Need ideas and suggestions for parenting your teen? Topics generally concerning children between 13 and 17 years old (High School Years).

Cyberbullying and Teens – The Basics for Parents

Cyberbullying has increased. To effectively stop cyberbullying, it is important not only to know what it is, but also how it presents itself, and the possible effects. Awareness is the key to preventing any occurrences and ensuring that your children do not become victims. What is considered cyberbullying can vary. Essentially, cyberbullying occurs when a […]

Motivate and Challenge Gifted Children

Gifted children have a great capacity to learn quickly and efficiently. This is almost always a positive quality. The downside to this is that your child may feel bored and unmotivated when they have to keep the slower pace of peers in a group who may take a little longer to grasp the concepts taught. […]

Help Your Gifted Child Succeed in School

Having a gifted child can feel like a big responsibility. You want your child to be able to live up to their full potential, and don’t want to hold them back. Gifted children have some areas that come easily to them. Like all children, however, they each have unique circumstances that can both help and […]

Back to School Tips to Get the Best Buys and Save

It’s time for that yearly journey to get back to school supplies and clothes. With all the great deals offered at the store, you might be tempted to buy clothing to carry your child through to spring. Fight that urge! You’ll just end up spending more money and wind up with clothes that don’t fit […]

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Teacher

Aside from parents, teachers are our children’s most influential role models. Many children admit that they would like to teach when they grow up. The world can always use dedicated teachers, so this is a wonderful and honorable job to encourage in a child who expresses that desire. What can you do to encourage your […]

Solutions for Child’s Procrastination

Procrastination is really just a behavioral symptom of another problem or difficulty. It’s often a sign of fear of failure, fear of success, stubbornness, lack of motivation, lack of interest, or simply not knowing how to go about doing something. If you can recognize the reason for the procrastination, which usually falls into one of […]

Performance-Enhancing Drugs and Your Teen Athlete

Each year there are famous athletes that are paraded across the news for using performance-enhancing drugs. Unfortunately, there are so many young athletes that look up to them. Many follow in their idol’s footsteps and begin using these drugs as well. When it comes to performance-enhancing drugs and your teen athlete, you want to talk […]

Tough Love – Parenting Teens (and Helping Loved Ones)

The term tough love may not be all that familiar these days. Many years ago, the term tough love indicated a need for an individual to exude a stern, firm, and sometimes harsh demeanor toward a loved one. Was this so that the individual could be abusive? Most certainly not – tough love has the […]

Teens: Steroids and Sports

Sports are the lifeblood of most high schools. Parents, students and the athletes themselves get behind their favorite teams. Additionally, talent on the field can translate into scholarship money for students who really need it. But, how good do you have to be? Adult athletes are not the only ones who are affected by the […]

Delegating 101 for Parents

Sometimes it seems like the household chores are never-ending. But before you get too overwhelmed, consider: who said all those chores had to be done by a parent? There are quite a few items on that to-do list that can and should be delegated – as a matter of fact, delegating will help your kids […]