It is generally well accepted that females experience greater levels of depression and anxiety than males. This is true, not only during adulthood, but also during adolescence. Continue reading “3 Strategies for Inoculating Girls Against Stress”
By: Akos Balogh
Part of me wishes I didn’t have to write this letter.
You see, I wish we lived in a world where all men treated all women with dignity and respect, at all times. Continue reading “A Father’s Letter To His Daughter (About Living In a World That Degrades Women)”
In late 2019, shortly before COVID-19 began to do its damage, I was in a coastal NSW high school talking to students in Grades 9 and 10 about the latest alcohol statistics. Those stats tell a very good news story. Kids today drink less than ever before. Continue reading “Why Advice About Alcohol Falls on Deaf Teen Ears (and What You Can Do About It)”
By: Sabrina Peters
“How far is too far?” That’s one of the most common questions I get asked by Christian teens and young adults alike. They want to know what they can touch, taste and caress (pre-marriage) before God gets mad or they end up feeling bad. Continue reading “How Far Is Too Far? | Christian Dating Advice”
Topics discussed in this episode: Continue reading “Happy Families Podcast: My Daughter Has a Boyfriend”
By: Collett Smart
It would be naïve of parents to think their child won’t develop love interests at various times in their high school years. Indeed, belittling our teens for having feelings is the quickest way to ensure they never come to talk to us, about relationships, as they get older. Continue reading “When Should Kids Start Dating?”
Why do adolescents take risks – a lot? It’s almost like they feel they’re immortal. Adolescents are impulsive. They seek constant stimulation. They don’t weigh risks before they dive headlong into situations. Continue reading “Why a Teenager’s Brain is Like a Ferrari with Bicycle Brakes”
By: Robert Garrett
In my blog on teens and social media I shared that we haven’t yet allowed our teenagers to have their own social media accounts. I drew the analogy that simply giving them access to social media when they turned 13 would be like giving them the keys to the family car and wishing them all the best.
By: Michelle Mitchell
The feeling of packing your bags up and heading home is always bittersweet, especially if it wasn’t in the original plan. Continue reading “Home Will Be the Hero: Creating a Safe Place for Our Tweens and Teens”