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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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Teenage Piercing

Teenage Piercing

Piercing has become more than a fad. It’s been around too long and too popular to be labeled as such. Teenagers and piercing is becoming a parenting issue that five years ago parents of ten year olds thought they wouldn’t have to deal with. Well, it’s...

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An Overprotective Parent

An Overprotective Parent

Adolescence is full of opportunities for success and failure – and to be well-adjusted, teens need to experience both. Your daughter may miss the tie-breaking shot in a hockey game or be the only girl that doesn’t get invited to a high school party. Your...

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Your Moodie Teenager

Your Moodie Teenager

Are Teenage Mood Swings Normal? Perhaps you’ve heard from 'You don't understand me?' to 'Why can't you just stop going on at me and leave me alone!' all before and are wondering if it’s normal. Well, to reassure you …. it is but your teenager's mood swings...

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