Body image is an important topic that many teenage girls (and boys) struggle with.
Parenting is the hardest job in the world, and if you are doing it solo—that is, if you are a single mom (or single dad,) then you are really working hard. Here are a few tips for keeping your sanity, and in the process role modeling healthy behaviors for your children.
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?
Parents sometimes think that they can wait for the “Big Talk” about puberty and sex until their children are 12 or older. Experts say that’s not the healthy choice. Children learn the information better, and ultimately make healthier choices when their parents start early talking about these topics
Parents who learn how to “translate” teenage behavior will be able to understand and respond in ways that are more effective and more loving.
As the year winds down and final exams loom, you might be tempted to remind your teen of the consequences of failure. It makes sense, it seems like, to motivate a kid by pointing out that he’ll not graduate on time if he goofs off.... Seems like, but not true.
Here’s a common scenario: you’re a single parent of an older child or teenager. You fall in love with a wonderful person, the two of you get married (or not), and Wonderful Person moves in with you. But your child is not on board. What can you do to smooth things over between them?