103 results found for Parent-Teen Relationships.

Updated: May 15, 2019

Teaching Teenage Girls to Say No

Teach girls to remember PC

The man who will attempt to molest a teenager needs an environment in which that's possible. He needs to get her to a place where there is nobody nearby who will hear her if she resists loudly or calls for help. His other option is to get her in a frame of mind where she doesn't resist loudly or call for help. Accordingly, there are times and places where wariness is called for, i.e., times of vulnerability. There are times and places where wariness is wasted, i.e., times when teenage girls are not vulnerable.

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When Your Child Becomes a Preteen

When Your Child Becomes a Preteen

It happens when you least expect it. Boom! Everything changes. One day your little girl looks at you as though you are the embodiment of a goddess, and the next day she tells you your haircut makes you look like a geezer. You'll get no warning, but one day your happy, tender mother-daughter talks will start sounding like this:

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Advice from Kids About Parenting

Advice from Kids About Parenting

Parent and author J.S. Salt met with more than one thousand kids (ages6-12). He asked them to write: "If I could tell my parents how to raiseme, I'd tell them..."

The result is Always Kiss Me Goodnight: Instructions on Raising the Perfect Parent — by 147 Kids Who Know, written by the "experts" in their own words. Take a look!

  1. "Think when you were a kid and not yell so much." —Joe. See what experts think about yelling.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Easing the Burden of "Second Parenthood"

More Americans than ever are assuming the responsibility of caring for their children's children.

What's causing the increase? According to Martha Crowther, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Alabama, some reasons are:

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by: Paul Coleman, Psy.D.

How to Say It: Drugs and Alcohol

How to Say It: Drugs and Alcohol

Is Your Child at Risk?

(The following excerpt is taken from How to Say It to Your Kids, by Dr. Paul Coleman.)

Andy, age 12, is a great kid. He is likable, smart, and has a variety of interests. He knows about the dangers of drug and alcohol use. He attended a D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness and Resistance Education) program at school and has no obvious inclination to try drugs. Is he at risk?

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Updated: June 20, 2019

Is it Okay to be Naked in Front of Your Kids?

Mom and baby at bath time

There are so many decisions to make when it comes to having a baby. From getting the necessary baby gear to planning a college fund to having hypothetical questions about disciplining kids, it can get overwhelming...and that's just the beginning. Once your tiny human is here, you'll be faced with "quick set decisions." These are decisions you'll have to make in the moment and have no way of knowing that curveball was headed your way. Welcome to parenthood. 

Updated: December 14, 2021

60+ Get To Know You Questions to Ask Kids (and Get Them Talking)

Mom and daughter having a conversation

One of the biggest challenges busy families face is finding quality time to connect with one another. With work, school, extracurriculars, screen time, friends, and more all competing for time, parents can be left feeling unconnected as their kids quickly grow into themselves. Many parents worry their kids are growing too quickly and that they're not creating lifelong memories.

Start Playing Games at a Young Age

Start Playing Games at a Young Age

The trick to avoiding difficulty with teenagers is to start playing games with them when they are little kids. Keep the lines of communication with them open. Talk and listen when they are little, and never stop. Always make yourself available to them. There's no better way to establish a rapport than to get down and dirty with them in a good old-fashioned game: Chess, Checkers, board games, card games, Pool, or Darts—anything that will keep the interaction alive.

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Updated: May 20, 2021

Mom Burnout is Real, Here Are 5 Ways to Avoid It

Mom Burnout

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, a new mom, a seasoned mom, a mom of one, or a mom of multiples, burnout can affect us all. It’s common for moms of any stage to experience very real mommy burnout regardless of if your little ones are home with you 24/7 or in daycare or school. Let’s take a look at what exactly mom burnout is and how best to avoid it.

Why Nothing Moms Do Is Right

Why Nothing Moms Do Is Right

Sometimes it seems as if nothing you do is right, from your daughter's point of view. In this case, just be confident that those days will pass too. What can help is having a good relationship with yourself, so you do not rise or fall with the emotional roller-coaster ride your daughter will have to take—sooner or later—to grown into the fine girl she will eventually become.

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When Your Daughter Hangs Out with the Wrong Crowd

When Your Daughter Hangs Out with the Wrong Crowd

Explosives

Dr. Johns has a warning: Mothers have to be careful not to overdo their involvement if the situation isn't serious. Smothering a daughter prevents her from finding and feeling capable of devising her own solution. On the other hand, Mom is underdoing it if she doesn't find out what's going on.

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Guidelines for a Mother's Reactions to Teenage Daughters

Guidelines for a Mother's Reactions to Teenage Daughters

One very important factor that should drive many of your reactions at this point in time is your daughter's newly developed capacity for suffering humiliation, says author Teri Apter. You may never guess why she is completely humiliated-breaks down in tears, feels totally crushed and overwhelmingly embarrassed, and possibly retreats from you.

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Determining the Best Way to Approach Your Daughter

Determining the Best Way to Approach Your Daughter

Moms need to be up front and approach their daughters if they are concerned about a new newfound friendship group or boyfriend. The trick is in how you say it. One slip of the tongue and these kids won't listen to a thing you have to say.

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