Your child will have learned how to be more independent and self-reliant than he was when he lived at home….This means that you’ll have to change your old ways of interacting with your child and accommodate his new, adult status.
Take some time to consider what customs and rituals you’d like to repeat every year at holiday time and then plan to make those happen. By being intentional about traditions, you take control of the values you communicate and you cement memories for your children’s future.
The Center for Toddler Development at Barnard College tested toddlers for “distractability” by calling the names of children playing with iPads and seeing what happened. Researchers found that many of the kids were so zoned in that they didn’t respond to their names at all.
Every parent wants their teenager to make smart, responsible choices. Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson and Parenting Coach Katie Malinski LCSW share tips on how to raise a responsible teenager – especially when they are making decisions about sex.