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Effect of TV Shows on Teen Behavior

Effect of TV Shows on Teen Behavior

Overview For better or for worse, TV is now an integral part of most teens' lives. Whereas years ago, parents would limit TV time to an hour or so at night, many teens now have TV sets in their bedrooms and can watch as much TV as they want. As the amount...

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Helping Kids Overcome Fears

Helping Kids Overcome Fears

Fear Or Phobia? Everyone has things they are afraid of of, including kids. If you ask an adult what he or she is afraid of, he or she might answer, "failure," or, "being alone," or some other slightly more abstract concept. Or he or she might mention...

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Embarrassed By Your Teens Behavior

Embarrassed By Your Teens Behavior

Many parents struggle with embarrassment when their kids act out. Often, this feeling is an emotional reaction to some imagined condemnation or judgment, not something that is actually occurring. If your child is screaming in the mall and another parent...

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When Your Child is Left Out

When Your Child is Left Out

It's a sad reality that at some point, your child will be left out of a gathering of other kids. Whether it's a birthday party or just a game on the playground, every kid I know - and every adult who was once a kid - has been left out at one time or another....

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Understanding Your Son

Understanding Your Son

At a wedding over the summer I was talking to an old friend I haven't seen for years. Her children are older than ours, and I've long thought that if my kids turn out half as good as hers, I'd be a content parent. During our conversations, I made the...

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Helping Disorganized Teenagers

Helping Disorganized Teenagers

If your child suffers with poor planning abilities, impulsive behavior and disorganization, the following tips will help them -- and you! -- stay patient. Tip #1 - Set times for homework Set times for homework. By setting "chunks" of time for each assignment...

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Tricks Kids Use To Get Their Way

Tricks Kids Use To Get Their Way

It doesn't take long for a parent to discover the dichotomous nature of children. On one hand, they are adorable, precious and full of joy. On the other, they can be sneaky and a bit manipulative. It seems kids are born with a bag of tricks designed to...

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Can you trust your teen?

Can you trust your teen?

Your teen swears he's trustworthy, and you want to believe him. But you weren't born yesterday, and even though an entire generation thinks of Matthew Broderick as Sarah Jessica Parker's husband, in your mind, he'll always be Ferris Bueller. So what's...

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When Teen Experiment With Lying

When Teen Experiment With Lying

Why do kids experiment with lying? The other morning, Woody left his writing journal at home by mistake. I looked through it and instantly knew we had a problem on our hands. For days, I'd been asking Woody, at the end of homework time, if he had finished...

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Teaching Honesty to Teenagers

Teaching Honesty to Teenagers

What should you do when you catch your child lying? Author and therapist Dyan Eybergen explains why children lie and gives age-appropriate tips on teaching your child the importance of honesty. The reasons children lie depend a lot on their ages. Young...

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