Entries Tagged as 'Teenage years'

Do your children know you love them?

March 3rd, 2010 / 7 Comments

I hear many teenagers tell me, “My parents only care about ________(fill in the blank with “my grades”, “not embarrassing them”, “keeping my room clean”, etc.). They don’t care about ME.” What do they mean their parents don’t care about them?? I bet their parents would die for them. Yet that message doesn’t get across […]

Getting Ready for High School – a Parent’s Perspective

June 11th, 2009 / 2 Comments

What are your biggest concerns for your children in high school? My daughter is looking forward to starting high school in September. Since our local high school is rather large with almost 3,000 students, she is concerned about being able to find her classes, navigating the complicated registration process, and keeping up with the academic […]

Plan for the Perfect Teen Summer

June 9th, 2009 / 1 Comment

It can be hard entertaining smaller children for the summer months but have you ever tried keeping a teenager engaged and entertained? School ends and suddenly, your teen has no idea what to do. Or they waste their days staring blankly at the TV screen, playing video games or even worse, they just get themselves […]

Answering teen girls’ questions

May 27th, 2009 / 3 Comments

Teenagers have all kinds of questions from acne and periods to makeup and mood swings. The Ultimate Girls’ Guide to Understanding and Caring for Your Body by Isabel and Emily Lluch is a fun and easy-to-read book written for girls to address many sensitive issues.  Two sisters wrote the book to give their peer perspective […]

Overcoming Computer/Video Game Addiction

May 4th, 2009 / 4 Comments

Why are kids so addicted to computer and video games? Can’t they see it’s a waste of time? In today’s podcast, we will hear  – from kid’s point of view – why they play hours on end. My guest is my friend Dan Sutoyo. He’s been a serious gamer for over 10 years. He recently […]

Rites of passage, III

April 29th, 2009 / 7 Comments

This is the third and last in the series we started on Monday on Rites of Passage. (Click here to read the first in the series, and click here to read the second in the series.) My guest blogger is Pete Aldin who just took his 13-year-old son through a rite of passage into manhood! […]

Rites of passage, II

April 28th, 2009 / 4 Comments

Yesterday, we started a series on helping our children transition from childhood to manhood/womanhood (a scary thought, I know!). My guest Pete Aldin began the series with an introduction to the artificial lifeform – the teenager.  He points out that the adolescent angst is often due to a lack of two factors: First, solid mentoring […]

Initiation into manhood/womanhood: Rites of Passage

April 27th, 2009 / 10 Comments

The title Rites of Passage, sounds strange, doesn’t it? Let me give you a little background. Just yesterday, my sister-in-law asked me for some ideas to transition her daughter from elementary school to junior high school next year. Wow! It’s hard to believe my little niece is going to junior high!! This is a big […]

Improve communication with your teenagers

February 12th, 2009 / 4 Comments

Do you find it hard to connect with your teens? Is the “teenage angst” just a stage of life with your teen that you have to live with, or is there something you can do about it? My podcast is an interview with teen expert Aurelia Williams. Aurelia is the author of Real Life Guidance […]

Safe teen driving an oxymoron?

September 24th, 2008 / 8 Comments

Last year at age 19, my son had his first car accident – on the freeway, at night, and with a semi-truck behind him! I thank God that no one was hurt. But the car was not worth repairing. This podcast features an interview with Allan Ramsey, CEO and co-founder of www.SafeTeenDrivingClub.org. His mission is […]