What Does Social Distancing Look Like for our Teens?

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 not alone. Locked Down: Controlling Rebellious Teenagers Teens aren’t the easiest people to control. If you’ve ever had your son or daughter sneak out while grounded, you already know that. Corona virus creates a unique and...

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Teens and Healthy Boundaries: The Importance of Saying No

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: Difficulty Navigating Life People who don’t understand how to set healthy boundaries often suffer in life. Boundaries are important for our work lives, our sexual and romantic lives, and our interactions with friends and...

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Teens and Guns: The Importance of Staying Safe

 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 Responsibility: Do You Know Where Your Guns Are? Every day, eight children or teens are accidentally killed or hurt due to an unsupervised gun. Most of these tragedies are entirely preventable. Parent responsibility and gun ownership go hand...

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Encouraging Sibling Love: What to Do When Your Teens Don’t Get Along

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 kids can feel like a full-time job. It’s natural for teens to fight with their siblings, but if the fights are getting extreme, there might be a deeper issue at hand. A Lack of Sibling Love: Is It a Real Problem? The first step is to determine...

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A Parent’s Approach to Teen Sex

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 are a real concern. Statistics show that people between the ages of 15 and 24 account for 50 percent of all new cases. This is on top of the concern of an unwanted pregnancy. Parents are clearly right to be worried....

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Making Progress Together: Consider a Family Retreat

How to make progress together in a family retreat! Family dynamics can be hard to figure out. There is no perfect family, which means all family relationships involve conflict of some sort. For the parents of teenagers, conflict may become a part of everyday life. This can begin to have a serious effect on the family. Life is stressful for adults, but it’s important to remember how difficult it can be for your kids as well. If your teen son or daughter has been acting out more than usual, planning a getaway for the entire family can be a...

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