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September 08, 2021

Why Your Teen Needs a Job

Author: Mark Gregston

There was a time when working as a teenager wasn't just normal—it was expected. Whether you were flipping patties at the local restaurant or sacking groceries on weekday afternoons, most ...

October 15, 2018

Sources of Self-Esteem in Children, Part 1: Society's Infatuation with Beauty

Why are feelings of inadequacy and inferiority so prevalent among people of all ages at this time?The current epidemic of self-doubt has resulted from a totally unjust and unnecessary ...

October 12, 2018

Bullying Lessons Taught by Violence in the Media

Teens, including those with wounded spirits, live every day with images of killing, poisoning, maiming, decapitating, knifing, crashing, and exploding. It is everywhere, from the theater to ...

August 14, 2018

Don't Over Do After-School Activities

Compulsive parenting can be equally hazardous to the object of all this attention: the child. Many parents today burn out their kids with too many scheduled activities. Like Martha (Luke ...

October 31, 2017

Explaining Sex To Kids

The Lord gave us the holy gift of physical intimacy as a means of expressing love between husband and wife. We are told that when a man and wife unite in marriage, they become one flesh ...

May 31, 2017

Words Are Becoming Lethal Weapons

Author: Rebecca Hagelin

Rebecca Ann Sedwick was only 12 years old. But she hurled herself off the top of an abandoned building last week in Florida in order to free herself from the daily torment of her peers. The ...

January 11, 2017

Why Teens are Vulnerable and Fearful

Question: Dr. Dobson, why are kids so vulnerable? How do you explain this paralyzing social fear at an age when they are notoriously gutsy? There is very little else that scares them. ...

October 25, 2016

Letting Go of Your Grown Child

We come now to the final task assigned to mothers and fathers, that of releasing grown children and launching them into the world of adulthood. It is also one of the most difficult.