Teens

Mamas, Help Your Boys Grow Into Men

This past summer I spent a few days with my 15-year-old son, my sister, and her kids at our family cabin at the lake. While my sister and I were…

Don’t Freak Out: How to Respond Wisely to Your Teen and Young Adult’s Choices and Opinions

Dear Dr. Degler, What is up with my 18-year-old child? She’s a good kid overall but she is making choices that upset me, like saying she isn’t sure if the…

Intentional Parent/Teen Connections

The school supplies have been purchased, the new backpacks loaded, and the kids have been dropped off for their first day back to school. And like many of you, I…

She’s Noticing Boys!

Over the years, I have had conversations with young moms who express that they are fearful of what it will be like when their children get older. They are especially…

How Do You Define A Bully?

You may think your child is not a bully because he or she does not pick on others. But do they ignore others? That can be a form of bullying…

Teaching My Child to Avoid Idolatry

The notion of idolatry sometimes seems like a foreign, Old Testament concept, yet it’s all around us. And I’m not only referring to worshiping statues. The other day Eldest turned on one…

Erasing Virginity

A few years ago when I was writing What Are You Waiting For: The One Thing No One Ever Tells You About Sex, I interviewed a handful of female students…

10 Timely Teen Tips

Raising teens is very rewarding and very frustrating all at the same time. One week we want to control everything they do, the next we want to wash our hands…

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