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Being the parent of an adolescent boy is legendary for its difficulty. But according to one priest, who acts as a spiritual director for high school boys, just keeping in mind seven points can make for a better relationship with … Continue reading
This is the second part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. You can learn more about parenting in my books God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Child or God’s Design for the … Continue reading
This is the seventh part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. DISCIPLINE We now come to the fourth letter—D for “Discipline.” Lifting up our teens with affirmation, blameless love, and connectedness is … Continue reading
This is the sixth part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. CONNECTING WITH THE WORKADAY WORLD If your teen is not overscheduled and you feel good about the family connectedness, then part-time … Continue reading
This is the fifth part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. CONNECTING WITH FRIENDS … AND MORE FRIENDS Besides connectedness with parents, highly healthy teens need connectedness with highly healthy friends, activities, … Continue reading
This is the fourth part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. CONNECTEDNESS The “C” of the “ABCD’s” of raising highly healthy children and nurturing highly healthy teens is “Connectedness.” It includes connecting … Continue reading
This is the third part in a series excerpted from my book God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen. BLAMELESS LOVE The “B” of the “ABCD’s” of raising highly healthy children and nurturing highly healthy teens is “Blameless” or “Unconditional … Continue reading
In my book, God’s Design for the Highly Healthy Teen, I wrote about the fact that highly healthy teens need four things from their parents to maintain their emotional health during their preteen and adolescent years. I call them the … Continue reading
When Baby Makes Three, the 2011 State of Our Unions report from the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values, relies on nationally representative data to answer four important questions about contemporary family life:
Matching your parenting style to your child’s personality can greatly reduce your child’s risk of depression and anxiety, researchers say in a new study.
Yet another study has shown what many parents are shocked to discover: Mom and Dad are most often the key to a teen developing highly healthy attitudes about sex — NOT friends or the media.
The daughters of fathers with good parenting skills are less likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, a new study finds.
Home learning experiences such as reading books with parents can improve low-income preschool children’s readiness to start school, researchers say in a press report from Society for Research in Child Development.
The ability of men and women to have staying power and a strong level of commitment in their romantic relationships and marriage can be traced back to their early childhood and adolescence, a new study reports.
Kids need to know their parents love them. But some moms and dads think that the way to show love is to accept children’s bad behavior. And that can turn even good kids into spoiled brats, says parenting guru Nancy … Continue reading
Do you remember playing games with your dad or having heart-to-heart talks? For men, many years later, that turns out to be incredibly important. The relationship you had with your father, and the way that you treat your sons, may … Continue reading
You probably heard or read a headline saying something like this, “The National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) published byAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers the following conclusion: ‘Adolescents who have been reared in lesbian-mother families since birth demonstrate healthy … Continue reading
First we learned that DVDs intended for babies are not only not helpful to children, but may harm them. Now comes a study showing no evidence of the so-called ‘Mozart Effect.’ The study, reviewing over 40 studies done of the … Continue reading
The headlines at MSNBC are no different that those carried by most news media this last month: “Children of lesbian parents do well.” These headlines are based on a study published in the journal Pediatrics. You can see a critique … Continue reading
You’ve all seen the headlines by now: “Children of lesbian parents do well.” These headlines are based on a study published in the journal Pediatrics. Here’s a excellent critique of the study by Jennifer Roback Morse of the Ruth Institute, a project … Continue reading
Conservative researchers and bloggers are dealing with the sampling and reporting problems associated with a recent study purporting to show that the children of lesbians are doing just fine. Here’s a commentary on the study by Jennifer Roback Morse of the … Continue reading
Working parents perpetually agonize that they don’t see enough of their children. But a surprising new study finds that mothers and fathers alike are doing a better job than they think, spending far more time with their families than did … Continue reading
Amy Sobie is the editor of The Post-Abortion Review, a quarterly publication of the Elliot Institute. The organization is a widely respected leader in research and analysis of medical, mental health, and other complications resulting from abortions. This very informative … Continue reading
A weight loss intervention directed at parents of overweight children may be as effective as interventions directed at both parents and children, study findings suggest. This new study confirms what Dr. Walt and his colleagues found when they did research … Continue reading