Four ways to care for your teens’ mental health during the holidays

Four ways to care for your teens’ mental health during the holidays

Christmastime. It’s the most wonderful time of the year—unless it’s not. Then the holidays can be really hard. Whether it’s missing a loved one, the…


Creating a haven at home for teens in a noisy world

Creating a haven at home for teens in a noisy world

I set down four alarm clocks next to the cash register. The young cashier squinted at my purchases, as if to say, “You know nobody uses these…


Responding to teen parenting challenges with courage and grace

Responding to teen parenting challenges with courage and grace

As a pediatric nurse practitioner, I often meet families behind closed doors at a point of crisis they never saw coming. No parent walks into my…


4 surprising ways your Gen Z teen behaves

4 surprising ways your Gen Z teen behaves

Originally published on Denison Forum Michael Jackson’s album version of “Black or White” begins with a dad banging on his son’s door and shouting,…


You are the smart in smart phone

You are the smart in smart phone

Did you know that roughly forty thousand people die each year in car accidents in the United States? That’s a lot of people. And many of them are…


Why are teens sadder, lonelier, and more depressed than ever before

Why are teens sadder, lonelier, and more depressed than ever before?

Originally published on Denison Forum Why are teens sadder, lonelier, and more depressed than ever before? Is this just an illusion of our sensitive…


Social media, screens, and the overindulgence of information

Christian parenting in the 21st century can seem daunting—trying to keep up with the advancing technology is nearly impossible. So the question…


Helping your son navigate the digital age

Setting boundaries with technology in the early years is one thing, but the stakes get higher as our kids grow older. When it comes to making…


Five Lessons Our Kids Can Learn from the Kardashians

For what does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses himself? Luke 9:25 Kim Kardashian’s newest baby, Chicago, was born via surrogate…