Focus on the Family – Parenting Teens –
http://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/teens.aspx – contains numerous great articles on topics like communicating with your teen, how to handle conflict, control vs. responsibility, and how your child is wired.
Hope for Parents of Troubled Teens –
http://www.todayschristianwoman.com/articles/2013/june/hope-for-parents-of-troubled-teens.html. Have you reached your wits end with your son or daughter? Here’s some great parenting advice and encouragement if you find yourself with a troubled teen. And believe me, we all will at some time.
Engaging Teens who Question their Faith –
http://www.crosswalk.com/family/parenting/teens/engaging-teens-who-question-their-faith.html. What do we do if our kids start to question their faith? Panic, ignore them, or face it head on. Kids are asking more questions and thinking more deeply about their faith than ever before. We may be faced with questions. How should we respond?
10 Things Kids learn from their Parent’s Marriage –
http://www.homeword.com/things-kids-learn-from-their-parents-marriage-ta-a-1454.html. Think your kids aren’t watching? Think again. Here are a few things your kids notice in your marriage.
Parenting 17-year-olds like 18-year-olds –
http://www.thesource4parents.com/ParentingHelp/parentinghelpdetail.aspx?ID=88. Nervous about when your kids head off to college? Not sure if they’ll know how to make the right choices without your loving guidance? Jonathan recently tried an experiment to see what it would look like to raise a 17 year old as an 18 year old. He tried it on his daughter of all people. Click here to read more.
3 Best Practices Developing Young Leaders –
http://www.jonathanmckeewrites.com/archive/2013/07/15/developing-young-leaders.aspx. Want your kids to grow up to be leaders but not sure how to do that as a parent? Here’s some great advice from author and speaker Jonathan McKee.
Top Ten Mistakes Christian Parents of Teens Make –
http://meredisciple.com/blog/2010/06/top-ten-mistakes-christian-parents-of-teens-make/. This is a great article that puts into perspective the influence we have on our kids as well as the things we can/should do differently. Great read!
The Power of Porn –
http://www.thesource4ym.com/youthculturewindow/article.aspx?id=266. How it’s damaging a young generation. Parents, the stats in this article are shocking. This is worth a look and a discussion in your household.
Letting Go of Our Kids –
http://www.familylife.com/articles/topics/parenting/essentials/releasing-your-child/letting-go-of-our-kids#.UtRK-pETuqR. We need to learn to let our children go so they can grow and devlop on our own.
Do you Really Want to Know? –
http://www.jonathanmckeewrites.com/archive/2014/03/05. Our kids are being bombarded with questions and messages everyday, but where do they go to find the answers? You might be surprised. And even more surprising is what they could find.
Lent – Explained –
http://fulleryouthinstitute.org/blog/the-one-truth-i-want-all-kids-and-people-to-know-about-lent. What do you think about Lent? What attitude do you have about sacrificing things for Lent? Maybe this will give a helpful perspective.
Maybe it’s Time to Shut Up –
http://www.heartlightministries.org/blogs/markgregston/2014/03/05/maybe-its-time-to-shut-up/. While I don’t like the word “Shut Up” either, this article has some powerful advice for parents who struggle with controlling their child or talking at him/her. It’s worth a read.
5 Things to Tell your Daughter –
Want your daughter to have a positive self-image? Then reinforce these 5 things. http://familymatters.net/blog/2014/03/25/.