Graduating from high school is a milestone event in a young person's life, and usually a very, very happy one. The only problem is that it can get a little too happy, with many kids celebrating this transition to adulthood (term used loosely) with drinking and drugs. Throw in driver's licenses and cars and the result is that one of the greatest days in a teen's life is also one of the most dangerous. Parents need to be aware of this to provide their ex-seniors with safe alternatives.
While time-out is one of the most effective discipline techniques you can use, it shouldn't be the only device in your parental tool chest. As children grow older, it may become less effective. Luckily, other discipline techniques can work extremely well with older children. Here are some examples...
For all the stories going around about only children, there sure are a lot of solid, happy adults who were raised solo. Explore the myths -- and facts -- about raising an only child.
The parenting path isn't always smooth. But these tips to take on your teen might help even out the rough parts.
Elisa Medhus, MD
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provoking as choosing the "right" kindergarten for your child.
We parents seem so bent on giving our kids special advantages.
Oprah just ruined my kids' lives; by telling me I've been ruining them by never saying no. Well, not never -- but certainly not enough.
The most common issues between parents and teens arise due to poor communication, power struggles and a lack of empathy.
How to break the daily Mommy screamathons? Tips for taking a few deep breaths.