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  • Teenage Sexuality

    20 June 2010

    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...

  • Is Your Teen Mature Enough?

    21 June 2010

    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,...

  • Screamfree Parenting

    22 June 2010

    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...

  • F A T H E R H O O D

    23 June 2010

    "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...

  • M O T H E R H O O D

    24 June 2010

    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...

  • Manipulative Teenagers

    25 June 2010

    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...

  • Fathering Teenagers

    27 June 2010

    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...

  • Mothers and Daughters

    28 June 2010

    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...

  • Mothers and Teenage Daughters

    29 June 2010

    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...

  • Your Teenager's Friends

    01 July 2010

    Recently, a well known educator and speaker on parenting issues made a list of all the difficult questions parents had been asking him about their teens. He noticed that of all the issues that are bothering parents, the number one concern is what to do...

  • Teenagers Must Learn to say "NO"

    02 July 2010

    Your child faces a number of tough decisions in her life. Since making friends and fitting in are important to many children, peer pressure has a big impact on decisions, especially on those about drug, alcohol, and tobacco use. Children may be afraid...

  • Defiant Teenagers

    03 July 2010

    All children are oppositional from time to time. They may argue, talk back, disobey and defy parents, teachers and other adults. This is a natural part of growing up. Children tend to be particularly oppositional when they are hungry, tired, stressed...

  • Parenting: A Biblical Approach

    04 July 2010

    My parents were the single-most important factor in leading me to pursue a relationship with Jesus Christ. Without applying any pressure, their examples of godly living and genuine transformation made me want to know more about God, read the Bible, attend...

  • Step-Parenting

    05 July 2010

    Rights and Responsibilities of Step-Parents This is a topic which causes much unease and unhappiness within the parenting community. We are all aware of the difficulties parents have when divorcing and there is a child or children involved. Who has custody?...

  • Parenting: A Godly Blueprint

    06 July 2010

    Few responsibilities are more important than the raising of children. It's critical that Christian parents turn to the pages of the Bible for wisdom as they fulfill this responsibility. Raising children successfully requires love, patience, commitment,...

  • Effective Communication With a Teenage Daughter

    07 July 2010

    The teenage years for a girl can be exciting, yet scary. She will face new emotions and experiences, and sometimes the transition to adulthood and womanhood can be challenging. This is a time when a daughter needs the support of her parents and to especially...

  • Teenage Peer Pressure

    08 July 2010

    What Is Peer Pressure ? Peer pressure is a type of pressure exerted by a social group that influences the way a person acts or behaves. It can also influence the person's beliefs and values. Basically due to peer pressure, a person's behavior changes...

  • Teenage Daughter Emotion

    09 July 2010

    Teenage girls are on an emotional roller coaster that begins during their early childhood years, especially after beginning school. As they get older, reach puberty and become teens, girls have learned to use nonverbal behaviors like eye rolling, hand...

  • Rebellion Abnormal Personality

    10 July 2010

    "Don't fence me in!!!" That response indicates an intense "rebellious child" having a major freak-out in reaction to what they experience as an attempt to tie them down like Gulliver in Lilliput. They in no way want to be pinned down on anything, and...

  • Teenagers Motivation for Academic Success

    11 July 2010

    When your child is having trouble in school, it's never right to assume it's from lack of trying. There are a number of reasons why your child may not be doing as well as he could. Maybe he lacks the motivation he needs to keep going when assignments...

  • Teenagets Academic Stress

    13 July 2010

    Nowadays, almost everyone is more than familiar with stress. They're accustomed to it, and it's no surprise to hear young people complaining how much they wish it would go away. I'm no exception. Looking back upon my high school and middle school years,...

  • Teenagers: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    14 July 2010

    What Is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Everyone feels anxiety, fear, uncertainty, or worry at some time. These normal emotions and reactions help people protect themselves, stay safe, and solve problems. Usually these feelings don't last long and don't...

  • Siblings Without Rivalry

    15 July 2010

    Sibling rivalry is a normal, healthy part of life. No matter how well-behaved siblings are, they will occasionally fight or argue with each other. The severity and frequency of sibling rivalry depends on many things, including age difference, personality,...

  • Teenagers Borderline Personality

    16 July 2010

    Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a personality disorder defined in DSM-IV and described as a prolonged disturbance of personality function in a person (generally over the age of eighteen years, although it is also found in adolescents), characterized...

  • Is Your Teenager a Quitter?

    17 July 2010

    Is your son or daughter a chronic quitter? A teen-ager who cannot resist getting involved in every new activity that comes along; and one who badgers you for paraphernalia he needs to participate, only to lose interest and drop out after the first or...

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