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7 Tips to Help Your Teens Develop Faith Skills

Here are some practical ideas from The Parent Cue to help you cultivate a deepening faith in your teens. Posted by Ben Crawshaw | Blog, Faith, Students | 0  | I grew up as a preacher’s kid. My parents made a couple of things clear: 1. They wanted … Continue reading

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Practical Strategies to Help Young People Face Anxiety

Here is part of a helpful article from the Fuller Youth Institute about young people and anxiety: Practical Strategies to Help Young People Face Anxiety Through my work with anxiety both personally and as a therapist, I have found some … Continue reading

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4 Smart Ways to Deal With Media Violence and Your Kid

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Cyber-bullying Video Tutorial

Check out this 5 minute video about cyber-bullying. I was not able to find the two videos it suggests to watch during this case study, but there is still a lot in this video that is worth learning and having … Continue reading

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Should You Make Your Kids Go To Church?

Should you make your kids go to church? This is a question many parents and people who work with youth constantly ask. There are not easy answers and there can be fear with either answer of yes or no. This … Continue reading

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Device Free Meals

Check out this funny video with tips, tools, and activities for device free meals at home all from Common Sense Media https://d1pmarobgdhgjx.cloudfront.net/psa/CSMACFW01H_Cat_Filter_30_WEB.mp4

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Why More Us Teens Are Suffering From Severe Anxiety Than Ever Before and How Parents Can Help

Here is an important article from ACJ.com sharing about rises in teen anxiety and how parents can help Nearly one-third of American adolescents and adults are affected by anxiety, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. It’s the most common … Continue reading

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How to Talk To Children About Shootings: An Age-By-Age Guide

Our hearts our broken by the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. Here is a helpful article that can help you as parents discern how best to process this tragedy with your children. You can find the article online here.  … Continue reading

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Teens Are Putting Off Traditional Markers of Adulthood

Here is an article from The Washington Post about teens putting off traditional markers of adulthood. When 17-year-old Quattro Musser hangs out with friends, they don’t drink beer or cruise around in cars with their dates. Rather, they stick to … Continue reading

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Why We Make Our Kids Do Chores

Here is any article from Parent Cue WHY WE MAKE OUR KIDS DO CHORES Posted by Sarah Anderson | Blog, Imagine The End, Life Skills | 1  | I’ve never been a big fan of January 1st. Too much pressure to set a goal or make a resolution, … Continue reading

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