Archive for 'Behavior'

Keeping Adolescents Safe During the Teen Years

Keeping Adolescents Safe During the Teen Years

When we think of safety and children, young children come to mind. But teens also face dangers as they become increasingly independent. Keeping our kids safe during the teen years is an important issue. This is [...]

Why Teens Still Need Rules and Limits

Why Teens Still Need Rules and Limits

Believe it or not, that fiery, independent teen still needs and wants a few ground rules. Once children hit the teen years, it’s only natural that they begin to spread their wings. But as teens become [...]

High Risk Behavior and Teens

High Risk Behavior and Teens

Do you have a novelty seeking, high risk teen? Then it’s important for you to encourage safe ways for your teen to test her limits. Is your teen an adventure seeker? High-risk teens are those who [...]

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

Computers & TV in Bedrooms Linked to Children’s Weight and Sleep Problems

A recent study out of the University of Alberta has shown that computers and televisions in children’s bedroom negatively affects their sleep and weight. This research is the first to find a correlation between sleep, diet [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]