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Six Fun and Affordable Bonding Activities for You and Your Teenage Daughter

Posted by on Jul 23, 2014 in Holidays, parenting, Relationships, Social | 0 comments

Affordable Teen Bonding Ideas Having a teenage daughter can sometimes be trying, so it’s best to take advantage of every opportunity for fun that you can. Even if you don’t have a lot of money, there are still plenty of affordable ways to enjoy some mother and daughter bonding. 1. Throw a Slumber Party If it has been a while since you and your daughter shared any time alone, consider kicking your husband and son out of the living room and having a mother and daughter slumber party. Put on your favorite romantic movies, do your...

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A Vacation With Your Teens: Tips for a Memorable and Fun Time

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 in Holidays, Relationships, Social, Travel, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Planning a Vacation with Teens Most teens enjoy complaining whenever they get the opportunity, so it makes sense if the idea of attempting a vacation with your kids in tow makes you cringe a little. However, a family vacation can also provide some serious bonding time. At the end of your life, you will look back and smile as you remember the funny memories you made vacationing with your kids, especially if you follow a few simple tips to keep things going smoothly. 1. Make Frequent Stops If you’ll be driving to your destination, allow some...

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Dating Violence in America

Posted by on Jul 9, 2014 in parenting, Relationships, Safety, Teen issues | 0 comments

About Dating Violence These stats providing by Crime Wire written by Jessica Ruane regarding dating violence is staggering. I mentor a few girls in their 20′s who have been or are in abusive relationships.  The core issues these girls are having to overcome are huge. For these girls to get out or stay out of these relationships means they have to become empowered through shifting old limiting beliefs like: I have no power around men No one will ever love me as much as him I’m not good enough Being alone is terrible I have no...

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Tips on Setting Boundaries With Your Teen

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Internet, parenting, Teen issues | 1 comment

Setting Teen Boundaries Children are not born knowing how to live a healthy and happy life. All of the required life skills must be taught to them by their parents. For this reason, it’s important that you start setting boundaries for your children from a young age. If you start young, it will be easier to discipline your children once they reach their teenage years. Why Boundaries are Necessary Teens are capable of getting themselves into a lot of trouble, so firm boundaries and consequences are more crucial at this age than ever. Most...

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Private, Public or Home Schooling: Which is Best For Your Kids?

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in parenting, Self Development, Teen issues | 0 comments

Choosing the Best Schooling for Teens Making decisions about your children’s education is one of the more difficult aspects of being a parent. You have three basic choices: public school, private school and home school. Each has positives and negatives, and you will need to evaluate your family’s needs and resources on an individual level in order to make the right decision. Public School Versus Private School Most parents choose public school for their children because it’s affordable, socially acceptable and generally the easiest option of...

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Five Tips to Encourage Healthy Eating in Teens

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in Health, parenting | 0 comments

Healthy Eating for Teens Eating right is difficult for all of us, and it can be even harder for busy teenagers. Research has shown that adults tend to keep the eating habits they developed during their teen years, which is why allowing your teen to survive on instant noodles and fast food isn’t a good idea. Well-balanced meals encourage healthy sleep and support brainpower, making it more likely that your teen will do well in school. 1. Start With a Real Breakfast You’ve heard it a thousand times before, but breakfast really is...

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How Important Are Fathers To Their Daughters

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in parenting, Teen issues | 0 comments

How important are Dads to their daughters? VERY! Girls learn how to be respectable women from their relationship with their fathers. They learn how to be treated by men, how to have boundaries, what a relationship between a male and female look like, and most importantly, how to love themselves. If a father doesn’t pay attention to his daughter, she will always be looking for the attention she needs through relationship with boys. She won’t feel good enough unless a boy likes her, and she will do things that aren’t in her...

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Three Tips for Dealing with a Lazy Teenager

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 in Teen issues | 0 comments

Dealing with Teen Laziness Laziness is a part of life for most teenagers, sometimes affecting even the most responsible and driven of the bunch. When the high school years roll around, teens begin facing an increase in responsibilities, including more homework, first-time jobs, extracurricular activities and even dating. On top of all of this, teens are dealing with hormonal shifts that can leave them feeling tired and irritable. If you want to help your teens stay on top of things, you’ll need to engineer their daily lives toward...

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Teen Pregnacy in the Modern World: A Declining yet Still-Serious Problem

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Pregnancy, Self Esteem, Sexuality, Teen issues | 0 comments

Teen Pregnancy These days, it’s great to hear some good news for a change, especially when that news has to do with the health and happiness of our teenagers. Teen pregnancy is beginning to decline in America, which is indeed wonderful to learn. However, this doesn’t mean that it isn’t still a serious problem. If you want your teens to stay on the right path, you will need to keep communication open and encourage safe sex. Television Has More of an Effect That You Might Think If you’re concerned that your...

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Tips to Get Your Teen to Stop Lying to You

Posted by on May 28, 2014 in parenting, Relationships, Self Esteem, Teen issues | 0 comments

About Teen Lying Most teens, no matter how goodhearted, will go through a stage where they test the limits and lie to their parents. Usually, these lies involve their whereabouts–little things like pretending to stay the night at a girlfriend’s house and then going out to a party instead. Many teens are also inclined to bend the truth instead of flat-out lying, as it makes it easier to push the boundaries without feeling guilty. Why Do Teens Lie? Aside from the natural rebellion that occurs with most teenagers, there are also...

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