A Heart-Based Approach with Teens

A Heart-Based Approach with Teens

As children move into the adolescent years, parenting requires new tools and strategies. These articles below will give you some practical solutions you can put into practice right away.

Kids bring their problems to parents. It’s what they do. Kids want solutions and parents have answers. Sometimes this is appropriate. A young child who wants to cut up an apple or a teenager who needs a ride home from an activity should receive help......

How did your parents’ decisions affect your life for good? And what decisions are you making today that are costly, but hopefully beneficial for your child?...

Technology has changed us all. Much of it is good and helpful, but as children are learning to use electronics they need a lot of oversight and guidance. Many dangerous challenges face children and young people today, so parents must be vigilant....

Electronics themselves are not bad, it’s very easy to cross the line and misuse them. There are seven types of electronics use that create challenges and contribute to addiction if not managed well either by the child or by the parent....

“Battle” is a strong word. We don’t want to have battles with our children, but sometimes the way they respond makes it feel like a battle. Here are some ideas to reduce the tension, increase the cooperation, and prepare yourself so that conflict doesn’t escalate....

On Sunday, August 16, 2020 I, Dr. Scott Turansky, shared an important message with young people that every parent would benefit from listening to along with their teens. It answers the following questions...

The first thing children must learn is to give up their agenda, follow instructions, and cooperate. But there also needs to be a way for children to appeal to parents. When children learn a wise appeal then they can use it to graciously challenge a decision in the home and outside the home....