Simple Suggestions for a Healthy Relationship Adolescence is the time in your child’s life where they are moving towards independence, creating themselves as an individual, their own identity, separate from you, different from you. It is called “individuation” or “identity formation” in the mental health field and is usually a time of development that is… Continue reading Five Communication Tips in Relating to Teens
They want us to be their biggest cheerleaders, yet they act like they could care less what we think. We can't make a comment about their appearance yet they let us know how embarrassing we are to their friends. They know everything, yet somehow we have managed to complete our education, raise children, take care… Continue reading The Pressure of Parenting Teens
From Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions Whether it’s a toddler’s defiant “No,” or a teenager screaming, “You can’t tell me what to do,” backtalk is enough to make any parent’s blood boil. What’s worse, it often seems our natural reaction to backtalk (“How dare you speak to me that way” or “You’ll do… Continue reading Battling Backtalk: Five Tips Every Parent Needs
The Harvard Report: Raising Teens Harvard University provides 10 tasks of adolescents and 5 Basics of Parenting Adolescents. Stages of Adolescent Development Information on the stages of development and what to expect from your teen in terms of physical, social, and emotional development. A good overview for parents.