Category : Adolescent Development

The Blessed Adolescent Mind

Try these ways to overcome the negative vibes often associated with adolescence. Continue reading

0 Comments / 171 View / June 24, 2016

What Is Going On Up There?: Adolescent Brain Development

Adolescence is its own animal of a time period in the life of a person compared with childhood, emerging adulthood, adulthood and late adulthood. The complexity of adolescence is astounding! Cognitive, emotional, psychological, physical and sexual identity development is all…

0 Comments / 126 View / August 10, 2015

Betwixt: Just How Much Should You Let Them Get Away With?

It’s a question youth workers have to ask themselves often: how much should they let their kids get away with, and when should they step in? Continue reading

0 Comments / 194 View / June 18, 2014

Betwixt: The Incredible Shrinking Attention Span

Betwixt: The Incredible Shrinking Attention Span

Some tips on how to help kids focused. Continue reading

0 Comments / 30 View / January 3, 2013

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Physical Pain vs. Emotional Pain

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Physical Pain vs. Emotional Pain

Does the emotional pain of a breakup trigger the same parts of the brain as physical pain? What does this mean for working with youth? Continue reading

0 Comments / 17 View / April 19, 2011

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Complex Text

Snark, Crackle, Pop Culture: Complex Text

While we believe everyone can read and understand God’s Word, it never occurred to me that the reason some students struggle, refuse and rebel against reading the Bible on their own would be that they simply don’t have the right skills and experience to deal with the text. Continue reading

0 Comments / 16 View / April 7, 2011

Betwixt: They Think I’m Crazy…Until They See the Kids I Work With

Betwixt: They Think I’m Crazy…Until They See the Kids I Work With

As youth leaders, we need to know everything we can about our kids, so we can best learn how to work with them and help them grow in their faith. Here’s a quick glimpse of what exactly we’re dealing with when we talk about your average middle school student. Continue reading

0 Comments / 21 View / January 5, 2011

Servant Formation: Not Nice, but Good

Servant Formation: Not Nice, but Good

An in-depth look at servant-hood and adolescent development, and some talking points to generate conversation with youth. Continue reading

0 Comments / 76 View / September 5, 2008

Female Bullying – Mean Girls

Female Bullying – Mean Girls

Most women have participated in female bullying at some point in their lives, either as aggressors or victims. This article discusses how adults can recognize trouble before it starts and how they can step in for the spiritual sakes of all the girls involved. Continue reading

0 Comments / 87 View / March 1, 2006

Filling in the Holes

Filling in the Holes

When teens consistently don’t receive adequate support and sense of belonging, the result is a disruption in normal development. Youth group can help to fill in that hole. Continue reading

0 Comments / 31 View / December 1, 2005