Archive for 'Teen'

Teens and Rules

Teens and Rules

Why it’s important to still lay down a few ground rules for teens. Teens and Rules When it comes to disciplining teens, it can seem like you’re taking to a brick wall.  Teens are often defiant [...]

Choosing Healthy Foods For Teenagers

Choosing Healthy Foods For Teenagers

Next time you’re out grocery shopping, you may want to make a point of stocking up with healthy, high calorie foods for your teen on the go. It turns out, teens need a lot of food [...]

Divorce and the Holiday Season

Divorce and the Holiday Season

 Ideas on how to balance divorce, children and the holidays. Divorce & Holidays The holiday season can be difficult for children whose parents are divorced.  Usually children spend important holidays like Christmas with one parent one [...]

Why Girls Talk –  and What They’re Really Saying

Why Girls Talk – and What They’re Really Saying

Teenage girls often worry about how others view them, and as a result, they resist expressing their honest feelings for fear of not being accepted. They may continue to talk a lot, but often they express [...]

Teen Development

Teen Development

Challenging the idea that all teens are horrible. Teen Development Many of us have heard people talk about teens negatively and we may have thought it ourselves.  But most teens are hardworking; going to school plus [...]

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting

No Regrets Parenting is a book for busy parents in our busy times. Many parents find the challenges of being all things to all people daunting. How to do it all? How to stay sane while [...]

Dealing with Teen Depression

Dealing with Teen Depression

Is your teen feeling the blues? He may be suffering from depression, a medical condition that requires proper treatment. Is your teen down in the dumps? While it’s true that teens often experience mood swings, depression [...]

Strep/Sore Throats

Strep/Sore Throats

 When does your child’s sore throat need to be seen by a doctor. Sore Throats  Most sore throats are of little concern and they run their course after a day or so. But strep throat can be [...]

The Importance of Family Mealtime

The Importance of Family Mealtime

Sitting down for a family meal provides more than just good nutrition. It can provide real quality time for the entire household. When it comes to our children’s nutrition, we usually think more about what our [...]

Advertisements and Body Image.

Advertisements and Body Image.

The connection between advertisements and a healthy body image. Advertisements and Body Image Imagine if the only humans you ever saw were those in advertising.  You’d swear there’s only one body type out there – slim [...]