Archive for 'Development'

Teens and Limits

Teens and Limits

Why it’s important to teach our teens to negotiate and problem solve. Teens and Limits When it comes to setting limits with teens, our best bet as parents is to negotiate the rules.  Why?  Because by [...]

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 [...]

Teen Driving

Teen Driving

How teaching our teens to drive can bring us closer to our kids. Teen Driving If there is one thing most teens long to do, it’s learn to drive. And since learning to drive requires the [...]

Boys & Activities

Boys & Activities

Tuning into your sons’ passions and interests Boys and Activities Does it seem like your son has few interests, outside of a maybe few computer or video games ?  Well, possibly it’s that he hasn’t yet [...]

Communications and Boys

Communications and Boys

Why your son needs to polish his communication skills. Communication and Boys Years ago it was common for men to work the land, trap, hunt or be the lonesome cowboy.  All these jobs had something in [...]

Boys & Body Image

Boys & Body Image

Why it’s important to talk about body image with our sons. Boys and Body Image At one time, the media’s portrayal of the perfect body was only a concern for girls.   Today, even boys are inundated [...]

Tweens & TV

Tweens & TV

Why it’s important to make TV time, family time. Tweens & TV With so many television channels to choose from, it’s difficult to keep tabs on what our tweens are watching. That’s concerning, because a lot [...]

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 [...]