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The best way to change your teen is through prayer. How do I know? I have raised two kids–a boy and a girl. They were great kids, but just like any other teen, they had areas in their life I could not change. I can’t tell you how much nagging, pushing and, yes, controlling I…

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As I sit in the classroom of my former school, I think about what it was like thirty-five years ago when I was a teenager sitting in these exact same desks. There were no cell phones or computers, no social media, no select sports, and no SAT prep classes. Well, at least not one that…

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Teen dating. No big deal. That is until YOUR teen starts dating. That’s when everything changes. Suddenly, the conversations get real…scary. Thinking about your son or daughter out in the world without supervision is daunting. Unfortunately, the inevitable will happen. Sooner or later, your child will be alone with the opposite sex. So how do…

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How a Community Service Project Will Change Your Family
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Are you looking for a community service project? You don’t need to leave the country to find volunteer opportunities to do with your kids. For instance, a good idea might be to go to the Texas-Mexico border. My family has ministered to the people in The Colonias doing VBS, soccer camps, construction, painting, and food…

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Is your baby leaving home soon? If not soon, one day this will happen to you. It seems like yesterday I brought mine home from the hospital. I had no idea what to do with him, and, yet, I knew how to do everything when the time came. My mother instincts kicked in the moment…

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Do you have a moody teenager? If you haven’t experienced it yet, you will. One day your precious child will wake up and not like you–AT ALL. You make think you have experienced some hard times as a parent with your five-year-old, but you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. You see, there is a big difference…

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9 Best Activities to Do with Your Teen. Are you and your teen drifting apart? Start with some fun activities and then add in some meaningful things like volunteering together. #teenactivities #familytime #family #familymoments #teentime #teens #familytimecounts #dinnertime
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It is important to focus on your teen especially because we live in such a superficial and materialistic world. I think about the situation with Kate Spade and her loss of life due to suicide. It makes you realize there is more to life than a designer purse. Perhaps we have lost our focus. Our…

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In this post-Christian era, teaching your kids to wait until marriage to have sex is not normal. In fact, it is archaic by most standards. Most parents have opted for the “safe sex” talk instead of going for abstinence. They figure their kids are going to do it, so it is better to use protection than…

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There are five things kids wish their parents knew about them. Well, there may be more than five, but these are the five big ones you should pay attention to as a parent. You may wonder how I am so privy to this information. Perhaps you think it is something I read or heard about…

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Do You Have an Entitled Teen? Red tennis shoes standing on computer board and pencils.
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Do you have an entitled teen? Many teens have a distorted idea of what they deserve or think they should get just because they exist. I wish it were not so, but this is the world our kids live in today. It’s probably the worst it has ever been. Some of this entitlement is created…

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