Tag: Parenting

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Twelve Ways to Instill Self-Worth in Your Teen

by Candy Arrington on Monday, January 09, 2012 Whether we realize it or not, we have a huge impact on our teen’s sense of self-worth. In fact, parents with poor self-esteem usually translate their insecurities to their children, while parents with strong self-esteem usually raise children who view themselves positively. That means you need to be your teen’s greatest champion.… Read more →

Reduce parent-teen conflict

by Dr. Larry Purcell on Tuesday, November 13, 2007 Children are not born with instructions. Even if they were, I doubt that many parents would actually read the directions. Most parents, like me, learn from experience. The following four pointers are some principles I’ve used to reduce the parent/teen conflict in my own home and to increase my teen’s involvement… Read more →

Taking a Media-Free Day

by Melissa Spoelstra on Wednesday, October 02, 2012 This article is courtesy of ParentLife Magazine Peering over my laptop screen, I noticed the house was quiet – not the norm in the Spoelstra home. Usually there is roughhousing, laughter, kids bounding in and out, and some sort of disagreement about whose turn it is to unload the dishwasher. I scanned… Read more →

Parenting Teens Is Tough; LifeWay Offers Help

by Polly House on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Parenting a teenager is terrifying! “There’s no doubt about it,” said Mike Wakefield. “Even if the teenager is a great kid, it’s still absolutely terrifying to think about all the new skills a parent has to develop to navigate through those years.” Wakefield leads the team that produces┬áParenting Teens, a relaunch of… Read more →