Tips for Taming Teen Clothing Battles

Tips for Taming Teen Clothing Battles

Tips for Taming Teen Clothing Battles
Your teen wants to wear what everyone else is wearing, from their jeans to their expensive shoes. You, on the other hand, have a limited clothing budget. Is it any surprise that teen clothing battles can be one of the...

Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

Teen Behavior: Normal Moodiness or a Warning Sign?

The typical teen is described as moody, tired, irritable, withdrawn and angry. Research shows 11% of teens have a diagnosable depressive disorder and only one in five gets help. So, how can parents tell when their teen is experiencing normal…

Emotionally Supporting Your Soon-to-Be-College Student

Emotionally Supporting Your Soon-to-Be-College Student
Transitioning to college is a huge adjustment, both academically as well as emotionally. For parents, it can be difficult to know how to best help your soon-to-be-college-student during this challenging time, especially when the school is far away from home....

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers

Tips for Parenting Tweenagers
Parenting tweenagers is not for the faint of heart. With each of my children, somewhere between the ages of 9 and 12 they went from wanting to spend time with me and talking my ear off, to basically wanting nothing...

How to Foster a Healthy Body Image in Your Child

How to Foster a Healthy Body Image in Your Child
How parents feel about their physical appearance is one of the most important factors in determining a child's self-image. That's why fostering a healthy body image in your child is so important. Parents who fret about the way they look,...

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful

Family Dinners for the Rest of Us: Making Mealtimes Meaningful
In a 24/7 world, connecting as a family is something we all know we should do but can’t seem to find the time to do. Between parents’ work schedules, sports, dance and homework, many of us live more like roommates...

Tips for Helping Your Child Deal with Cyberbullying

Tips for Helping Your Child Deal with Cyberbullying
"They would post that I was ugly, worthless and other really horrible names. It got to the point where they were telling me I should die or to go kill myself. I tried to stop looking at it, but I...

Tips for Recognizing Signs of Stress in Your Child

Tips for Recognizing Signs of Stress in Your Child

Are you feeling the effects of stress? How about your children? Kids are like sponges for the emotions around them. So when parents are stressed out, kids will sense the stress, too. In addition to stress at home, kids have…

Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

Tips for Talking to Kids About Drugs and Alcohol
It's never too soon to begin talking to kids about drugs and alcohol. Children are being exposed to tobacco, alcohol and other drugs at increasingly younger ages. In 2017, the Monitoring the Future Survey reported that: 10% of 8th graders...

Tips for Talking to Someone You Think is Self-Harming

Tips for Talking to Someone You Think is Self-Harming
The majority of people who self-harm carry great shame regarding their method for managing emotions. Therefore, there are not clear statistics on the prevalence self-harm. However, estimates range from 13-24% of the population. Self-harm typically begins in adolescence and the...