popular topics in teen behavior and discipline

  • Teens
    Teenage Behaviors
    Teen Scenes
    When your adolescent child shows up for dinner with a mohawk and nose ring, or suddenly stops seeing his friends, what should you do? ...
  • Kids
    Discipline Strategies
    What's Your Discipline Style?
    Are you too tough or too easy on your child? Take our quiz and find out your discipline style. ...
  • Teens
    Teenage Behaviors
    Son Blames Parents for His Problems
    A skilled professional therapist/psychologist would never allow or encourage a child to blame his parents for his misfortunes and pain. ...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    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 d...
  • Teens
    Getting Help for Your Teen
    How Do I Find the Right Help for My Troubled Daughter?
    How Do I Find the Right Help for My Troubled Daughter? With so many treatment options and professionals today, selecting the right help can be confusing. Here is a handy guide to help clarify credentials and therapies. A clinical social worker i...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Are You Worried About Your Teen Daughter?
    Are You Worried About Your Teen Daughter? There are worries that are counterproductive for your daughter and that sap you, Mom, of good energy. So here are some things you had best do: Stop worrying about situations you have no control over. Re...
  • 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
    Disciplining Teens
    Your Teen Daughter: Is More Discipline the Answer?
    Your Teen Daughter: Is More Discipline the Answer? It is true that children of all ages need some parental control and discipline. The quality just may be more important than the quantity. Learn to use authoritative, not authoritarian, control ...
  • Teens
    Disciplining Teens
    Punishing and Grounding Your Teen Daughter
    Punishing and Grounding Your Teen Daughter You probably won't know it by looking at her, but your daughter is afraid of confrontation and punishment. Nonetheless, there are times when her misbehavior must be accounted for and punishment must be...
  • 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 ...
  • Teens
    Preteen and Tween Behavior
    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 lik...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Hints on How to Help Your Daughter Through Adolescence
    Hints on How to Help Your Daughter Through Adolescence Explosives It is a proven fact that teenagers are good at picking up nuances. That's positive in many situations. However, it can be precarious when it comes to moms who are trying to send a...
  • Family Life
    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    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 ...
  • Kids
    Fostering Independence
    What's Going on Inside Your Daughter's Adolescent Head?
    What's Going on Inside Your Daughter's Adolescent Head? A lot! Here's where the surprises come into the picture. Your adolescent is groping for connectedness and individuality, not separation! Apter's revolutionary study found that your daughte...
  • Kids
    Talking Back
    How to Handle Back Talk
    How to Handle Back Talk Did that Come Out of My Child's Mouth? Back talk: It stings, it shocks, it embarrasses, and it can turnyour home into a battleground. Jim Bozigar, head of community outreach atChildren's Hospital in Pittsburgh, runs a back...
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  • Kids
    Behavioral Problems
    Your Rebel Daughter Has a Cause
    Your Rebel Daughter Has a Cause The whole notion of rebelling should be taking on a new light as you read through this chapter. This isn't to say that girls don't rebel against authority, social forces, or their moms. But much of what we loosel...
  • Parenting Tools Printables
    Teen Room Questionnaire
    Use this questionnaire to determine whether your teen's room needs a makeover. ...
  • Health and Safety Printables
    "Teen Safe House" Agreement
    Use this agreement to make a contract with your teen to keep teen get-togethers safe. ...