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Parenting Today's Teens (Heartlight Ministries)

  • Parent – Teen Relationship Destroyers
    I have never had a mom tell me, “I want my daughter to be perfect,” or had a dad say, “I want to have absolute authority over my son.”  Certainly, no parents have ever announced, “We want to be judgmental.” But I have heard hundreds of g…
    - 5 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 6:59am -
  • I can’t fix your teen
    Have you seen the marketing from publishers promising parents of troubled teens that they have something that will fix their kid?  You know – the commercials that say things can be miraculously transformed, or nearly perfect?   A quick fix by th…
    - 12 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 6:30am -
  • Teen Girls and Sexual Identity
    Today’s teens are influenced by a culture that, in many ways, fosters great confusion about sexual identity. Kids are encouraged by their idols and classmates to act on their feelings, and “anything goes.” Teens doing whatever they want, along…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 6:51pm -
  • Embracing the Sinful Child
    Parents across the country are faced every day with the challenge of older children who are living out choices that are far different from what the parents desired for them. The children don’t want to change, and are determined to continue along th…
    - 17 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 6:39pm -
  • The Parental Gift of Presence
    As moms and dads, we want to give our children everything. We want our kids to have more, do more and experience more than we did. And so we work hard, put in crazy hours, and volunteer for every opportunity in order to provide the best for our child…
    - 19 days ago, 30 Oct 18, 6:00am -
  • Intentionally Connecting Into a Disconnected Culture
    We live in a disconnected world. I realize that a statement like this may sound unbelievable in our era of technological know-how. After all, with Instagram, iPads, smart phones, texting, Twitter, e-mail, websites, blogs, and Skype, communication see…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 5:15am -
  • Fear-Based Parenting
    When we were young, the world may have seemed like an open playground, full of adventure. Around every corner was a brand new opportunity. There was wisdom to be gained from every experience. Many of us were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as we took on…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 5:11am -
  • What Makes You Want to Yell?
    When I get frustrated, or feel that someone didn’t do something the way I’d hoped, I sometimes yell. But over the years, I’ve learned that yelling about things is a pretty ineffective way to get what I want done. And yelling at your teen is pro…
    - 41 days ago, 9 Oct 18, 5:00am -
  • Rescuing Our Teens
      As soon as we bring that little bundle of joy home, our jobs dramatically change.  We may be accountants, managers, nurses, secretaries, or stay-at-home parents.  But holding our child in our arms, we become super mom and dad.  We put on the ca…
    - 47 days ago, 2 Oct 18, 5:35am -
  • Parents on a Different Page, but Same Chapter
    Raising teens is hard enough when parents agree on how a child should be parented. But confusion flourishes and relationships flounder when moms and dads can’t seem to get on the same parenting page. During adolescence, kids need a cohesive and foc…
    - 54 days ago, 25 Sep 18, 6:46am -

Parenting My Teen

  • Being a Parent to A Teen
    Being a parent is a job that has no breaks. Many say that perhaps it is the greatest responsibility one can face. This is the time when you do not have just yourself to think of and your priorities change. However, many also claim that this is perhap…
    - 76 days ago, 3 Sep 18, 11:11am -
  • Welcome to Parenting My Teen
    Welcome to Parenting My Teen. This is a blog dedicated to mothers, fathers, and guardians who are dealing with this special period of development in their children’s lives. We’ve been through it and we know how exciting, wonderful, and extraordin…
    - 28 Nov 17, 3:46am -