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 […]

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Artist

Although talent may be present at birth, you can nurture your child’s love of art for their maximum benefit. What are some things you can do to encourage and support your budding artist? Here are a few suggestions.

How to Encourage and Support Your Budding Chef

It’s important to encourage and support your budding chef with age appropriate activities and information. How can you encourage them, especially if you aren’t a stellar cook? Here are a few ideas…

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 […]

Want Good Leaders Develop Good Followers

As a parent, you probably want your children to be leaders because leadership is associated with being successful and prosperous. After all, we can’t all be leaders…or can we? You may want to examine your thoughts and beliefs about this. Here’s why. There are pros and cons associated with everything, even when it comes to […]

Help Child Develop Sportsmanship

After having fun and keeping fit, one of the most important reasons to play a sport is to develop good sportsmanship. How can you help your child develop good sportsmanship? Here are a few ideas. Keep in mind that teaching these skills, attitudes, and behaviors takes time, practice, role models – positive and negative as […]

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 […]

Eight Tips for Parents of Risk-Taking Teenagers

Some people think risk taking is normal for teens as a way to learn about themselves and gain their own identity. Unfortunately, some risk taking can be detrimental to your teen’s life including, but not limited to, using drugs, drinking and driving, or having unprotected premarital sex. While teens may be more likely to exhibit […]