Category Archives: Parenting

why STDs are at an unprecedented high

As a guy who has my eyes on these articles every day, I wouldn’t dare suggest one specific cause of this increase in STDs. It’s probably a little messier than that. Sadly, I see a multitude of sources providing misinformation about sexual activity… Continue reading

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A quick clip

Most of you already heard that today I’m the guest on Focus on Family’s daily radio broadcast. Here’s a fun video clip Jim Daly, president of Focus on Family, posted on his Facebook page… the three of us talking about … Continue reading

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On Focus on Family This Wednesday

This Wednesday I’ll be on Focus on the Family’s daily broadcast with Jim Daly talking about how to connect with your tech-absorbed kid, and my new book on the subject. So pop on your local Christian radio station wherever you … Continue reading

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New Netflix Discussions Page

A few years ago we launched TheSource4Parents.com as a sister page to TheSource4YM.com with similar FREE resources, but specifically for parents who want to build into their kids. That page features unique resources (like our Parenting Help articles)… …and we … Continue reading

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5 Netflix Shows to Binge-Watch with Your Teens & Tweens

(and discussion questions to ask them on the fly) In a world that offers plenty of shows NOT to watch, it’s nice when families can discover entertainment to watch together—especially now that Netflix is rapidly becoming a tool for Netflix-Binge-Bonding! … Continue reading

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A Look at Today’s Top Music… even in Amish PA

I just arrived home from a great weekend with Victory Church in Lancaster, PA. I trained their youth leaders Saturday night, preached in the three morning services, and then taught my Parenting The Smartphone Generation Workshop that night. The church … Continue reading

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Parenting Amish

In the beginning of my book More Than Just the Talk I give an example of speaking in a conservative Mennonite Brethren church in Amish, PA, and listening to parents share stories of the racy content their kids were exposed … Continue reading

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Today’s Kids and Tech in 3 Minutes

We just finished posting a brand new YouTube video that gives an excellent summary of today’s over-connected kids… and today’s over-connected adults (Yep! I went there.) Here it is… in 3 minutes: I’ve been teaching parents how to bridge this … Continue reading

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Trump, The P-word, and Hypocrites

I try not to get political and I try not to rant. I’ll keep my momentum of NOT getting political in this post. This post is not about Trump… it’s about our hypocritical nation. Last week we all heard recordings … Continue reading

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Mom, Can I Have Snapchat?

FIVE CONSIDERATIONS TO PONDER Remember the good ol’ days when our biggest concern was the 3,000+ texts our daughters averaged per month? Sure, young people still text, but with 84% of 12-17-year-old mobile subscribers having smartphones this year… apps are … Continue reading

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