Teen Smoking: Is It Trending Down?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teen Smoking: Is It Trending Down?  Looking at statistics about tobacco use can easily give us the wrong idea. The number of smokers on the planet has gone up over time, but it’s only due to an increasing population. When it comes to the percentage of people who are smoking, the numbers have gone down. Teen Issues with Smoking and Vaping: What Are the Statistics? Parents will be pleased to learn that teen smoking is declining as well. Between 2011 and 2016, cigarette smoking among students in high school and middle school dropped. Only...

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Why Do Our Teens Shut Us Out?

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teens Shutting Out Parents: How to Let Go!  It’s common for teens shutting out parents to grow cold and distant. Many parents respond to this by clinging harder, but this can sometimes make things worse. Teens are growing up and beginning to discover themselves, and it’s your job as a parent to assist this process by letting go. 1. You’re Crossing the Line It’s normal to want to know what’s going on in your teen’s world, but asking too many annoying questions will likely backfire. People share when they feel inspired, and most people shut...

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How easy is it for your teen to get hooked on Opioids?

Posted by on May 28, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teens and Drugs: The Scary Ease of Getting Addicted to Opiates  If you’re like most parents, you assume your child knows better than to touch drugs, especially hard drugs like meth or opiates. Sometimes, even the most dedicated students become addicted. In fact, high achievers often feel an increasing amount of academic and social pressure, leading them to become even more vulnerable to drug addiction. According to data from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, over 276,000 adolescents were using pain medicine for recreational reasons...

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The Difficulties of Being a Single Parent

Posted by on May 21, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Facing the Challenges of Being a Single Mom  Life can be tough for a single mom, especially if your kids are going through teen issues. There will be times when parenting on your own will make you feel lonely and overwhelmed. The Internal Battle of the Single Parent: This Wasn’t The Life You Wanted One of the hardest aspects of being a single mom is facing the fact that your life did not go the way you wanted. Most of us are conditioned from a young age to believe that we’ll all find the right man and live happily ever after, but that...

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Teen Stress

Posted by on May 14, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Common Issues That Cause Teen Stress  Most parents are on the lookout for behavioral problems, but you need to keep an eye out for signs of teen anxiety as well. Not every teen is comfortable opening up about the struggle. Some teens might not even realize they’re suffering until the problems begin to get to them. The Need to Overachieve If you have a little overachiever at home, you’re probably counting your blessings. Every parent fears teen issues showing up at some point, so seeing your child performing great in school, taking part...

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Stressful Mother Daughter Relationships

Posted by on May 7, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

How Devoted Time Can Help Your Mother Daughter Relationship  Stressful mother daughter relationships are common. You can’t expect to stay your daughter’s best friend forever, nor should you want to. However, that doesn’t mean you should just give up. If you want to support a thriving mother daughter relationship, you’ll need to commit to regularly sharing devoted time together. A retreat is an excellent way to do that. Dealing with Stressful Mother Daughter Relationships: The Power of Devoted Time You spend time with your daughter...

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The Importance of The Father Daughter Relationship

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The Importance of Father Figures in a Young Girl’s Life  If you’re a father raising a daughter, you likely have a lot of insecurity over teen issues. Not being able to protect your daughter from the potential pain and heartbreak of life is one of your greatest fears, yet sometimes, you’re not sure how much you’re helping her. Father figures have a powerful role in a young woman’s life. Even if you’re struggling to bond as she grows and matures, the way you view, treat and behave with your daughter will prove to be crucial in her...

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Teen Sibling Rivalries

Posted by on Apr 23, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Helping Your Teens Survive Sibling Rivalries  At some point, most siblings will bicker. In most circumstances, they’ll bicker a lot. Many factors go into sibling rivalries, from the age difference between the kids to other aspects of the family dynamic. However, a lot of it simply can’t be avoided. Kids are growing and learning, and they develop a lot of their interpersonal relationship skills by managing relationships with their family members. 1. Discuss Respect and Healthy Boundaries Every time your kids get into a fight, it’s a learning...

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Talking About Sex with Your Daughter

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Having the Sex Talk: Focus on Boundaries for Healthy Teen Self Esteem  When it comes to having the sex talk with your teenage daughter, there aren’t a simple set of rules. If you’re close with your daughter, talking about teen sex and other teen issues might not be that big of a deal. If you’re less close, and the subject is awkward, the talk might be more difficult. Either way, it’s a part of parenting you can’t ignore. 1. Don’t Wait Long You need to have the sex talk long before you think teen pregnancy could be a concern. Although your...

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Is Your Teen Running the Show?

Posted by on Apr 9, 2018 in Body Image, Uncategorized | 0 comments

What it’s like to have your teen running the show? Out of control teens are a major problem, but most parents don’t have anyone to blame but themselves. Being your teens friend sounds like a good idea in theory, but being a friend and being a disciplinary figure are mutually exclusive things. Teen issues arise when the kids begin to lose respect for their parents, and it’s easier to avoid that scenario than fix it once it’s already occurred. A Parent’s Role: Setting Appropriate Boundaries Teen issues can be hard to deal with, so it’s no...

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