In the summer of 2009 my daughter joined the YMCA co-ed soccer league. One of her teammates was a boy named Hayden. Hayden’s mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, aunts and uncles all gathered every Saturday morning, decked out in burnt orange, to cheer Hayden on. But Hayden hated soccer.
Body image is an important topic that many teenage girls (and boys) struggle with.
Our education system focuses on academics: math, science, English and history. This is great for the 15% of kids who are academically gifted. But what about the other 85% of kids whose strengths are not academics – but athletics, art, music, choir, creative writing, social skills or foreign language?
Is your child lying about homework? Maybe her teacher has told you that homework isn’t getting done, but she never seems to have any to do. Maybe she tells you she “did it on the bus” or “got it all done in class.” Why would a child lie about homework and what can you do about it?
If you're a parent who feels that your kid seems a little angrier than he or she should, you're probably responding to a legitimate problem.