As parents, you may sometimes be in awe of how your adorable little critters that once melt your heart with a murmur of “ma ma” or “pa pa” can turn into angsty, door-slamming teenagers. Adolescence is a tough period for both the child and the parents, and communication doesn’t come easy. There are many sites which offer good parenting advice and today I am going to review about www.pleasestopthe rollercoaster.com (By the way, I love the name. Do you?)
The site covers several issues that teenagers may be undergoing and how parents can provide guidance and get their kids to open up to them. I love the fact that there are articles for parents who have kids at different stages of life, whether you have a kid going to middle school or they are heading off to college. At each stage, kids will be facing different situations and their mentality change too. The site informs parents what situations to expect and how to deal with them.
Trying to deal with rebellious teenagers is frustrating enough and you don’t need any more frustration in your life with a poorly designed parenting website that is supposed to help you feel better! The site has clear navigation which allows you to go straight to the posts on topics that you are most concerned with.
The design of the website is clean and does not overwhelm you at first site. However,it is pretty evident that the site is an excellent source of information on parenting as it covers a pretty wide range of topics such as peer pressure and friends, parenting college kids, alcohol and drugs etc. The author of the site, Sue Blaney has done a wonderful jobs of providing great advice and a deep insight to the challenges and situations you children might be facing. These insights help parents to gain a better understanding of their children and the reasons behind their behaviour, allowing for a better communication to take place. One interesting post
The website is a wealth of information but parents who are keen to learn more on actionable tips to deal with issues concerning their children can participate in tele-seminars, or a paying facilitated discussion group program where participants will do a reading of a chapter in Sue Blaney’s book- Please Stop the Rollercoaster. The participants will then engage in a intimate discussion with other members and Sue herself on how to apply the knowledge in improving the family’s dynamics. If participants miss out on any session, there will be a recording of the discussion for reference. An audio program consisting of three sessions, three hours long is also available at less than thirty bucks for busy parents who can tune in their free time. Those with a budget constrain and can’t afford to participate in a program can get equally valuable information from the website and free resources such as podcast and newsletter – something to applaud about. Overall, if you are wondering or are curious at any adolescent-related issues, www.pleasestoptherollercoaster.com comes highly recommended for answers to your questions.