Teen

Over Protection versus Preparing Your Child

It’s hard to draw the line between making sure children are safe and encouraging them to take on new challenges. Sometimes it’s clear. You...

Those Tempermental, Terrific Twelve-Year-Olds

After being the oldest in elementary school then adjusting to being the youngest in a brand new middle school, finding your way around a...

5 Reasons Why Your Teen Needs A Summer Job

Summer is fast approaching and many teens are dreaming of soaking up the summer afternoons by the pool and the carefreeness of no responsibilities....

Sixteen-Year-Old Struggles: Teen Friendly Parents Help with the Question, “Who Am I ?”

The overriding necessity for parents to be open to their sixteen-year-olds struggles depends on open communication and a nonjudgmental attitude. Physical Changes By sixteen, the majority...

How to Quiet Your Child’s Self-Criticism and How to Silence Your Own

It is natural for children and even mothers to compare themselves to others as a way to see if they measure up as kids...

Brevity Is The Key When You’re Parenting A Teen In The Information Age

From the moment my daughter was born, I was ready. Ready to impart all the life-lessons I've learned, ready to be a steady shoulder...

Tips for Having Conversations with Infants, Kids, & Teens

Getting to know your child really well from infant to child to teenager is one of the joys of motherhood but we get so...

With So Many Rules and Consequences, How Do You Actually Get to Know Your Child?

We all want our children to behave well socially and to follow rules in the house and publicly. It’s counterintuitive to think if a...

How Can Parents Understand and Deal With Teenage Depression

What are the “the Blues”? Sometimes teens feel a sadness as they struggle to let go of the dependence on their parents and try some...

Using Parental Intelligence to Help Teens Cope with School and Peer Pressure

School is reported by Dr. Medeline Levine as the number one stressor in kids living across socio-economic lines. When children are deprived of secure, protective...