I read all these articles about keeping a close eye on our teens, to make sure they aren’t making any bad decisions and they are safe. I listen to parents discussing the same issues. How close is too close and what are we teaching our teens, without even knowing it? We read her journal, get

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 Procrastination is a common trait among teens, and it’s your job of a parent to help correct this behavior. If it seems like your teen is constantly late for school, work or appointments, then it might be a sign that he or she is lacking personal responsibility.1. Start Using an Alarm ClockIt’s a good idea

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Have You Been Shaming Teen Sex? It’s no surprise that teen sex is an uncomfortable subject for parents. A parent’s mind is full of statistics about STDs and teen pregnancies. For some, the subject is so frightening that all they can do is attempt to shame their kids into thinking sex is a terrible thing.

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Are you in need of healing a difficult mother daughter relationships? It’s natural for moms and daughters to have a tough time getting along. Being a teen is hard, and raising a teen is even harder. An argument here and there is nothing to get upset about, but if you and your daughter are really

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Teen Issues with Social Distancing: How Can We Help Our Kids Through This? Socializing with peers is an important part of a teen’s life. As the world comes together to deal with corona virus, parents are stuck at home with frustrated kids. If you’re wondering how to help your child cope with the situation, you’re

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Don’t Be a Fixer: Letting Teens Handle Their Own ProblemsParents are fixers. They treat minor injuries, smooth quarrels between siblings, and take care of broken toys. When teen issues start to arise, you’ll likely feel the urge to fix those as well. The problem is that you can’t.Teen Self Esteem: Learning Lessons Through Tough ChoicesTeens

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Does your teen have healthy boundaries? Can she say no? Teens need to understand the value and importance of saying no. Schools focus on teaching academics, but they often neglect some of the most crucial lessons kids should learn about life. One of those lessons is how to set boundaries. The Dangers of Poor Boundaries:

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 Is your home gun safe? The rise in mass shootings over the last few years has started a national dialogue about guns. People are frightened, but the possibility of being killed by a terrorist gunman is relatively low. The far greater threat is being injured or killed by a gun that belongs to you. Parent

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What to do when your kids don’t get along? You dream of family harmony, but your teen kids are constantly at each other’s throats. Is there anything a parent can do to promote sibling love? Teen fighting can be hard on parents. You all live in the same household, and keeping the peace between your

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What is your approach to talking to your teen about sex? Parents have always shuddered at the thought of their teenagers starting to date and become sexually active. These days, kids are getting into dating and romance younger than ever. What’s a parent to do? Teen Issues with Sex: The Dangers Teen sexually transmitted diseases

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