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Raising Teenagers

Has it ever been more challenging to raise teenagers? Parents can relate to many struggles their teens experience – but, at the same time, modern-day culture is presenting teens with a host of other difficult issues their parents never faced. We’re here to help moms and dads raise healthy, well-adjusted teenagers. Check out this list of resources for some great encouragement and advice.

Boundaries with Teens

Teenagers You love them to pieces ... but sometimes you feel like the pieces are falling apart Relax Your sanity will survive these rocky teenage years, and so will your teens--provided you set healthy boundaries that work to their benefit and yours. Boundaries with Teens shows you how.

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers

Over 600,000 copies sold! Socially, mentally, and spiritually, teenagers face a variety of pressures and stresses each day. Despite these pressures, it is still parents who can influence teens the most, and The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers equips parents to make the most of that opportunity.

Letting Go of Your Teen

Your teenager is in the process of moving away from you. Therapists have a term for this: developmental individuating. It means your child is doing the following:

Effective Communication

While battling cancer, Karen sobbed, crying out to the Lord. She thought she had the house to herself that morning, but her youngest, 13-year-old Emory, was still home.

Heartlight Ministries Residential Counseling Center

Founded by Mark Gregston, Heartlight is the country’s premier residential counseling center and boarding school for struggling teens.

Is Your Teen Depressed?

“Do you know why I chose to drink last night?” my teenage daughter asked me at the end of a long night that all parents wish they never have to experience.

Hope for Hurting Parents

We’re not counselors, experts, or people who have it all together. We’re simply parents like you, who have experienced pain on our parenting journey. Yet, we’ve found encouragement from God, other people and a variety of resources.

Maintaining Your Marriage With Teens in the House

Parenting adolescents isn't easy, and conflict surrounding raising kids can harm a marriage. But you and your spouse can work as a team to build your marriage; even while raising your kids.

Understanding Teen Depression and Suicide (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling author Dr. Gregory Jantz offers practical advice for helping parents whose teens may be dealing with depression. (Part 1 of 2)

Things I Wish I'd Known Before My Child Became a Teenager

The transition from childhood to adulthood is hard for everyone. The teenage years are turbulent, no question about it. But if you're a parent or caregiver, don't despair. There's a way through!

Dispelling the Myths of Teen Dating

High school teachers Daniel Anderson and his daughter, Jacquelyn, dispel some myths teens have about dating, such as: sex will enhance my relationships, it's okay to break up and get back together, love and sex are the same, and serial dating and living together will help me stay married.

12 Ways to Love Your Wayward Child

Suggestions on how to parent rebellious sons and daughters.

5 Gospel Truths for Parents of Teenagers

This article shares five biblical truths to encourage and guide parents of teenagers.

How to Help Your Teenager Choose Friends

Making godly friends isn't always easy. Here are some ways that parents can help guide their teen.

A New Dream Job: Social Media Influencers

Being a social media influencer is one our kids' top dream jobs. But is there really a path to online fame and easy money for our kids?

Youth & Family

Raising kids — or being a kid — has never been easy and it seems that in today’s world it is doubly hard. Find practical resources for children, teens and parents to navigate in this challenging and sometimes hostile world.

Summit Ministries | Grow in Your Faith. Get the Confidence to Live it Out.

Summit will help you develop a worldview that will draw people into deeper conversations and bring hope to your world.

Navigating Parent-Teen Negotiations of the Neither World

How do you create a healthy foundation for parent-teen negotiations? Use this download to help you parent you with teen negotiations.

Parent, Meet Your Teen

Parenting teens is hard. We don’t like the unpredictability, the spontaneity. But Solomon has counsel for parents who desire to raise their teens wisely.

Helping Teens Through Social Isolation

Love-based communication between parents and teens can help build trust and create a safe space for your socially isolated teen to talk about issues.

Practical Help for Parents Raising Teens

If you are in the midst of raising teens, you know firsthand that emotional ups and downs can be as unpredictable as springtime weather. Will today be a fair day or will it storm—or maybe both? 

How Your Teen Thinks

Have you ever wondered what your teen is thinking? Jerusha Clark unpacks three ways your teen’s brain is changing and what you can do to parent more effectively in the midst of the drama.

3 Ways to Keep Your Kids Off Their Screens

How do we keep a balance for our kids and for ourselves? How do we encourage other forms of entertainment and interests without discouraging our children to the point of daily battles and frustrations? How do we protect our kids from that inevitable addiction that comes from the unfettered use of Wi-Fi? Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Life is full of surprises, challenges and questions – and sometimes we all need help finding answers. Are you struggling in your marriage? Is your son or daughter involved in activities that have you worried? Or maybe you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy or navigating conflict with your aging parents. Whether you’re in the midst of a major crisis or simply a perplexing situation, we have compiled resources that can point you in the right direction. And remember – we’re constantly updating our content, so check back frequently for the latest and greatest resources.

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