Resources

The Teen Mind


Has My Teen Lost His Faith?

Dear Shaunti, My 15-year old son begins his complaining about going to church on Saturday night and doesn’t quit even after we’ve forced him to go on Sunday morning. He’s always loved church and he has plenty of friends. I asked him to pray about it and he told me matter-of-factly that he doesn’t even know if he believes God…read more →

Talking to Your Teen

Talking to a teenager is like… It’s amazing what comes up when you do a Google search with those words! Talking to a teenager is like talking to aliens. Talking to teenagers is like trying to nail Jell-O to a tree. Talking to a teenager is like pulling weeds. None of these things sounds particularly inviting. Yet, as parents we…read more →

Parents: A Word abount Instagram

This is an amazing article on Instagram that every parent of a middle schooler (or even high schooler) has to read.  When Lysa TerKeurst and I wrote Made to Crave for Young Women, I began thinking a lot about what social media does to how kids think about themselves.  This article nails it, and opens our eyes to just how…read more →

10 Facts Every Parent Should Know about Their Teen’s Brain

Inside the teen mind This is a fascinating article that every parent needs to read, about the brain development of teens.  It’s a summary on the LiveScience website, of some of the brain science research that will  explain all sorts of puzzling things!  It certainly did for me!  I’m eager to get more into the research they are referencing, but…read more →

How Guys Think

Clip for Youth Events – discussion of how guys think and how their thinking is different from that of girls.

Cover Girl!

Sunscreen, towel, bathing suit…..and cover up! Something to think about when we take our daughters shopping for that new bathing suit or cute outfit! Summer is here along with all the fun bright patterns and colors, sandals and pedicures … and swimsuits.  For the majority of moms, when our little girls start blossoming, their natural desire to look more grown…read more →

Am I Ugly?

Moms, Lets Counter the Trend of Our Girls Feeling Inferior! As a mom of an almost-12-year-old daughter – and a social researcher who has extensively interviewed and surveyed teenagers – my heart is hurting as I see the newest YouTube trend.