Teens Don’t Need to Rebel

On our radio program, Lisa and I are constantly reminding parents that the idea that teens must rebel is one of the most pernicious lies affecting the family today.  The idea of adolescent rebellion, in fact adolescence itself, was unknown before the 20th century and even then, the idea of teenagers rebelling was uncommon until mid-century.A friend of mine pointed me to this article by a self-described "perfect teen"  that describes the things that her parents did to avoid the trap of a … [Read more...]

Parenting Style at Adolescence Predicts Child’s Ability to Have a Happy Marriage at Adulthood

The Church teaches parents' are the child's primary educators.  Moms and Dads, you can't overestimate the importance of your role in raising children who are capable of having healthy, holy, happy marriage and family lives.A new study really highlights the importance of giving teens a strong family life.  Here are some of the findings...Individuals who themselves expressed greater levels of positive engagement in their families as adolescents displayed and received more positive e … [Read more...]