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How Parents Fighting Affects Teen Self Esteem

Posted by on May 22, 2017 in Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Does parents fighting affect your teen self esteem? Arguments involve a loss of control, so it makes sense that many parents lose track of how badly their fights affect their teenagers. You might assume that they understand things about the nature of adult arguments that they really do not. When Teens Blame Themselves It goes without saying that relationship problems can’t be worked out overnight. If you and your spouse are going through something, you should aim for progress, not perfection. However, while working on your relationship, take...

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Animal Cruelty: Watching for the Signs of Teen Violence

Posted by on May 15, 2017 in Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Animal Cruelty: Watching for the Signs of Teen Violence You know that you need to show your kids right from wrong, and a great way to do that is by teaching compassion toward animals. Most American households have a furry friend or two. Most parents assume that their children will be kind to those pets. Teen kindness is common, but it isn’t always a given. If you see behavior that worries you, such as animal cruelty, it’s important to pay attention. According to Psychology Today, any form of animal abuse could be a red flag for...

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Helping Your Daughter With Issues around Friends

Posted by on May 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teen Issues with Bullying: Helping Your Daughter Navigate Friendships  Bullying is a common teen issue, and whether your daughter is bullying someone else, witnessing bullying or being bullied herself, it can be a troubling topic to bring up. If you see your daughter’s friend group falling apart, it might be time to step in and see if you can do some damage control. 1. If Your Daughter is a Bystander Your daughter might be witnessing another girl in her group getting bullied or shunned. Maybe she doesn’t like it but isn’t sure what to do. If...

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Summertime Activities That Keep Teens Out of Trouble

Posted by on May 1, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Summertime Fun: Avoiding Teen Issues in the Summer Months  Summertime is a dream for teens, but parents often dread the warm months. How can you relax and focus on your work day when you know your teen could be getting into trouble? It’s easy for problematic teenage issues to come up when the kids are sitting around the house feeling bored all day. That’s why scheduling summer activities can be so beneficial. 1. A Local Part-time Job Fast-food restaurants, malls, movie theaters and amusement parks all need extra workers during the busy summer...

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How a Mother Daughter Retreat Can Soothe a Difficult Relationship

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How a Mother Daughter Retreat can bring harmony into your relationship with your teen.  It’s great to have a wonderful relationship with your daughter, but it’s also normal for teenage issues to destroy that relationship at some point. If this happens, don’t beat yourself up. You could be the best of moms or the worst of them, and either way, teenagers will be teenagers. However, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t plenty you can do to improve your relationship with your daughter. Struggling with Teenage Issues: Is a Mother Daughter Retreat...

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Handling Teen Issues with Homework

Posted by on Apr 17, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How do you handle your teens issues with homework?  On the scale of all possible teen issues, the struggle to get your daughter to do her homework is a minor problem. At least she’s home and not out getting into trouble, right? Although it could certainly be worse, it is important that teens complete their homework, and parents often struggle figuring out how to motivate them to do so. 1. Set a Time Human beings thrive on routines, and teenagers are no different. You can help encourage healthy homework habits by designating a certain time of...

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Why Families Need a Participating Father

Posted by on Apr 10, 2017 in parenting | 0 comments

The Importance of a Strong Relationship with Dad  In many households, the mom is the disciplinarian, and the father is the “fun” parent. Sometimes, the opposite is true. There are a variety of family structures these days, but no matter how your family is set up, it’s important for the adults who are raising the children to be a united front. If you’re not on the same team, how can you possibly work together to raise the kids? Staying Strong in a Difficult World: How Dads Can Help Influence Healthy Choices A 2012 study from Pediatrics found...

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How to Love a Difficult Teen

Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Is it difficult to love your teen?  Parents always love their children, but actively feeling that love can be hard during the troublesome times. When your daughter is talking back, cursing at you or displaying other forms of disrespectful behavior, you might feel a little guilty for some of the thoughts that cross your mind. If you’re having trouble managing your anger and feeling love for your daughter during the worst of the teen issues, these tips may help. 1. Demonstrate Stay calm during fights, and if you do lose your cool, remember that...

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Reducing Teen Issues Through Positivity

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in parenting, Teen issues | 0 comments

How can we as parents reduce are teen issues through positivity?  It goes without saying that parenting isn’t always positive. Things can get ugly when the teen issues begin. Parenting involves balancing on the fine line between staying positive and being overly accommodating. 1. Avoid Criticism You might be thinking that criticism and the ability to handle it are important parts of life, and that’s true. However, as a parent, it’s important to remember to criticize specific behaviors. There is a big difference between “I was disappointed...

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Strong Boundaries Create Happy Teens

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017 in parenting, Teen issues | 0 comments

Setting Boundaries: How Limits Can Help You Avoid Teen Issues  Setting boundaries is one of the tough parts about being a parent. Being a parent is easy when you’re being silly with your kids, buying them presents or enjoying fun times together. It’s a lot harder when the teen issues start showing and it becomes time to lay down the law. The Importance of Limits: Why Teenagers Need Them Some teens mature faster than others. If you have a mature, well-spoken teen, she might start to convince you that she’s all grown up. However, all teens are...

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