Parenting Adolescents'

Worried about your teenager’s social networking?

Worried about your teenager’s social networking?

The format of social networking in which an online user creates a personal profile and offers his/her availability for friendship has become a phenomenon that has captivated hundreds of millions participants. Many parents are concerned about [...]

How healthy parents can help other families’ teenagers

How healthy parents can help other families’ teenagers

Being raised in a healthy, loving and low-conflict family is ideal for children. Youngsters, who are not privileged to be a part of this type of family, may not be aware of the risks to their [...]

The tragedy of an adolescent’s suicide

The tragedy of an adolescent’s suicide

The loss of life at any age is traumatic enough. Suicide of a teenager is a deep loss to the family and society and evokes great pain and bewilderment for all. A self- inflicted volitional termination [...]

Parents: Chill out about some of your teenager’s annoying habits

Parents: Chill out about some of your teenager’s annoying habits

Many parents are up in arms about some of their teenager’s habits. The youngster sleeps at odd hours, eats peculiarly, tunes out with his/her music, is incessantly on the computer, texting or talking on the phone [...]

Be an involved father to your daughter

Be an involved father to your daughter

The relationship between fathers and their young daughters is often very close, special and rewarding. However, when the daughters reach pre-adolescence, a common shift often occurs toward greater distance and even some estrangement between them. Though [...]

Monitoring your adolescent’s behavior

Monitoring your adolescent’s behavior

Raising children is a wonderful and challenging task, raising adolescents can be especially daunting. These ‘adult-like’ young people are not adults yet and do require monitoring, which they often resist, claiming the right to privacy and [...]

Are ‘Helicopter Parents’ helpful or harmful to their children?

Are ‘Helicopter Parents’ helpful or harmful to their children?

All parents want to provide their children with the best care and facilitate their lives to the highest degree possible. These good intentions are sometimes so intense that they cease to be helpful and become intrusive [...]

Should students be taught about love relationships?

Should students be taught about love relationships?

Couple therapists often see partners in relationship distress, who feel ill equipped to understand each other or relate well and lament about not having been taught the proper skills. They believe that early interactive lessons about [...]