Victimization in Schools

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Despite how safe you might believe your child’s school to be, there is research that suggest that school violence percentages are high and continue to rise. Studies have shown that about 45% of students admit to being victimized by one of their peers while the other percentage has witnessed peer victimization. What troubles some is […]

How to Tell If Your Teenage Daughter Is In An Abusive Relationship

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There comes a time when you have to let your little girl venture out into the world of dating. As an experienced adult you already know the dangers that might be out there for your daughter, but as a teenager whose hormones are all over the place, the dangers are nowhere to be found. As […]

How to Motivate Your Teen

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Motivated teens are a powerful addition to their family, as well as their community. When your teen is motivated, their behavioral will reflect their motivation. They will have a desire to succeed at home, at school, at work, and as a part of a larger community, as well. Not only does their behavior improve, but […]

Using Effective Consequences

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As a parent, it is your goal to raise a responsible child who makes good decisions. You pour your heart and soul into attaining this goal, only to find that your teen often makes poor decisions, acts on impulse, and behaves irresponsibly. You are not alone. These are situations that all parents of teenage children […]

Building Good Relationships and Rapport

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One of the biggest struggles between parents and their teenage children is their ability to relate to one another. It can be difficult for the two parties to develop positive working relationships, simply due to the nature of teenage development and the process of parenting. However, parents can take the lead and make strides to […]

Gaining Respect From Your Teen

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Many parents struggle to receive respect from their teenage children. Parents often complain about their children ignoring them, not listening, or pretending to listen and then not following through with what is asked or requested of them. Parenting experts concede that these types of actions, which are so common of teens, are conditioned responses to […]

Balancing Love & Discipline with your Teen

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These days, it seems that children, and especially teenagers, are growing up too fast. The early teen years are an express route to a world of adult decisions and responsibilities, which often results in teens who are undisciplined and out of control. Though some of this can be blamed on the culture and world that […]

Making Changes with Your Teen

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As a parent, you might feel as though all of your time, effort, and money are spent in order to provide your teen with what they need and want. It is not uncommon for parents to provide money, transportation, privileges, and activities for their children, in addition to the required food, clothing, and shelter. Going […]

5 Solutions to Getting Help for Troubled Teens

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Being a parent can be equally difficult and rewarding. One of the difficult parts is that you know you can’t watch your children every moment, and that, inevitably, they’re going to get hurt or upset in a way you can’t immediately understand. When teenagers act up, it can be especially heartbreaking, because you can see […]

How to Respond to Your Defiant Teen

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No matter how happy their upbringing was, and no matter how “cool” of a parent you believe yourself to be, there will come a time when you and your teen will bump heads. How are you supposed to control your teenager without stressing yourself out?  The idea is to learn how to respond to their […]