Teens may seem like a complicated puzzle, but their stresses and triggers are just as hard to deal with as yours. Help them step back, relax, and grow into great adults with these parenting tips.
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This expert explains what to say when your friend's child is suffering from mental illness. Learn how to handle suicide, depression and other hard to talk about topics.
Parents often struggle with how to draw and enforce boundaries for their teenage child. For example, consider the following situation: Imagine your 16 year-old daughter wants to go to a party on a school night – something that you are totally opposed to.
Generally, there are three types parenting that we tend to exhibit with our kids. Depending on our own family of origin we have either taken on the style of our own parents or swung the other way. Much of what we see as parents today is a pendulum swing away from the way we were raised. Who is to say when the pendulum will swing back if it ever does? In the meantime the following are three styles that may be familiar to you.
Social media has created an anti-privacy culture. Researchers are studying how people use social media, and what it could reveal about your personality.
Welcome to the class that doesn’t end…Team Lifelong Learner. Oprah says; life is one big classroom. Ladies and Gents your class is in session … You thought the last time you would be a student was when you crossed the stage and was handed a piece of paper…WRONG! Every single human being is a student; whether you embrace your lessons is a complete different story. Graduation is just the beginning of your next chapter. Look at your life as a book th
I’m from a huge extended family, so I spent most of my formative years changing diapers, cleaning up vomit and chasing after younger cousins. By the time blogs and social media rolled around, I’d already heard enough for a lifetime. I couldn't understand all the public over-sharing by new parents. Then I took in a teen from the foster care system, and everything changed.
I apologize in advance if I offend anyone, but sometimes the truth hurts and I am going to be completely honest here. I, Michelle Smith IAT, CPD have not only been a babysitter and nanny for over 14 years myself, but as the owner of Embracing Babies Staffing Agency I refer babysitters and nannies out to parent clients for my business.
Confession time. For a brief period of time, six years, I was married to a much older man. Back then 33 seemed really old and wise to a 19-year-old. He was a natural choice. Never around. From 19 to 25 I lived like I was single thanks to a spouse who was only in town one or two weekends a month. He'd leave me an allowance in our joint bank account and pre-arranged all the bills to be paid. For me it was an ideal arrangement.