Teenagers can be easily misunderstood – sometimes by themselves! – and parents have thought and prayed for generations about the best ways to connect with their children during this transitional age. As a time of change, it can be a wonderful time for growth in faith and God-connection just as much as it can be a time for frustrations and miscommunication. Here you’ll find stories from those who parent or have parented teenagers, as well as articles to help you ponder your next steps with your teen.
21 Nov 2023
Today's parents are all too aware of the easy availability of pornography. How do we start and maintain healthy conversations with our children and teens around this area, and what do we do if and when our children have an encounter with porn?
13 Nov 2023
When we have prayed for our children to come to know Jesus for themselves, when we've nurtured their faith and created opportunities for them to grow, it can feel devastating when they make the decision to turn away from Jesus. But there is always hope.
10 Oct 2023
As our children get older, we know the importance of maintaining open, healthy dialogue about their changing bodies and, eventually, the role of sex in a committed relationship. How do we educate our children healthily, medically and Biblically?
03 Oct 2023
We are living in an age where most of our children will receive a smartphone while they're still living with us. How can we navigate this transition safely and successfully?
19 Sep 2023
When we send our children off to school or other groups away from us, we can be anxious about whether they'll make friends. Will they be kind? Will others be kind? What happens if no one speaks to my child? How will they navigate the inevitable friendship fall-outs?
12 Sep 2023
How do we know when our children and teenagers are ready to make a public declaration of their faith, whether that's baptism, confirmation or something else?