As summertime approaches and parents pack the last lunches
and await the final report cards, they face a familiar worry:
What to do with the kids during the summer? Finding quality
childcare is time consuming and expensive, but leaving teens home
for the whole day can be worrisome for parents. How do you know
when it's time to let your teenagers and preteens stay by
themselves while you're at work?
Tired of hearing your
kids beg and nag about what they want to buy-or what they want
you to buy?
In part two of this article, read
how girls entering puberty often face a "crisis in confidence"
which makes them vulnerable to risky behavior, and these bad
choices can have devastating lifelong consequences.
Find out how mentors can help teenage girls survive the risky years and how you can find a mentor for your teenage daughter or become a mentor yourself.
The parenting path isn't always smooth. But these tips to take on your teen might help even out the rough parts.
Journal of the American Medical Association reported
that one out of every three students in grades six through 10
is the victim of bullies.
The best way to teach kids
tolerance is not through our lectures but through our example.
The secret to having kids look
forward to spending time with mom and dad lies in treating
teens as if they are already adults.
The mood swings we're all so wonderfully familiar with begin the moment we're born. Like us, our children can be giggling one minute and fussy the next. Employing these "mood management techniques" can go a long way to getting your kid -- and yourself -- through the day and life in general.
Ron Huxley, LMFT
Does your child have a behavioral
problem, or does he just need attention? How do you know if
your child's misbehavior should be met with punishment or