popular topics in connecting with your teen

  • Kids
    Teen Independence
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen?
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen? iPhones. Email. Skype. In this day and age, keeping in touch with people is almost always just a click, dial, or keystroke away. And this includes your college-aged child. Nobody...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Communicating With Teens
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Raising Teenagers Successfully
    When your child becomes a teenager, you're well over halfway through the job of raising them, and you have only a few years left to instill all those values and principles you want them to go into adult life with. And suddenly, they look as if th...
  • Teens
    Respecting Teen Privacy
    My Parents Won't Respect My Privacy
    What can you do when you feel that your parents are violating your privacy? ...
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Preteen
    The Family That Plays Together
    The Family That Plays Together You will probably have an easy time remaining connected to your youngster if you genuinely enjoy the video games, skateboarding, carnivals, shopping malls, arcades, and movies that are the lifeblood of this age gro...
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Preteen
    Conversing with Tweens
    Conversing with Tweens It is important to continue talking to your tween about important issues even though he is silent, distracted, and preoccupied with people and events outside the family. Just don't expect him to respond with words — at ...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    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...
  • Teens
    Teen Depression
    Son Threatens to Kill Himself
    If you feel manipulated, you probably are. Your son may be seeking power and finding that this response gets him what he wants. ...
  • Teens
    Respecting Teen Privacy
    Should I Snoop into My Daughter's Private Affairs?
    Should I Snoop into My Daughter's Private Affairs? Building Blocks Excessive behavior that is socially destructive and characterized by fighting, stealing, arson, truancy, and leaving home is called a conduct disorder. Building Blocks Anorexia ...
  • Teens
    Communicating With Teens
    The Special Art of Talking to Teenagers
    The Special Art of Talking to Teenagers The following suggestions are from the book, "I'm not mad, I just hate you!" They were written expressly with teenagers in mind. The authors call upon moms to engage in responsible communication with thei...
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Teen
    What Could My Teen Daughter Possibly Be Thinking?
    What Could My Teen Daughter Possibly Be Thinking? The most sound, convincing, and well-developed answer to this question is given by psychologist Terri Apter. They look grown-up. Sometimes these daughters of ours even act grown-up. But the fact ...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    How to Survive Your Daughter's Teen Years
    How to Survive Your Daughter's Teen YearsThe surging hormones and emotional changes that frame our daughters' adolescence can feel like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes the "terrible teens" can dim the glow of the most confident moms. Dr. Roni Co...
    Kyanna Sutton
  • Teens
    Communicating With Teens
    The Traumatic Teen Years
    The Traumatic Teen Years My 13 1/2-year-old daughter does not like school. In fact, in every class where she has a marginal (terrible) grade her teachers have kindly noted that she “does not work to her potential.” It is nice that they have ...
  • Teens
    Respecting Teen Privacy
    Teen Space, Teen Privacy?
    Teen Space, Teen Privacy? Can your teen shut you out of her room, claiming privacy? No. While certain elements of your teen's life certainly are private, her room isn't really one of them. It's your house, and it's perfectly appropriate for you ...
  • Teens
    Communicating With Teens
    When You're in a Rut with Your Teen
    When You're in a Rut with Your Teen There's no doubt that communicating with a teen is a road filled with ruts. It's easy to get stuck. A few bad months of disagreeing over everything can make it seem doubtful that the two of you will ever spea...
  • Teens
    Communicating With Teens
    Belly Button Piercing
    A 13-year-old wants to get a belly button piercing, but you can say "no" to a tween without having reasons to back you up. ...
  • Teens
    Communicating With Teens
    Teens: Who Ya Talkin' To?
    Teens: Who Ya Talkin' To? One challenge of understanding teens is that the term “teenager” covers a broad spectrum of people—anyone from the shy adolescent entering middle school to the independent high school senior who has just gotten in...
  • Teens
    Communicating With Teens
    Parenting an Adolescent
    Parenting an Adolescent There's a lot you can't do as the parent of an adolescent. You can't force her to be well behaved or make good choices. A lot of parenting an adolescent involves a kind of Zen practice—breathe deeply, trust that you've ...
  • Teens
    Connecting With Your Teen
    Starting Difficult Conversation with Teens
    Starting Difficult Conversation with TeensHaving trouble talking about the delicate subjects in your teen's life? Don't start a conversation you can't finish. Get the facts you need to talk honestly with your kids.Forty percent of high-school sen...