Teenagers think they know it all, but as their parent you know you still have a lot to teach them. It’s getting them to listen that can be a challenge. Here are some great ways to help you raise you teen and get them ready for true independence.

Figuring Out Screen Time Limits

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Q: My husband and I disagree on how much video time the children can have. I don’t think it’s appropriate on school nights, even if they get their chores/homework done. My husband thinks it has

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What’s the Secret to Family Devotions?

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As Christian parents, we firmly believe that one of the most important jobs we have is teaching our four children about our faith. For centuries, parents regularly engaged in the practice of systematically teaching their

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Early Playtime

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Q: Our two older children, ages 4 and 3, share a bedroom. In the mornings, they like to get up very early (5 a.m.!) and play together. My husband and I usually get up multiple

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Excuse Me, Your Cell is Showing

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By Linda Wood Rondeau When I recently visited a young relative’s home, three children and two adults sat in the living room with the television on and everyone using their own phones. No one talked

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How to Handle Disrespectful Teenager?

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For a video version of this blog, visit https://youtu.be/7wpAZWok4Sc. Q: I am a mom of 4 kids: 15-year-old girl, 13-year-old boy, 10-year-old girl and 8-year-old boy. My oldest, at around age 9, stared eye rolling and

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Letting Teen Make Own Decisions

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Q: I feel like I am in a quandary of sorts. My youngest child, who will be 17 next month, wants desperately to go with her best friend to a haunted castle. My oldest went

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A Teen and Her Five Year Old Brother

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Q: My question is about sibling conflict between my 13-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son. They are constantly fighting! And they are basically just rude and disrespectful towards each other so much of the time. I

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Young Teen, Poor Choices

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Q: This year, my 14-year-old son started a new, academically-driven private high school. He became friends immediately with his peer group on the football team, and we’ve allowed him some new freedom to hang out

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A Manageable Routine for a Teen

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Q: I need help regarding the evening routine for my 16-year-old daughter, after she arrives home after her sport, which is usually 5 p.m., during the week. She has ADHD and says she needs to

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