teens

A Tale of Two DadsIf you want to correct, make sure you connect!

The first dad was angry. I answered his phone call and heard a wide assortment of issues. His son was hanging out with a group...

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6 Survival Tips for Parents of Teens

In our work coaching hundreds of parents of tweens and teens over the years, we’ve uncovered six common themes that leave teens feeling a little...

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Staying Connected With Your TeenWhen they stiff arm and reach for you at the same time

When kids become teens, they start acting like they don’t need us. If we don’t understand why they’re doing this, and figure out ways to...

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Beat Boredom This Summer With These 4 TipsEmpowering your kids’ God-given creativity

Research has shown that being bored is not such a bad thing for kids.  Boredom can foster creativity and patience.  Yet, when a parent hears...

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How to Peel Your Kids off the ScreenA refreshing approach to an exhausting challenge

It’s halfway through the summer, and you’re finding yourself in power struggles over screen time with your kids. “Why can’t they simply obey me and...

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Finding Sanity During Family Car Trips5 Tips for Peace in the Back Seat

“Are we there yet?” “I have to go to the bathroom!” “I want a Happy Meal NOW!” “No, I want Taco Bell!!” Ahh, the bliss...

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My child doesn’t believe in God. Now what?

Many discouraged parents have asked us this question: How should we respond to our child who doubts the reality of God? When children suggest “there...

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The Awesome Thing about Your Kid’s Misbehavior…

The rough-looking teen’s tough veneer had softened. I detected tears in his eyes. “No one has ever said anything like that to me.” Just minutes...

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How to Get Kids to Care about School & GradesWithout Nagging

  Over the years, Lynne and I have worked with many families who struggle with the same issues. Time and again, we see how a...

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Prep Your Kids for a Responsible School Year

  Getting an education is a tremendous privilege. Most parents recognize that future opportunities are built on many layers of learning that happen during the...

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