It’s an age old question, that of which can never fully be answered: does nature rule our lives, or does nurture play a bigger role? It seems that research and anecdotal evidence confirm that while nurture certainly plays an important role and has influence in who we become, there is just no escaping nature. As […]
Valid reasons for not letting your child do as she wants usually fall into one of four categories. And, actually, three of these four reasons are actually a Yes in disguise. Let’s take a look.
Everyone wants to find love. There is nothing more human than wanting to love and be loved. Teenagers are experiencing this for the very first time, and it can be intense and passionate. The emotions involved are real and often extreme, and teen relationships are often marked by plenty of ups, downs, and intensity. It […]
It’s hard enough being a teen these days, without any added problems or pressures. But when teens’ parents are never around, things can get really tough. While many teens might think that having total freedom and no parents to boss them around and nag them would be a dream come true, the reality is that […]
Kids who “turn to drugs,” as the phrase goes, don’t do it to be delinquent or even to experience the high or buzz. The first time is more social or experimental. And once kids are past the first time, the second time is easy. That’s why using is such a risky business.
What do I say to my kids when they seem consumed with worry and despair for their futures and when tragedy cuts down innocent lives? When leaders demonstrate behaviors that I work hard to steer my children away from and demonstrate intolerance where I want to teach them tolerance? And in their day-to-day lives when […]