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Parenting Today's Teens (Heartlight Ministries)

  • A False Sense of Maturity
    It’s probably happened to a lot of dads.  Your kid spends his mornings watching you drag yourself to the bathroom mirror, pile some shaving cream in your hand, break out your razor, and start shaving your face.  Soon, your son (or maybe even daug…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jan 18, 6:05am -
  • What Heals the Damage Caused by Conflict?
    I’ve been confronting kids for 40 years and it wasn’t any easier the last time as it was the first time I challenged or confronted behavior, attitudes, motives, or actions that I thought were unacceptable or inappropriate.  One would think that…
    - 8 days ago, 16 Jan 18, 6:03am -
  • Teenage Girls and Inappropriate Behavior
    Here’s a question I received this week from an assistant principal of a Christian high school who is struggling with a student displaying inappropriate sexual advances to the boys in her school.  His question is followed by my advice. Q: Dear Mar…
    - 15 days ago, 9 Jan 18, 6:01am -
  • Communicating with Teens
    Every parent of a teenager wants to build a strong line of communication with their teen. But sadly, the opposite is most often true. I’d like to share with you some simple tips to improve your communications with your teen. You may wonder what the…
    - 22 days ago, 2 Jan 18, 7:46am -
  • The Teen Spin Cycle
    There is nothing worse than living with a teen spinning out of control, and no worse feeling than the hopelessness parents experience in the process. It is difficult to know what to do and how to react when your teen daily reaches new lows in disobed…
    - 29 days ago, 26 Dec 17, 7:34am -
  • When Your Teen is in the Wrong Crowd
    If you swim with the sharks, you’re bound to get bit.  One bad apple spoils the whole bushel.  Bad company corrupts good character.  Many parents have added these phrases to their lexicon, because they illustrate the dangers of running with the…
    - 36 days ago, 19 Dec 17, 6:01am -
  • Some Common Questions About Teens
    I lead seminars throughout the country and without fail, I get a number of similar questions that are always asked. Here are few that seem to always come up.  My son has been displaying a lot of anger toward us lately. Even the littlest thing seems…
    - 43 days ago, 12 Dec 17, 6:45am -
  • Teens Can Be Cooler Online
    Online networking sites offer teens a place to post videos, music, images, comments, thoughts, and wallpaper in any form they want. They can express whatever they want to whomever they want. They can invite people into their “home,” and limit who…
    - 50 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 6:15am -
  • Adoption in the News
    There’s much in the news these days about adoption; especially as it relates to the kids caught up in the tragic circumstances happening around the world. Adoption is a great opportunity for a child who might otherwise face a life without a mom or…
    - 55 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 6:00am -
  • Preventing Damaging Parental Habits

    - 57 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 6:00am -

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…
    - 57 days ago, 28 Nov 17, 3:46am -