“I don’t want my child to do as she’s told. I want her to do things without being told!” So how do you get there? How do you get your child off the couch and into being helpful? Let’s talk about what you can do, starting today.
It’s hard to get along with your teenager. Not only have they become more focused on their friends and probably a bit moody as well, you and your teen truly want different things. They want independence, freedom, and just to have fun. You want them to be safe, be responsible and make good decisions. Often, […]
It’s not just your imagination. Teen suicide rates are rising at alarming rates. The suicide rate for white children and teens between 10 and 17 was up 70% between 2006 and 2016, the latest data analysis available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although black children and teens kill themselves less often than white youth do, the rate of increase was […]
Here are 10 things parents can do to help their children to develop (or strengthen) a positive self-concept.
Many parents have a strong relationship with their child when they are young, but the child starts becoming distant during the teenage years. Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson and Katie Malinski LCSW share how parents can help keep a close relationship with their kids during the teenage years.
“I want the kids to pitch in without pitching a fit! How can I make that happen?”
Many parents pack sack lunches for their children to avoid unhealthy cafeteria food. But many traditional sack lunches are just as unhealthy as cafeteria food. Nutritionist for the hit TV show "The Biggest Loser", Cheryl Forberg, shares how to pack a healthy sack lunch for your child.