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Would You Do It All Over Again?

Would You Do It All Over Again?

Back to the Future – Living a Purposeful Life as a Parent and Grandparent Would you go back to high school if you could know then what you know now? Or how about take a trip like that infamous one Michael J. Fox took in Back to the Future? There is no time like the […]

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Is Your Teen in an Abusive Relationship?

Is Your Teen in an Abusive Relationship?

Redefining Teenage Dating Abuse New research gives parents one more reason to do everything they can to protect their children from teenage dating abuse and violence. Reports just released in the journal Pediatrics show that teenagers who are in abusive relationships appear to be more likely to develop emotional and substance abuse issues when they […]

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Help! My Teen is Dating!

Help! My Teen is Dating!

How Old Should Kids Be Before They Can Date? Hanging out. Going out. Dating. Going with. Group dating. Hooking up. Gulp. Suddenly potty training and teaching the kids to tie their shoes seems so much easier. But as a dear friend reminded me of my own words recently, we need to try to be conscious […]

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The Terrible Teenage Years

The Terrible Teenage Years

Parenting teens is tough – but is it a time filled that should be filled with dread, animosity, and trepidation? If you read and believe what is written in “You Don’t Know Anything…! – A Manual for Parenting Your Teenagers” then parenting teenagers is going to be one of the worst times in your life. […]

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Teens and Risk-Taking

Teens and Risk-Taking

An Opportunity for Growth This morning my teenage son picked up a gun and got ready to leave the house – and I told him to have fun. Have I lost my marbles? I hope not. He was heading out for a morning of deer hunting with his father, something he has done for the […]

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Fasten Your Seatbelts

Fasten Your Seatbelts

Help Your Teen be a Safe Driver Keep your hands inside the car at all times – parenting teens can be a bumpy ride. This is perhaps never more accurate than when those teens get their driver licenses. Before you go down that driver education road with your teens, help prepare them for the responsibilities that […]

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The Language of Teens

The Language of Teens

Learning to Talk (and Listen) to Your Teenager “…don’t worry that your teenager is not always listening – worry that he or she is always watching.” Scary though, right? Our teenagers are primed and ready to learn from us, even when we may not want them to at every moment (hey – even parents have […]

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Teenagers are Lazy

Teenagers are Lazy

And Other Myths About Teens Myth #1 – Lazy teens just want to sleep. Get a roomful of parents of teens together and most will probably agree – their kids like to sleep. Actually, their kids like to sleep in – meaning that they are no longer the early morning risers they used to be […]

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8 Tips to Get Your Teen Reading the Classics

8 Tips to Get Your Teen Reading the Classics

Modern teenagers are probably more likely to be caught reading texts and emails than reading the classics such as To Kill a Mockingbird or A Tale of Two Cities. However, just because these classic books that teens really should be reading aren’t willingly and purposefully added to their backpacks doesn’t mean we should give up […]

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A Race to the Finish

A Race to the Finish

Parenting Teens – An Uphill Sprint I’m nervous. I have teenagers in the house and the time I spend with them seems to be going at warp speed. There are lifelong lessons yet to be taught, memories to be made, and faith to be shared. But how will I ever teach them everything they need […]

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