Archive for 'Behavior'

Mood Swings

Mood Swings

When your teen’s moodiness is cause for concern. Mood Swings Mood swings and teens really do go hand-in-hand.  Along with the hormonal fluctuations, teens are trying to figure out who they are and how they fit [...]

When Parents Lose Their Cool

When Parents Lose Their Cool

What to do when you lose your cool and blow up at your kids. Losing Your Cool As parents, we’ve all been there. A discussion with our kids turns into an argument, we blow up, the [...]

Teen Dating

Teen Dating

Why it’s important for parents to have a heart-to-heart with teens before they starts dating. Is your teen beginning to date? Because young people are so unique, when they show interest in dating varies from the [...]

Body Image and Eating Disorders in Teens and Preteens

Body Image and Eating Disorders in Teens and Preteens

In the quest for thinness, has your teen developed an eating disorder? Is your teen or adolescent excessively concerned about her shape and weight? Is she irritable, depressed, or withdrawing from friends? When combined with weight [...]

Happy Teens Become Healthier Adults

Happy Teens Become Healthier Adults

Teenagers who are happy and positive during adolescence are found to have better general health as adults and are less likely to take part in risky behaviours, according to a recent study published in the July [...]

Shy Kids and Socialization

Shy Kids and Socialization

The difference between shyness and social anxiety disorder. Shy Kids Everyone feels shy now and again, but social anxiety disorder requires more consideration because it can affect school performance, lead to depression and low self-confidence. Cynthia [...]

Brain Development

Brain Development

A look at how our children’s brains and thinking change as they grow. Brain Development If you’re the parent of a teen, then you’ve probably noticed how much your teen questions why things are the way [...]

Keeping Adolescents Safe

Keeping Adolescents Safe

What parents need to consider to keep their adolescents safe. Keeping Adolescents Safe Have you had the “big talk” with your preteen or even teen?  Most parents dread the idea of sitting down and discussing the [...]

Dyslexia

Dyslexia

What to do if your child is struggling with learning to read. Children Struggling with Reading Dyslexia is a condition that makes reading difficult.  Letters are often misinterpreted and a child can easily fall behind if [...]

Teen Brain, Teen Mind

Teen Brain, Teen Mind

Let’s get something straight right from the start: Parenting teenagers is a tough business. You want to protect your kids and help them, but you don’t understand them. What goes on in their brains is beyond [...]

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