Archive for 'Development'

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

When Friends Take Over

When Friends Take Over

While friendship is important to children, too much time with friends can spell trouble. Kids and Friends While it’s important and natural for children to have friends, when friends become their number one focus, problems can [...]

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 [...]

Road Rage

Road Rage

What every teen driver needs to know about road rage Road Rage Road rage is pretty scary stuff, after all, being behind the wheel of a car in a state of intense anger can turn a [...]