Is your child being picked on by a classmate? Is the bullying getting worse? Are you not sure what to do? We commonly stereotype the bullies as an Eddie Haskell-type punk. But the 21st century bullies come in all shapes, sizes and ages.
Backtalk might be normal but it’s not pleasant and the unpleasantness rubs off on everybody. Backtalk might be normal but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Instead, here are some strategies to try.
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 […]
It’s no secret that parenting is hard work. At times, your children will amuse and endear you with humor, antics, and accomplishments. You might even gleam with pride. Other times, they will try to run you down and take over, not only the household, but seemingly the world. You are likely already aware of this […]
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 […]