Archive for 'Limit Setting'

Are You Too Strict with Your Teen or Preteen?

Are You Too Strict with Your Teen or Preteen?

How many times have you said “no” to your children today? There’s good reason to consider a few alternatives to the word “no”. When it comes to parenting, one of the most overused words in the [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Teens and Limit Setting

Teens and Limit Setting

 A few strategies on teen limit setting. Teens and Limit Setting When it comes to setting limits with our teens, much of our role as parents is to help our teenaged children learn to make intelligent, [...]

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

Emotional Abuse Scars Children for Life

According to a recent report released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, psychological abuse can harm children well into their adult years and lead to emotional, developmental and psychological problems. Emotional abuse and neglect is one [...]

Why Nagging Children Backfires

Why Nagging Children Backfires

How to know if you’re teaching or nagging your kids. Nagging Backfires Most of us have done it, nagged at our children. Maybe we’ve nagged our kids to clean their room, or do their homework. While [...]

The Internet’s Effects on Children

The Internet’s Effects on Children

Just why are kids are so attracted to life online? Effects of Life Online Surveys show that today teens spend an average of 31 hours a week online, from social network sites, to online computer games, [...]

Signs of Computer Addiction

Signs of Computer Addiction

The signs that your child may be addicted to computer games. Computer Addiction While computers are a fact of life in today’s world, they can also cause concern. If children are ignoring everything else from school [...]

Age Appropriate Computer Limits

Age Appropriate Computer Limits

How to set limits when it comes to computer use and kids. Computer Age Limits Spending time on-line is as much a part of life today as was watching TV twenty years ago. And just as [...]