In this article, you will find a guide on how to adopt the habit of reading regularly as well as a number of book recommendations to get you started.
Achievement comes from within. Even though there are people who teach, motivate, and encourage us in our quest, what we do and what we achieve is up to us. We are in charge of our success. Yet, when it comes to achievement, we’re not all made to do the same things; we are all different.
The adolescent brain is growing and creating new pathways for thoughts. The brain is changing throughout adolescence, with some brain cells being eliminated and other pathways maturing. Stress and diet can play a role in the devolopment of the brain. This article spells out the process.
As our kids turn into teens, it can feel as if the childhood connections we formed with them all but disappeared overnight. And, understandably, many parents grieve that loss. But adolescence isn’t the end of an old relationship — it’s the beginning of a new one.
Teenagers are at one of the most difficult times in their lives, and unfortunately, parents have to deal with the worst of it, but there are things you can do to minimize the damage to your long-term relationship.
When it comes to chitchat, teenagers often have a lot to say. Usually all that's needed is something to spark the conversation. This list provides 120+ conversation starters that are sure to inspire great discussions with the teen in your life!
I've worked with thousands of teens over the last 15 years. Here's one thing you can do for yours.
No, smartphones haven’t “destroyed a generation.” But to address the negative effects of social media on adolescent development, we need to listen to and respect teenagers—not condescend to them.
An examination of eating disorders during adolescence and its potential causes.
I'm not cool by any means, and I wasn't when I was a teenager, but I know these kids.
Why don't some teenagers want to drive yet? How can you help your teen get their license? Do all teens today need a drivers license at all?
Instead of connecting people, the Internet sometimes magnifies personal problems, inequalities, and conflict among youth, causing mood disorders and harmful behavior such as suicide and violence.
Self-absorption, negativity, an inability to plan ahead...these are characteristics of teens that can drive moms and dads nutty. When parents appreciate that their kids' brains are still developing, though, and this behavior is normal, they can relax, stop worrying, and sail through the teen years.
Just as the ship anchor keeps the vessel from drifting into the open seas, so anchor thoughts keep the individual from wandering into unapproved behaviors. Find sample anchor thoughts for teens here.
Since your teenager is embarrassed of you anyway, at least you can have some fun with it. Hike up those Mom jeans, embrace your parental awkwardness, and embarrass your kids. Instructions included!
Concentrate on what's important when talking with teenagers, not things they don't need to know. Common mistakes parents make with their teens.
A parent lets go of her child at several stages of development, allowing the child to grow up and eventually become independent. This can be more difficult for the parent than it is for the child, but here are some ways to make it easier for everyone.
Use the Divergent young adult fiction series to start an ongoing dialog with your teen on values and priorities in life. The books convey powerful messages on belonging and the importance of forging your own identity.
Using a constructive way to deal with conflict resolution will not only serve to bond your family together but will also instill valuable life skills in your child.
For some girls, they may worry about attending a sleepover when it is 'that time of the month.' Here are some tips that will help you focus on the fun and less on your cycle.
I am a mom. And, I know what would convince me to say yes to a later bed time. So I have insider information on how to convince your parents to let you have a later bedtime.
Know if someone is using drugs by learning the typical behaviors and reactions to using drugs.
Explicit adult imagery can all too easily be viewed by children/teens. Therefore a parental “porn talk” as well as a “sex talk” is necessary to help negate its harmful effects.
Here are 20+ examples of what to write in a card to your son or daughter when you send them off to college. Some are heartfelt while others are humorous.
This article explains why it's so common for teens to lack confidence and gives suggestions to boost your self-esteem.
If you are thinking of taking your kid's cell phone away as discipline, or think you may do so in the future, read this first for some advice from a parent who did just that. Believe it or not, your kid may not be the only one relying on his cell phone!
Kids with Asperger’s have a very difficult time having a reciprocal conversation or interaction with people, which makes in very hard to make friends.