Tips on Setting Boundaries With Your Teen

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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Three Tips for Dealing with a Lazy Teenager

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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Tattoos and Body Piercings: Should Teens be Allowed?

Tattoos and Piercings on Teen Body Image In this day and age, body modifications are becoming much more commonplace. Once thought of as a death wish for future employment, piercings and tattoos are now starting to show up in some of the most professional industries. However, when it comes to allowing teenagers to get these modifications, many parents are still having trouble making the leap. It’s natural that at some point, most kids will be interested in getting a piercing or tattoo. For many teens, it represents freedom,...

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The Importance of The Right Teacher: Is Your Child Being Treated With Respect?

Teen Embarrassment from Teachers The other day at lunch, a friend and I were trying to figure out the proper amount to tip. I wished for a calculator, and she shared a story with me about why she’s so terrible at math. My friend said that when she was in school, a teacher made fun of her while she was having trouble doing a math problem on the board. The entire class laughed, and that experience traumatized her so severely that she has trouble attempting math problems to this day. Embarrassment Can Last a Lifetime I had a similar...

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Teen Relationships: Four Ways That a Mother Can Help

Teen Relationships As a mother, few things are as terrifying as the moment your teen daughter announces that she has her first boyfriend. When this occurs, you will probably have a lot of mixed feelings. You want your daughter to grow up to become an amazing woman who is appreciated by many nice young men, but you don’t want her to be exposed to anything she isn’t ready for. 1. Use The Relationship as a Launching Point for “The Talk” If you haven’t yet discussed safe sex with your daughter, now would be a good...

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