Ages 13-18

Focus on the Family Minute

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Relationship With Your Teen

Building a strong relationship with your teen can be a challenge. Author and researcher Dr. Kara Powell shares with Jim Daly a practical way you can connect. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Relationship and Influence

Parents, if you’ve got teenagers, you’ve probably already discovered how tough influencing them can be.  They’re becoming independent, which means they’re pulling away from your instruction.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Home or Hotel

The next time your teenager doesn’t want to help out around the house, you’ve got an important decision to make.  Do you want your child to live in a home or a hotel?

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Keep Calm

Parents, let me share a couple scenarios that teens face today.  If one of them happened to your child, would you want them to come to you for help?

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13 Reasons Why

With another season of "13 Reasons Why" being released, parents may need to rethink how it may be affecting their children.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Your Distant Teenager

If your child seems to be pulling away from you as they get into the teen years, psychologist Kevin Leman has some advice. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Practical Advice for Parenting Teens (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents on maintaining a positive relationship with their children during the often-turbulent teen years. Jean Daly shares her perspectives as well. (Part 2 of 2) 

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Vitamin “N”

Psychologist Kevin Leman has an answer for parents who have a hard time motiving their teenager. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Correcting Our Course

What does long-distance swimming have in common with parenting?  As it turns out, a lot.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Practical Advice for Parenting Teens (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents on maintaining a positive relationship with their children during the often-turbulent teen years. Jean Daly shares her perspectives as well. (Part 1 of 2) 

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Your Kids’ Money Personality 2

Do you know your child’s “money personality”?  If not, stay tuned to learn a way to prevent conflict with your children over their spending habits.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Your Kids’ Money Personality 1

You’ve probably heard that money is one of the biggest sources of conflict in marriage.  Well, money can cause friction between parents and children as well.  But there’s an easy solution: Understand your child’s money personality.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Trusting God With Your Kids

It's one of parents’ worst fears is letting your child drive the car by themselves for the first time! Lysa TerKeurst offers this prayer perspective. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Greatest Years of Influence

When your child enters the adult world, it can be an exciting time.  Your daily parenting role is finished.  But the most important time to influence your children’s lives may be just getting started.

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Article

How to Respond to a Teen Pregnancy in Your Family

Holly M. Duncan

When your teenage daughter tell you she's pregnant, you may feel a roller coaster of emotions. While this isn't good news, it's not the end of the world either. 

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Serious teen boy and girl

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When Your Son is a Teenage Father

If your son has had a sexual relationship from which a pregnancy has resulted, remember that he will probably be experiencing many of the same emotions as his girlfriend, including fear, guilt and ambivalence. In addition, he will feel considerable conflict and confusion over the role he should play. 

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Connect With Your Teen

Teenagers can pass through a parent’s life like a ship in the night.  Their lives are filled with school, homework, jobs, friends, and extracurricular activities.  And, it’s not just them!  Parents are usually coming and going as well.  So, how can you stay connected with your teen when life gets crazy?

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Teen girl by her locker in an empty school hallway. She looks depressed.

Article

How to Develop Media Intelligence in Your Home

Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW

With another season of "13 Reasons Why" being released, parents may need to rethink how it may be affecting their children.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Walk With Someone

As an assistant coach for my son’s eighth grade football team, it’s usually me teaching the kids.  But if I keep my eyes open, they’ll often teach me a thing or two.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Parenting in the Middle School Years

By the time our children enter middle school, their march toward independence is well under way.  It can be a confusing time for parents. When a child spreads his wings, it can feel like he’s turning his back on you instead.  But that’s not really the case.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Generation Snack

According to a new report by Health Affairs, kids today are taking in significantly more calories from snack foods than they did in the 1970s.  Statistics show that half of American children snack four times a day, and that some kids are eating almost constantly, with as many as ten snacks a day.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

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Prepare Your Kids for Marriage

Parents want their teenagers to learn important life lessons. But there’s one area moms and dads usually overlook: marriage!

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Mentoring At-Risk Teens

Just taking the time to spend with a troubled teen can make the difference.  Rob Mitchell says it helped to have role models.  Listen to the Full program here.

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