One of the greatest things about teenagers is the wonder, passion, and intensity through which they see the world and live their lives. They are curious, thoughtful, and dramatic. For many teens, music becomes a major way to express themselves and feel through their emotions. The love struck teen makes a playlist of love songs. … Continue reading Connect With Your Teen Through Music
Picture this scene: Mom and dad are out of town for a week. In their absence, a good friend is watching their house and their two teenagers kids. Things go smoothly Friday and Saturday night. However, the tides turn! While everyone nestles into bed Sunday evening, 16 year old James is on the phone with … Continue reading Is My Teen’s Behavior Too Risky?
Just recently, I was talking with a 16 year old teen about what it was like to be 16. He said, There is a lot of change at 16. You know it is hard to believe I am almost 17, and that 10 months ago I was just 15....there is a very big difference between … Continue reading Positive Parenting Tips to Build Self Esteem in Teens
Parenting teens is so different than parenting younger children. Parenting young children involves teaching them about the world, giving them boundaries, and keeping them safe. The older they get, the more parents learn about who their child is and what their child needs to grow into adulthood. Home can provides a place where teens can … Continue reading Making a Difference in Your Teen’s Life