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Parenting Today's Teens (Heartlight Ministries)

  • Parenting Shift in the Teen Years
    Do you know what needs to change about your parenting as your child approaches the teen years? So far, everything may be going like clockwork, so why change? What’s been working for more than a decade will surely continue working right up until t…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Adopting for the Right Reasons 
    Every day hundreds of orphaned or unwanted children from around the world find welcome and love from men and women in the U.S. through adoption. I want to applaud those who take on this role, and especially those who adopt children with disabilities,…
    - 3 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • All Due Respect from Your Teenager
    The late Rodney Dangerfield’s “I get no respect” jokes were pretty funny. But it isn’t a laughing matter when a teenager becomes disrespectful to a parent. While disrespect from a teenager can be demeaning and confusing to parents, it actuall…
    - 9 days ago, 8 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • A Parent’s Guiding Influence
    A parent’s desire to hold on to a child’s innocence in his early years is normal and necessary.  Early childhood is obviously not the right time for them to know certain things. But kids today are exposed to negative influences at earlier and e…
    - 10 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • When Adopted Children Become Teenagers 
    Many adopted kids seem to have more than their fair share of issues when they reach the adolescent years. Some can suddenly turn on the very people who rescued them years before, the family who adopted them.  Why is that? Here’s why… just as s…
    - 15 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • The Screen and Your Teen
    Do you remember the old Star Trek television shows and those futuristic gadgets they used to communicate with each other? It seemed so far-fetched at the time to talk through holograms and TV screens, but today it’s our reality and deeply ingrained…
    - 17 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Don’t Ever Quit, Not Even If Your Teen Hates You
    I have seen many parents wonder what in the world happened to their family. They seemingly woke up one morning to a teen who completely changed overnight. Their loving, kind and thoughtful kid is now a person they no longer recognize.  It is easy fo…
    - 22 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • Guiding Teens on Life’s Highway
    Parents of teenagers can grow anxious about the path their teen is choosing in life. They might worry about their teen’s future, or even fret over whether or not they’ll have a good relationship with their teen after they leave home. If you’re…
    - 24 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • The Greatest Gift You Can Give Your Teen
    As parents, we often put a lot of blame on ourselves for what we cannot offer our kids. When Christmas or birthdays roll around, we feel guilty when we can’t afford the latest and greatest iPads, video games, designer shoes, or state-of-the-art cel…
    - 29 days ago, 19 Oct 17, 5:00am -
  • A Healthy Relationship with Your Teen
    Do you want to become your child’s best friend? Of course you do! But does friendship with your child ever get in the way of your parenting? Do you cover your eyes and ears, or overlook problems with your teenager’s behavior because you fear tha…
    - 31 days ago, 17 Oct 17, 5:00am -

Parenting My Teen

  • Helping Your Teen Succeed in High School
    You know your teen can handle the work, you know your teen knows what to do, yet you watch your teen fall short of meeting a certain educational goal. Many parents have witnessed this over the course of parenting their teens and many parents find it…
    - 16 Aug 15, 10:27pm -
  • Teenagers want parents to be involved in their lives
    (BPT) – Today’s changing social environment and confusing messages about drugs and alcohol may be making it even more difficult for teenagers to get their bearings as they move toward adulthood. That is why it is more important than ever for pare…
    - 21 Feb 15, 2:23am -
  • Teen Anxiety and How to Help
    What is teen Anxiety  – Teen anxiety occurs when a teenagers feel unsure of  themselves or the events that  have taken place in their lives. Anxiety is an unsettled, restless state of mind. The teen experiences emotional distress (sometimes com…
    - 4 Jan 15, 3:48pm -
  • Responsible Smartphone Use for Teenagers
    Teaching teens how to responsibly use their smartphone technology has become a necessary part of parenting. According to the Pew Research Internet Project Teens and Technology 2013 survey, most teens in the United States own cell phones–and that al…
    - 7 Dec 14, 12:01am -
  • Tips On Communicating With Your Teen
    All at once you may discover that you are at a loss for words when it comes to talking to your teen. Just a few years prior, they wanted a bedtime story or a comforting hug to feel that everything was alright. Well, they may decline the former, but t…
    - 15 Nov 14, 9:07pm -
  • How to Support Your LGBT Teen
    The sexual orientation of a teenager is important as they are just discovering themselves. Parents should support their LGBT teens. This is aided by the participation of both parents and teens in LGBT counseling programs as well as support groups. Pa…
    - 28 Mar 14, 4:09pm -
  • Signs of Teenage Depression
    Signs of teenage depression: can you spot them? It is not easy; yet with heightened senses and an open mind, you can see right through your teenager’s heart. Your teenager is an individual in his own right Your baby is now grownup; yet not quite. M…
    - 26 Mar 14, 3:58pm -
  • Quick Tips to Boost Your Teens Confidence
    Many teens suffer through the pain of never feeling good enough. They face pressure to fit into a crowd among their peers. Feelings of inadequacy are the norm for teens, as they are many times unsure of themselves.  Use these tips to help build your…
    - 7 Mar 14, 10:57am -
  • Discipling Teenagers: Consequences and Responsibility
    Discipline is a touchy subject. Any time that a child “goes off the rails” parents believe that they are the cause. In the early years of their lives, your child learned the basics from you. Teenage years are the time when they test their boundar…
    - 5 Mar 14, 6:12pm -
  • Tips on Communicating With Teens
    All at once you may discover that you are at a loss for words when it comes to talking to your teen. Just a few years prior, they wanted a bedtime story or a comforting hug to feel that everything was alright. Well, they may decline the former, but t…
    - 29 Jan 14, 11:21am -