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 […]

Deal with Strong Willed, Determined, Child without Breaking Spirit

Parents of strong willed children have my sympathy and congratulations. Why? Once upon a time, I was one of those smart, willful, independent, children. Then, I grew up and became the parent of a strong willed child. Thank heavens my mother was a good teacher and let me in on her secrets! If you didn’t […]

Bad Feeling Child is Lying – No Proof

Parents have amazing intuition when it comes to their children. We tend to get a little niggling feeling, especially when something is wrong. As much as we’d like to think that we are always on target , we are human and our radar can be off. During these “uncertain” times, deciding what to do can […]

Developing Independent Teens – Picking Your Battles

Living with a teenager can make what was once a peaceful, joy-filled home seem like a battle zone. The inner struggle between childhood and adulthood that is raging inside a teenager often leads to conflicts between parent and child. These may leave either or both parties unable to see and think clearly. Disagreements over things […]

Parenting Teens Who Make Poor Choices

You have imparted all of your words of wisdom on your child over the years. You have shared your personal failures and examples of poor choices – at least the PG-13 version of them – and shown how you grew and learned from them. You have spent every day of your teenager’s life molding, shaping, […]

Stop That Whining

Have you ever been sitting there, minding your own business, trying to relax for a well-deserved millisecond when you heard this high-pitched voice, draw out your name – “Mooooooom!” Nothing can get your attention like a child whining your name. With a pinched look on your face, you may have the urge to slowly face […]

What is ADHD?

ADHD, better known as Attention Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder, is quickly becoming one of the most diagnosed conditions. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) there are nearly 1.6 million cases of ADHD diagnosed every year. The diagnoses doesn’t just affect children, there are more and more adults also being diagnosed with the […]

Keeping Calm with Angry Teenagers

Teenagers are often described as being filled with angst. While this might or might not accurately describe your teenager, your teen may have an issue with anger. What happens when keeping your sanity with angry teenagers doesn’t seem possible? Here are some tips to help you maintain your grip and keep lines of communication with […]

How to Explain Death and Dying to Children

As parents, we are faced with difficult questions more often than we’d like; however, it’s important to address our children’s questions about death with information that is appropriate for their age level and individual needs. If you need help explaining death and dying to children, we have a few ideas for you to consider. Death […]

How Moving Affects Your Children

Over the last 50 years, moving multiple times has become a way of life for people all over the world. Moving isn’t a new concept, of course, but the frequency that we move today is considerably different than it has been in the past. It doesn’t make much difference if you’re moving across town or […]