Archive for 'Development'

When Your Teens Friends Are a Bad Influence

When Your Teens Friends Are a Bad Influence

Are you concerned about your teen’s friends? You may be wondering if the time has come to speak up and express your concerns. Teens & Bad Friends If your teen is getting into a little trouble, [...]

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 [...]

Homesick and Happy

Homesick and Happy

An insightful and powerful look at the magic of summer camp—and why it is so important for children to be away from home…if only for a little while. In an age when it’s the rare child [...]

Empathy and Friendship

Empathy and Friendship

How to help your child learn the skills to be a better friend. Empathy and Friendships Are you concerned that your child is having trouble making or keeping friends? Considering how important friendship is to children, [...]

3 Tips for Vegetarian Teens

3 Tips for Vegetarian Teens

Is your teen turning to a vegan or a vegetarian diet? Then get out some good cookbooks and consider these 3 key steps to a healthy veggie diet. Teens are going through a period when experimentation [...]

Empathetic Teens Handle Stress Better

Empathetic Teens Handle Stress Better

The more empathetic a child is the better they cope with stress.  This is the conclusion of a recent survey of more than 1500 Spanish students between the ages of 12 and 15 years. Researchers found [...]

The Purpose of Allowances

The Purpose of Allowances

The real reasons why we give kids an allowance. Allowances It’s not uncommon for parents to tie children’s allowances to their chores, their homework or even their grades. But Jolene Godfrey, author of Raising Financially Fit [...]

Adolescents and Their Peers

Adolescents and Their Peers

What teenagers can only learn from their friends and peers. Adolescents and Peers As parents it’s tempting to think that we know all there is to know when it comes to our kids. But that’s not [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]