Why Do Our Teens Shut Us Out?

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?

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

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

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

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

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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