Parenting Adolescents'

How to help teenagers feel more secure

How to help teenagers feel more secure

Adolescence is often a hard time for youngsters and their parents. The time of teenagers’ self-definition and the establishment of their identity is also a time of being overwhelmed and bewildered by their parents. There are, [...]

How to help teens with the death of a peer.

How to help teens with the death of a peer.

Adolescence is a difficult time for most teens. It is a time of physical growth and development, change and self-definition. This is a period of great emotional stress, as the young people transition to adulthood. When [...]

When the first child leaves home

When the first child leaves home

So your first child is heading for college? What a wonderful and exciting event it is for you and your child. As you congratulate him or her for this success, give yourself the appropriate kudos for [...]

How to gain the respect of your teenagers

How to gain the respect of your teenagers

Parents often watch with dismay the drastic change in their children’s attitude towards them, as they become adolescents. The once close, respectful, loving and receptive children suddenly become unavailable, moody, sullen, non-receptive and even disdainful people. [...]

Should parents be their teen-agers’ best friends?

Should parents be their teen-agers’ best friends?

Some adolescents state with pride that their parents are their best friends. It may then be assumed that these parents have succeeded in their role. Actually, being our teens’ best friends is inappropriate and a disservice [...]

The truth about what teen girls think about sex

The truth about what teen girls think about sex

Do you know what your daughter may be doing on her way to school, on the bus, around the lockers in broad daylight? Parents of twelve-year-old girls are often involved in their daughters_ ballet recitals, athletic [...]