Drama-Free Guarantee: Talking to Teenage Boys

By Shaunti Feldhahn on January 26, 2015

Dear Shaunti, My oldest son is having a tough first year of high school – leaving his old friends, trying to make new ones, and dealing with some unfair teachers. I’m thankful that at least he’s talking to us about…

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Conquer the Calendar Without Crushing Your Kids

By Shaunti Feldhahn on January 5, 2015

Dear Shaunti, My 8th grade son is getting involved in extra-curricular activities for the first time, finding out what he likes and making friends in a way he hasn’t before. Which is all great, but every new dodgeball clinic, basketball…

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And the Oscar Goes To…My Teen Drama Queen

By Shaunti Feldhahn on August 7, 2014

Dear Shaunti, I love my teenage daughter but how do I get her to stop being such a drama queen? Everything is a big tear-fest. She begged to play volleyball – but now when she doesn’t want to go to…

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Prince Charming Wasn’t a Quarterback: Giving Your Son Confidence (Even though He’s Not Mr. Popular)

By Shaunti Feldhahn on June 2, 2014

Dear Shaunti, My 17 year-old son has a great sense of humor, and is fun to be around, but he doesn’t have a lot of confidence with girls because he’s self-conscious about his looks. (Of course, I think he’s adorable…

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Your Teen Is Watching Even If She Doesn’t Seem to Be Listening

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 12, 2014

Dear Shaunti, My daughter is 15 years old and I am worried that she is starting to push away not just from her dad and me but also from some of the beliefs we hold dear. What should we do?…

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How Do I Get My Teen to Comply Without Complaining?

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 5, 2014

Dear Shaunti, I am constantly butting heads with my 14 year-old daughter. Yesterday, she asked if she could go to a concert with a group of kids that I don’t know. With her friend’s 16 year-old brother as the driver!…

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Don’t Give the Death Sentence for a Misdemeanor Crime

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 28, 2014

Dear Shaunti, My 16-year-old son came home an hour past curfew over the weekend – walked in like it was no big deal! “Hey, sorry my battery was dead so I couldn’t text you.” And then when he saw how…

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Crime and Punishment: When Do Teens Deserve Cell-Phone Restriction?

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 17, 2014

Dear Shaunti, Undoubtedly, the most effective punishment for my teenage daughter is taking away her cell phone. There’s just one little problem: she freaks out when I do. I’m certain I’d get less of a freak-out if I ordered her…

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Why Your Teen Won’t Talk to You

By Shaunti Feldhahn on March 3, 2014

Dear Shaunti,

In the last few months, it has gotten so hard for my teenage daughter to talk to me. I learn everything from listening to her tell her friends. Yesterday I overheard her telling a friend about being a finalist in a writing contest at school. When I asked her about it, she said she didn’t want to tell me because she knew I’d freak out. But I’m excited for her—not upset! Why would she think I’d “freak out” over something so amazing?

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Has My Teen Lost His Faith?

By Shaunti Feldhahn on February 10, 2014

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…

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