Sleep is vital to your teens’ overall well-being, as important as the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the food they eat. It can even help your child eat better and manage the stress of being a teen. Biological sleep patterns shift toward later times for both sleeping and waking during adolescence, meaning it is natural to not be … Read More
Are You Equipping Your Teen to Survive?
Turn on the news and most likely the stories you hear will include school shootings, bullying, sexting, car accidents, burglaries, and/or other types of acts being committed by teenagers. What has our world come to? Are you sending your kids to school with backpacks and tablet covers that are bulletproof? Is your teen having to carry a clear backpack, exposing … Read More
This morning i have read two separate articles on missing teens. Are these children runaways or something much worse? What leads a teen to runaway? No teen is immune to the pressures of growing up or dealing with issues at home. Some teens may become too overwhelmed with problems and may feel like running away is their only way to … Read More
Teens and Discipline
We are all thankful when our child ages out of the toddler tantrums, but the tantrums aren’t over yet. You now have the teen terror and teen mean. The teen years aren’t unlike toddlerhood; your teen will test his boundaries. Adolescents thrive on the balance of caring and positive discipline. Teens have difficulty respecting a parent’s authority. Suggestions on discipline: … Read More