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Sleepy Teen

10 Ways to Help Your Growing Teen Get Enough Sleep

by Elizabeth Felipe “If we can only understand what’s going on with sleep in these sixth-, seventh- and eighth graders, we can intervene to change their sleep behavior before it gets out of hand.” Psychologist Amy R. Wolfson, Ph.D., College of the Holy Cross   According to the Mayo Clinic, teens require at least nine hours of sleep each night …

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Scriptures about being still

Be Still and Know That I Am God

Parents, especially, have difficulty finding or making time to just be still, quiet their souls, listen, rest, and pray. Yet time and again, we hear testimonies of God’s faithfulness from parents who do so. They get up before their children in the morning and take time every day to be alone with God, to go before Him with their prayers …

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hope in the storm

My Hope is In You, Lord

Where do you go when all hope seems lost? With God, there is always hope. He is sovereign over all of creation, including the hearts of man. (See Proverbs 21:1) So stand firm on His promises, parents. Remember that God has promised in Romans 8:28 “to work all things for good for those who love Him and who are called …

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Grades And Sleep

What to Expect If Your Teen Isn’t Getting 9 Hours of Sleep a Night

Did you know teens need between 9 and 9.5 hours of sleep a night? What happens to teens who DON’T get enough sleep? The negative effects of sleep deprivation are absolutely undeniable. Take a look at the following: Are My Teen’s Problems Caused by a Lack of Sleep? 1) There’s a direct association between the amount of sleep your teen …

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counseling troubled teens

When God Sends Someone Who Understands

Have you ever hoped not only for a friend who understands your pain, but can also show you the way to be set free once and for all? Read this story! Someone to Understand by Elizabeth Mary Filipe   In the teenage ringlet of a perfume-scented, cologne drenched group session, a girl breaks that first daunting silence at the beginning …

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Christian counseling troubled teens

From Death to Life: How God Rescued Jacqui Strothoff from Heroin Addiction and Despair

  Jacqui Strothoff, Director of the Women’s Homes in Teen Challenge New England, was the Keynote Speaker at the 2014 “Dinner at the Dunes” Gala and Fundraiser held in Narragansett, RI. Jacqui’s life before Christ led her down a road marked by poor choices that eventually culminated in heroin addiction. She suffered the horror of the tragic death of her …

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Joshua Straub

Recommended Website: Joshua Straub, Ph. D.

Recommended by: Michelle Quillin, local Youth Leader I first heard Joshua Straub speak while taking the DVD-based Teens and Families in Crisis course offered by House of Hope Rhode Island to volunteers. Since then, Joshua Straub has become one of my favorite writers and speakers on Christian parenting and marriage. He speaks and writes with authority, wisdom, and compassion on …

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View from The Dunes Club in Narragansett Rhode Island

The Dream by the Sea

Elizabeth Felipe spoke at our “Dinner at the Dunes” Gala and Fundraiser on June 6, 2014. Following is her story about the evening. The Dream By The Sea by Elizabeth Mary Filipe   The director of House of Hope, an organization (much like the Fold) dedicated to providing a Christian haven for troubled teens, emailed me a few days prior …

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Mark Gregston When Your Teen Is Struggling

Video Interview with Teens in Crisis Counselor Mark Gregston

Mark Gregston is the founder of Heartlight Ministries, a residential program for troubled teens, and has been working with teens and families for nearly 40 years. House of Hope Rhode Island uses Mark Gregston’s “Parenting Today’s Teens” DVD-based course to teach parents and youth workers about the complexities of parenting this generation of teenagers. In the 2-part video series below, …

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Interview With House Of Hope Teens

Powerful TV Interview with House of Hope Teens

In this moving 30-minute program from The Good Life in Central Florida, you’ll hear the personal stories of formerly troubled and hurting teens Emely, Austin, and Casey, all residents of House of Hope Orlando. Join hostess Barbara Beck as she interviews these three precious young people and Sara Trollinger, who founded House of Hope Orlando 28 years ago. The Good …

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