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Discussing Depression and Suicide with Your Teen, Part 1

In the wake of the tragic suicide of comedian Robin Williams, the blogosphere and social networking sites are all abuzz. And for every post, comment, or opinion, there are plenty of opposing views, even (or especially?) among Christians. When these kinds of high-profile conversations arise, it’s extremely important that you discuss them with your teen, especially if he or she is going through a rough patch, right now. Without taking sides in … Continue

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Teens And Money Management

Ideally, children will learn about money management from their parents. After all, unless a student majors in finance or economics, the finer points of money management are not covered in the classroom. Begin with a stable personal money management system and teach it to children early. Teenagers will always want something; teach them money management by making them earn their next cell phone, iPod or other electronic gadget. Selling Before … Continue

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Fostering Academic Success at Home: Structuring Study Schedules and Spaces, Part 2

Parental relationships go a long way toward fostering academic success, but not nearly as much as when parents communicate educational expectations and prioritize academics themselves (see Part 1). Including school work in the schedule and providing study spaces for your kids can go a long way toward communicating your support and the priority you place on hard work and education, in general. At the same time, though, there is no replacement … Continue

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The Value of Introverts

High school will always have the kids who prefer to be alone. They sit and read a book during lunch, do not always join in during a pep rally, and they appear to have very few friends. Yes, these behaviors could be a sign of shyness, but the person could also be an introvert. Introversion […]

Be Informed About the Abuse of Legal Drugs

If you think your teen has to meet shady contacts in back alleys in order to be abusing drugs, you’re wrong. Often, teens abuse drugs that are actually legal. They may not even think they are doing anything wrong or dangerous. While some may use over-the-counter or prescription medications as gateway drugs to illegal drug […]

The Myth of Control

From eating disorders to self harm, and from an extreme drive for achievement & affirmation from others to relentless anxiety & constant anger, teens in our society can easily learn to classify and even find temporary treatments or ways to manage troublesome behaviors. While some of these issues can stem from physical problems, at the […]

Discussing Depression and Suicide with Your Teen, Part 1

In the wake of the tragic suicide of comedian Robin Williams, the blogosphere and social networking sites are all abuzz. And for every post, comment, or opinion, there are plenty of opposing views, even (or especially?) among Christians. When these kinds of high-profile conversations arise, it’s extremely important that you discuss them with your teen, […]

Teen Clothing Dilemmas

The image of a teenager is ever evolving. Each era has specific issues; three teenage habits may have secretly driven them all. While teenagers in eras past dressed for peace, national support or popularity, all of them were prey to the instable thoughts of adolescence. The teenager dresses to and for their peers in order […]

The Female Athlete Triad In Teens

Playing a sport during the teen years is an excellent plan to maintain healthy habits throughout life. A sports schedule often dictates ample amounts of exercise on a balanced diet along with a steady grade point average. All of which are wonderful benefits. The teenage girl athlete will most likely be a happy healthy individual […]

Fostering Academic Success at Home: Structuring Study Schedules and Spaces, Part 2

Parental relationships go a long way toward fostering academic success, but not nearly as much as when parents communicate educational expectations and prioritize academics themselves (see Part 1). Including school work in the schedule and providing study spaces for your kids can go a long way toward communicating your support and the priority you place […]

Encouragement Amid Scandal: Confronting Falsehoods Surrounding the Josh Duggar Drama, Part 1

In the wake of news leaking out about Josh Duggar’s sexually deviant behavior as a teen, there has been a frenzy of angry and arrogant responses from liberals and tabloids, ministries and mommy bloggers, and just about everyone in between. With the many varying opinions about what should or shouldn’t have been his parents’ response […]