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Teaching Teens How to Treat the Opposite Sex With Dignity

In an article published by Family Life’s co-founders Dennis and Barbara Rainey, the couple explains how they would often tell their teenagers, “When you go out with someone, you’re going out with either your future mate or someone else’s future mate.” The couple found that this knowledge helped their children to treat the opposite sex […]

How to React When Your Child Has Viewed Pornography

For parents maneuvering their way through the thick fog of pornography, it can be easy to fall into despair and negativity. Parents can be angry and guilty by the fact that their child has viewed porn while the child too is ashamed and fearful of seeking counsel and healing from his or her parents. However, Protect Young Minds advocates a […]

Couple’s Relationship the Effects Parent-Child Relationship

Considering the need of more accounts and studies regarding mutual influence within parenting couples’ relationships, a study was conducted based on a sample of 86 heterosexual couples with a residential child between 8 and 11 years old. The study reported, “spouses with higher attachment anxiety and avoidance reported lower levels of marital adjustment, less co-parenting cooperation, and […]

Summer Slang

Do you feel equipped to understand your teens’ vernacular? Netsanity published an excellent infographic that categorizes current teen slang into three categories: “Fun and Harmless,” “Keep an Eye On” and “Warning Flags.” Below you will find a list of six slang terms you may find yourself hearing by this summer. Hundo P: short for 100% sure or certain Gucci: […]

A Father’s Influence

One of the many climactic moments of a wedding is the entrance of the bride. All eyes in the church turn and gaze at her. Although most eyes remain on the radiant bride on her special day, one cannot forget or overlook the man next to her, who escorts her to her soon-to-be-husband. In an article published […]

Internet Safety Month

Internet Safety Month offers parents the opportunity to refresh themselves on safe internet use and teach children how to be safe online throughout the summer months. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and ConnectSafely kicked off the month offering tips on the following topics: Gaming Safety for Parents and Teens Child Phone Use Safely Planning […]

Choosing Your Battles

Counselor Shelby Hall published an article through Focus on the Family describing a session with a frustrated mother who was sharing a heated conversation she had had with her teen. The mother finally said, “I know I have to pick my battles; I just don’t know which ones to pick.” “Her words reflect a common dilemma […]

How to Begin Parenting the Internet Generation

Research published by the University of Alberta reported about 90 percent of boys and 70% of girls, ages 13 to 14, have accessed porn at least once. Researchers also discovered 35% of boys reported viewing porn online “too many times to count.” On the same level, a study by the Pew Research Center indicated 30% of 17-year-olds have […]

Tips on Teaching Your Kids About Sex

Our culture paints a tremendously tainted version of sexuality. Blaring messages thrown around on TV, social media, and billboards must be challenged and confronted in the home. Our culture is not ashamed to talk about sexuality; therefore, parents cannot afford to be ashamed to address sexuality in the home. How you pursue and model relationships […]

Peer Pressure: Start the Conversation

The term peer pressure is used so frequently in our culture that many of us gloss over the phrase. Parents may assume their children are already aware of peer pressure and they have heard all the messages: Just say no. Don’t succumb to pressure. Believe in yourself. Be YOUnique. All of the cliches that hang on the walls of school cafeterias […]