Parenting Adolescents'

Does Technology Harm Human Connectedness?

Does Technology Harm Human Connectedness?

Human connection enables our brains to mature, our emotions to evolve and our bodies to develop healthily. Throughout life, our social connection to others nourishes us, validates our worth, intensifies human bonding and secures our physical [...]

How to empower your teenager

How to empower your teenager

Raising adolescents is undoubtedly a most challenging task. Yet, some parents experience less stress than others in mastering this parenting stage. How can you lower your stress and facilitate your youngster’s smoother transition to adulthood? Many [...]

Create a close family for your adolescent

Create a close family for your adolescent

From adolescence on most people can describe whether or not their family was closely connected. What are the benefits of having a close family and how can parents create the environment that enhances their children’s lifelong [...]

Are mothers helpful or harmful to sons?

Are mothers helpful or harmful to sons?

Though supportive, loving and attentive parental treatment of both boys and girls has been documented to be the source of healthy maturation, some still view a close attachment between a mother and her son with skepticism. [...]

The empty nest syndrome – a “downer” or an “upper”?

The empty nest syndrome – a “downer” or an “upper”?

The Empty Nest Syndrome, coined in the 1970’s, as “the feeling of depression experienced by some parents after their children have left home” may be challenging to endure. How can you manage this loss as you [...]

Managing disapproval of your teenager’s relationship

Managing disapproval of your teenager’s relationship

Some parents are uncomfortable with their teenager’s dating choice. Yet, they are aware that their opinion may not be well received or heeded. How can parents still guide their children without being disregarded or alienated by [...]

How to best talk to your teenagers

How to best talk to your teenagers

Most parents of adolescents are bewildered about how to deal with their teenagers. The way parents try to reason with their youngsters is usually ineffective and frustrating. Yet, there are ways to talk to your adolescent [...]

How to help teenagers and young adult children toward self-sufficiency

How to help teenagers and young adult children toward self-sufficiency

All parents want to provide their children with the best life possible as they guide them toward a self-sufficient, autonomous existence. Regrettably, many very good parents, in their attempt to facilitate their children’s lives, end up [...]