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Mothers and Teenage Daughters

Mothers and Teenage Daughters

The mother and teenage daughter relationship can be one of the most difficult relationships in existence. Between alternating moods and the lack of self-esteem and self-respect that a “normal” teenager goes through, the relationship can take many bad...

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Mothers and Daughters

Mothers and Daughters

What's perhaps even worse than the dangerous opportunities teen girls are at risk for is the fact that most of them will not talk to their parents about these dangers they face. No matter how good your communication is with your daughter, there are things...

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Fathering Teenagers

Fathering Teenagers

Research on adolescent development by Child Trends notes that teens and their behaviors frequently “cluster”: good or bad behaviors (and good or bad peers) tend to come in groups. For instance, if your teen is struggling academically, he is likely to...

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Manipulative Teenagers

Manipulative Teenagers

Dealing with manipulative adults is one thing, but dealing with manipulative children is something else entirely. It's a lot more challenging to handle such a situation because you're talking about kids here. They know how much power they have and how...

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M O T H E R H O O D

M O T H E R H O O D

Parenting teen girls is a huge challenge today and requires patience and perseverance. How can you tell when a teenage girl is at high risk for behaviors such as drug/alcohol use, dropping out of school, pregnancy, violence, depression, or suicide? One...

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F A T H E R H O O D

F A T H E R H O O D

"One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.” George Herbert (17th Century English poet and clergyman) Every Father's Day, after the handmade cards have been carefully put away for safekeeping (and the neckties perhaps a bit more unceremoniously...

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Screamfree Parenting

Screamfree Parenting

Screamfree Parenting What is normal behavior for a child? Normal behavior in children depends on the child's age, personality, and physical and emotional development. A child's behavior may be a problem if it doesn't match the expectations of the family...

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Is Your Teen Mature Enough?

Is Your Teen Mature Enough?

Is Your Teen Mature Enough? Take one teenager, add one empty home and what do you have? A recipe for disaster, say some child development experts. Give an inch and many teens will take advantage of their freedom by breaking the rules, partying with friends,...

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Teenage Sexuality

Teenage Sexuality

Teenage Sexuality At some point or another teens and pre-teens start wondering about sex. Our natural instinct is of course to react uncomfortably. Sexual development however, is an important aspect of development and growth, just as important as your...

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A Decision on Tattoos & Piercing

A Decision on Tattoos & Piercing

For many teenagers, hair and clothing is as important to them as food and water. Whether it's tattooing, body piercing, or the latest look in clothing, teens express themselves through what they wear and how they look. And if we remember, so did we! Body...

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