Monthly Archives: August 2011

Disciplining Your Teen with Composure

Disciplining Your Teen with Composure

Both parents and children can be guilty of escalating matters unnecessarily as they argue their side, those parents who can fore go getting angry and shouting will be more successful at getting their point across and guiding their children into compliance. A raised voice and a threatening stance do nothing to enhance a parent/child relationship that may already be very fragile. Continue reading

Establishing Healthy Life-Style Habits in Your Children

Establishing Healthy Life-Style Habits in Your Children

Computer games, handheld electronic games, and television cartoon shows are contributing to a nation of pint-sized couch potatoes. Parents are concerned that the influence over their children, held by advertising companies and technology, is stronger than their own influence. Many parents are looking for positive ways to encourage their children to adopt healthier lifestyles while they are young. Continue reading

The Line between Love and Disagreements – A Teen Perspective

The Line between Love and Disagreements – A Teen Perspective

Teenager Take:
As a teenager, I have had fights with my parents, and probably will in the future. It is my teen nature. They will say the wrong thing and so will I. It is a process. And if you’re the first child, it’s not just a process for you, but also a new process for them. But what I have learned is that they do understand, even though most of the time we teens say they don’t. Continue reading

The Line between Love and Disagreements – A Parent Perspective

The Line between Love and Disagreements – A Parent Perspective

Parent Take:
You can call them disagreements, tiffs or discussions, but most of the time they are downright arguments. And why do we have these arguments? It appears to be a natural part of the parent-teen dynamic. It seems no matter how much we try to avoid them, they do happen. Continue reading

Just Want to Be Friends

Just Want to Be Friends

Dear Amy,
There is this boy who likes me. I don’t really feel the same. But he is nice and a good classmate. He always sits with me in every class we have together. He talks to me a lot too. My friends say he is flirt with everybody, and they say I should flirt back. That’s not my style, but I don’t want to seem rude! …. Flirts-A-Lot Continue reading

Guilty of Wanting to Wear Makeup – A Teen Perspective

Guilty of Wanting to Wear Makeup – A Teen Perspective

Why should teens be judged for wanting to feel better about themselves? There are enough other little things that tend to set us off, anyway! Would wearing a little mascara turn her into a murderer? What crime does she commit by adding a little bit of blue over her eye? Will she get a DUI because she has some sheer lip gloss on? Continue reading

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