Ages 13-18

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'Is My Teen Struggling With Homosexuality?'

Jeff Johnston

Do you suspect that your teen is struggling with same-sex attraction? Read about how to respond in a loving and helpful way.

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Teens and Depression

Jan Kern

How do we stand with our teens through this adolescent season of change and emotional upheaval?

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Teens and Suicide

Alice Crider

With the prevalence of teen suicides, parents can't help but wonder, even worry, about their teen and depression. 

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Is Your Teen Depressed?

Jill Savage

I knew my daughter was struggling emotionally, but I had no idea about the extent of her depression.

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Mother-Daughter Conflict

Susan Alexander Yates

You can preserve your relationship with your daughter even during times of tension.

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Watching Out for Your Teen

Valeria Vick

Find tangible ways to let your teens know how you pray for them.

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Neither World: Parent-Teen Negotiations

Shona Neff

Here is one practical way parents can help teens who feel caught between the irresponsibility of childhood and the privileges of adulthood.

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Teen Daughters

Parenting girls through the teen years can be as rewarding as it is challenging

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Ways to Engage Your Teen

There is no secret to communicating with your teens, but often you must take the first step and be the one who understands the importance of ongoing talking, negotiating and engaging with them.

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Using Social Media to Engage With Your Teen

Bob Smithouser

They may sleep in your house and eat at your table, but teens live on social media.

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What Do Teens Really Want?

T. Suzanne Eller

Learn what teens most value. It may surprise you!

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Sweet and Strong-Willed

Darla Noble

Do you have a teen who wants to make his or her own path? Here's how one family dealt with an unconventional child.

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Are You and Your Teen BFFs?

Debbie Jansen

As their parent, you need to find the balance between being your child's friend and being her parent.

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Terrible Teens?

Ray Seldomridge

Are the teen years always terrible? Get some practical advice from an experienced parent who didn't think so.

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Parent-Teen Communication

Whether during conflict or peace, parents and teens can benefit from improving their communication with each other.

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Connect With Your Teen

One of the most important things you can do for your teens is to stay connected with them. Here are some ideas for how to do that.

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Your Teen's Identity

What makes up your teens' identity? And what is the best basis for it — that will allow them to live happy, healthy lives?

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Connect on Their Terms

Kathi Lipp

Making time for your teen's interests, even when it's inconvenient, is important in your ongoing relationship.

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Effective Communication

Jennifer Bussey and Candy Arrington

Do you feel like walls are being put up between you and your teen. Try these foundation ways to better connect.

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Stop Trying to Fix Their Problems

Pat Baker

With teens, it's important to really listen so you hear what they mean and not just what they say.

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Do the Inconvenient

Elsa Kok Colopy

Sacrificing convenience — sometimes that's how God uses parents to help draw others closer to Jesus.

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Connecting With Your Emotional Teens

Walt Larimore

When you have an emotional teen, there are three things that your teen may need from you.

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Choosing a College Major

John Townsend

How should your teen choose a college major? Use these six suggestions for guiding your child and in facilitating discussion.

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