Recently at Heartlight, we received a letter from a frustrated mom that read: My family sits down to dinner and no one talks—instead, they spend dinner time checking their phones or sitting in silence. Help! What can I do?
Does this mom’s dilemma sound all too familiar in your household, too?
In a time when it’s en vogue to rate everything—and everyone, and when filtering what comes out of our hearts and minds is discouraged, it can be difficult for teens to navigate the muddy waters of this negative world. Our culture seems obsessed with telling it like it is and pointing out what’s wrong with the world—and the people who live in it. Yet, research shows us that what we think has a powerful influence on how we feel—emotionally, physically, and spiritually. And our thought life greatly influences how we behave. Continue reading “Creating a Positive Atmosphere in a Negative World”
Have you ever met a mom or dad who controlled every aspect of their teenager’s life? Have you ever wondered why? Well, for some, they hang on so tightly to their children because they’re afraid they’ll lose their relationship with their kids. And for other parents, they’re afraid their child is going to make a mistake.