Teens and Youth
Talking to your Teen About Self-Harm
A situation where one's child is harming oneself is the last thing a parent is prepared to face. This can be especially confusing when the child continues to self-harm but says that there are no thoughts of ending one's life. This article will help you understand what Self-Harm is and tell you how you can talk to your teenager about the same.
Resolving Parent-Teen Conflict
When you consider what is going on during adolescence, a certain amount of squabbling and argument isn't surprising. Arguments often arise out of a clash of roles. As they mature, your teenager's job is to gain greater independence from you. Your job is to protect your teenager as much as possible as he or she exercises more freedom and acts more autonomously.
3 Steps to Connect With Your Child
Communicating with children is not just one of the most pleasurable and rewarding experiences for both parent and child, but it also plays a major role in developing the personality of your child. This article will to help you learn certain communication tips that could enhance your relationship with your child.
Prepare Your Child for the Teens
Teenagers. Even the word is enough to strike terror in a parent's heart! If you've watched other parents with their teenage children or you have an older teenager yourself, you know this can be a very trying period for you and your child. There are a lot of adjustments to be made and anxieties to face, but you can also look forward to exciting changes in your child's development. This is where the Boy Scouts' motto "be prepared" can really help.
Bodily Changes in Girls
A girl's body goes through dramatic changes during puberty. Know what to expect so that you can prepare your daughter in advance.
Teaching Children to Handle Failure
Failure is something that none of us are comfortable with and if it were possible, we would very likely banish from this world! But that again depends on what our conditioning and beliefs are about failure. What did the significant adults in our lives teach us about success and failure or how did they handle failure? Herein lie vital clues about our own belief systems, the influence this has on our take on the matter and how we talk to our children about failure.
Are Our Children Overusing Electronic Media?
One of the biggest concerns that parents have today is the way technology and media have taken over their children's lives. Let's face it. We live in a world governed by technology and stay connected through social media. Interaction between people is more often through electronic media rather than in person, even if the person is sitting across your cubicle in office! This trend extends to our children as well.
Coping with an Empty Nest
Children have the ability to crawl into all the spaces in our hearts and life. We often wonder what we were doing with our time before they were born! Our life revolves around their school, after school activities, health and emotions. Even our holidays are centered on their interests and needs. So when it is time to send them away to college overseas or another town for further education, or even marriage, it can be heart wrenching.
Body Changes in Adolescent Boys
Changes for a boy during puberty are less defined. However, there are signs and changes that we need to prepare our sons for. In this articles we explain the changes to help you as parents to talk about it with your sons.
Handling Your Teenager
When children reach their teens, it is essential that parents adjust their parenting style to give their child the space she/he needs to become an independent individual along with disciplining them. This article helps you get a better idea of how to strike this balance.