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.

Outside Influences and Our Kids


In this week’s #ThursdayThoughts, I discuss the problem with outside influences. We all have near and far relatives, church members or neighbors, classmates or friends who exhibit less-than-stellar behavior. And our kids are like little

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Eating in Peace


Q: We adopted two girls (ages 8 and 10 at the time) almost 5 years ago from an African country. They were incredibly picky eaters and refused to try new foods. I have been customizing

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Is Your Teen Stressed or Normal?


Q: My 17-year-old daughter claims to be anxious and depressed due to lack of best friends. She was homeschooled until junior year when she enrolled in the local community college full time. She’s getting straight

Is Your Teen Stressed or Normal?2018-07-17T16:11:59+00:00

3 Ways to Hook Your Kids on Devotions


By guest blogger JP Robinson Last week, I told my kids that I’d have to cancel our devotions that evening because a family activity had run later than expected. Their response was typical: a resounding

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Set Dating Ground Rules Early


By guest blogger Mary L. Hamilton The first week of sixth grade, a girl invited my son to see a movie with her and another couple. “It’s not a date,” my son argued. I countered

Set Dating Ground Rules Early2018-09-13T21:36:10+00:00

The Defiant


Q: We have an 11-yr-old son who is disobedient and defiant. He simply won’t do what he is told. He is chronically late getting ready for school, often telling us he isn’t going (6th grade

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Teen Chaos


Q: I have a 17 year old, a 15 year old and a 13 year old all whom believe life completely and utterly revolves around them. The oldest (boy) refuses to look for work and

Teen Chaos2018-07-17T15:56:57+00:00