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October 26, 2018
Do You Want to Influence Your Teen’s Value Choices? Here’s How
Karen didn’t even need to glance at her daughter’s facial expression—she just heard the vocal...
September 25, 2018
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August 10, 2018
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June 15, 2018
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February 22, 2018
3 Simple Steps to Help Your Teen Stay Honest
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February 16, 2018
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February 12, 2018
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December 19, 2017
What To Do When You Think Your Teen Has Lost the Faith
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June 21, 2017
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March 22, 2017
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