Category Archives: dynamics of adolescence

5 Ways You Are Building Walls Between You and Your Teen

I applaud you for taking the time to take a look at this post – especially since it sounds like an accusation.  Got your attention, didn’t it?  Hopefully, you aren’t placing all these barriers between you and your teen.  But … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Help Your Teen Manage Digital Dating Boundaries

Remember back when you were dating as a teenager, and you wondered why your girlfriend or boyfriend hadn’t responded to your text within thirty minutes?  So frustrating, wasn’t it?!  It’s like, “What’s the problem?  Did I do something wrong?  Is … Continue reading

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5 Questions I Dare You To Ask Your Teen!

Asking good questions is a great way to build any relationship. It helps the questioner learn more about the other person, as well as communicating a certain level of genuine caring for that person. Why bother asking, if I don’t really care, right? In the spirit of opening important doors of conversation and facilitating a more powerful relationship between you and your teen, I have five questions to share with you. Continue reading

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4 Signs You Have A Healthy Relationship With Your Teen

Do you ever find yourself wondering how you are doing with with your teen(s)? Maybe you are unsure how to even assess things. Well, if you see any of these indicators in your relationship, it’s a good clue you must be doing something right: Continue reading

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The Prodigal’s Dad – Lesson Two: Allowance

  Of all the lessons we can learn from the Father of the Prodigal, this one may be the hardest: He is willing to allow his son the freedom to make his own choices and mistakes, thereby learning the most … Continue reading

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5 Lessons from the Prodigal’s Dad

In the next few weeks, I will be offering follow-up posts to further unpack and explain the profound lessons I gather from this story. But for now, let me simply list for you the qualities of this Dad that offered the hope of real transformation in the life of his wayward son: Continue reading

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Five Ways to Guide Your Teen’s Social Media Life

The way we use social media makes a direct impact on our mental and spiritual well-being. Here are some ways to help our teens do their best. Continue reading

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Seven Tips for Discussing Weed with Your Teen

If you don’t want your kids smoking weed, you need to take charge of leading them in a better direction. Here are some of the most important points to include in your discussions with your kids about smoking/vaping: Continue reading

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They Don’t Care How Much You Know…

Until they know how much you care!  Parents, your kids need you to get this into your heads, keep it there, and let it change the way you interact with them. Your teens don’t care how much you know, until … Continue reading

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Six Simple Adjustments That Will Revolutionize Your Family Life

  1. Put phones away during mealtime. Before you roll your eyes and say you’ve heard that one plenty of times already, ask yourself this: “Have we actually tried this in our home? Consistently?”  You have no idea how much … Continue reading

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