Stress in Teens

“Stress in teens can do quite a bit of harm to your body and your emotional health. Work on keeping your stress levels low. One way of keeping your stress levels down is by taking care of business. Don’t let things pile up.” I was Mentoring a 14-year-old the other day and the main topic was the stress she had last year, due to her bad grades.  When we got to the root of the problem, it was because she would leave her homework to the last minute and then the anxiety was so bad at that point, that she couldn’t even complete...

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Teen Issues and Boundaries: How Parents can Help

No matter how well behaved your child might be, it’s safe to say that he or she is suffering from some typical teen issues. We can’t expect our kids to understand appropriate behavior on their own. Their brains are still developing, and they haven’t yet had enough life experiences to demonstrate the importance of healthy boundaries. It’s up to us to teach our kids how to behave appropriately by praising positive behavior and putting a stop to negative behavior. What are Some Ways that Teens Test Their Boundaries? As you probably already know,...

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The Balance Between Providing Emotional Support and Providing Guidance

Emotional Support and Guidance to Teens When raising a teen, it can be difficult to find the balance between emotional support and guidance. As much as we might want to support everything our kids do, there are times when we must step in. Many parents want to be best friends with their teens and have a hard time providing this sort of guidance. Others have a tendency to go too far in the other direction, constantly nagging and scolding their kids without ever providing a listening ear. The path to good parenting lies somewhere in the middle....

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Dealing With Your Teens’ Anger

Understanding Teen Anger Keeping Calm in Tough Situations When Your Teen Isn’t. Managing your emotions is an important skill when it comes to parenting, but it’s a lot easier said than done. All humans are emotionally interconnected, and it’s difficult to stay calm when we are talking with anyone who is very upset. Our children have the natural ability to take difficult situation and multiply it by thousands. Seeing your kids upset is hard enough without having to deal with them taking their emotions out on you. Becoming frustrated is...

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A Guide for Troubleshooting Teen Problems

Troubleshooting Teen Problems During the difficult teen years, it’s more important than ever for parents to be supportive. However, sometimes parents need a little support too. If you’re struggling with a difficult teen, you’re not alone. There are many common problems that parents face while raising teens, and luckily, there are also some good solutions. The Problem: You Don’t Like Your Teen’s Friends The Solution: First, you need to examine exactly why these particular kids rub you the wrong way. Is it the way...

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