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We’re a fan of iDisciple – and we think you will be, too!

We’re a fan of iDisciple – and we think you will be, too! Check out iDisciple, a platform that provides an engaging on-the-go resource for growing closer to Christ. We hope you enjoy the app! You also can find additional content from Shaunti using iDisciple’s Life Themes, which brings transformational content to your fingertips. We know your walk with God is unique…read more →

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 →

Real Life Road Rash

With Shaunti on the road and the approach of a writing deadline, Vanessa Snyder, MA, LPC, LMFT, shares from her own experience as the mother of teens. You would think I would finally have it together.  I have been a mother longer than not.  I have papers on my wall that tell me I am a professional; a specialist even…read more →

Can You Hear Me Now?

“Honey, how was school today?” “I told you – fine.” A friend of mine relayed this conversation, sad and frustrated.  After listening to her teenage son grunt out a series of monosyllabic answers to her questions, this mom looked at him and just sighed in exasperation.  She then backed up and tried again, this time imploring him to share. “Honestly,…read more →

Don’t Freak Out!

Don’t Freak Out!  That advice seems so simple in theory, but if you have children – especially teens and tweens — it is pretty natural to react in a way that they interpret as ‘freaking out’, which shuts down lines of communication without you ever realizing it. I must have gotten 20 plus texts the other weekend, it was hilarious. …read more →

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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 →