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Parenting Today's Teens (Heartlight Ministries)

  • When Teen Anger Burns Bright
    In the right context, fire is helpful.  It can warm a house, cook your s’mores, even act as a signal for rescuers should you get lost in the woods somehow.  But left unattended, even a small flame can easily turn into a devastating disaster, rava…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 18, 5:00am -
  • When Church Becomes a Chore

    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 5:00am -
  • Building Effective Fences For Your Teen
    When I was growing up, our family had one major rule—don’t make Dad mad.  If my siblings or I happened to cross that line and break this greatest-of-all-commandments in our house, the consequences were swift and often severe. I remember once “…
    - 21 days ago, 1 May 18, 5:31am -
  • Being relationally rich with your teen
    I’m convinced that parenting kids is more than just an exercise in entertainment, improvement and survival.  It’s more than the challenge to move kids from dependence to independence.  And it’s more than a boot camp or preparation for th…
    - 28 days ago, 24 Apr 18, 5:24am -
  • Marriage Turmoil Affects Your Teen
    Marriage is sometimes hard. Anyone who says differently either hasn’t been married, or is selling you something. It doesn’t take long before the shiny dreams of wedded bliss start to fade away, and the reality of married life begins to settle in:…
    - 35 days ago, 17 Apr 18, 5:27am -
  • Pot and Your Teen
                Teens live in a confusing world when it comes to marijuana. Pot is more readily available than ever. Many celebrities and athletes, people that your child may look up to, have come to publicly support marijuana use. Plus, medic…
    - 42 days ago, 10 Apr 18, 5:51am -
  • Pushing Back Against a Teen Culture of Entitlement
    I recently saw a clever commercial that appeals directly to the members of a “me-first” generation.  It was an ad for a huge, 3D, LED TV with wireless capabilities, crystal-clear picture, and crisp sound.  I think it even had a built-in cap…
    - 49 days ago, 3 Apr 18, 5:00am -
  • Creating Healthy Relationships at Home
    We were created for relationships. That’s why we’re often the healthiest and happiest when we’re enjoying strong connections with others. On the flip side, we often struggle the most when our relationships are damaged or broken. That’s why I…
    - 56 days ago, 27 Mar 18, 5:15am -
  • Countering Your Teen’s Peer Pressure
    Ever hear of a lemming? You know, the Animalia, Chordata, Mammalia, Redentia, Cricetidae, Arvicolinae, Lemmini scientific classification kind?   They don’t live in Texas, that’s for sure. But are found in the Artic. They, and our teens, have a…
    - 63 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 5:18am -
  • 8 Qualities of a Good Parent
    I never met a mom or dad whose goal was to be a bad parent. From the moment we hold that little bundle of joy in our arms, we dedicate our lives to guiding, protecting and loving our kid to the best of our ability. Unfortunately, when the hospital ha…
    - 70 days ago, 13 Mar 18, 5:30am -

Parenting My Teen

  • 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 -