RSSTeens

Tweens Pre Teens

February 9, 2018

I was a teenage daughter once, and I offer this advice: respect your daughter’s struggle to become an adult while still allowing her to be your little girl. This can be a difficult balancing act, I realize. It doesn’t help that our society today expects the teenage years to be difficult. Of course they are: […]

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Tweens Pre Teens

February 9, 2018

Being a father and having gone through the hardest part of the terrible teens with my daughter, I can offer the following from experience : Always avoid discussing conduct in a negative tone. By using phrases such as “you can’t”, “you won’t”, etc…, you are not only closing the lines of communication, but also laying […]

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Tweens Pre Teens

February 8, 2018

How to deal with a young girl becoming a woman is quite possibly something only a mother could understand and deal with. As the saying goes, “Been there, done that!” And, most of us truly feel like we “don’t want to go there again!” But, if daughters are in the picture, you will go there […]

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Tweens Pre Teens

February 8, 2018

The strength of a mother’s love is one that can never be broken. A mother has the strongest bond to her children that any two people can have. Her children are her life’s blood. I can remember the first time I felt this bond and the helplesness it can create. My 16 year old daughter […]

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Tweens Pre Teens

February 8, 2018

Teens have more money to spend than previous generations and develop spending patterns at a younger age. Teens who learn good money management skills are more likely to become adults who can make sound financial decisions, avoid excessive debt, and manage income and expenses to reach their financial goals. Teens’ attitudes about money are influenced […]

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Tweens Pre Teens

February 8, 2018

Wow, this is a big one, especially with your first daughter, but I have 3 heading this way in quick succession and its a major experience with each of them. First off, step back, take a deep breath and take of your “parent glasses.” See your daughter for who she is at the moment (this […]

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Tweens Pre Teens

February 8, 2018

The most important benefit of extra-curricular activities for teens is to fill idle time. When a teenager has too much empty space in their day, they’ll fill it with whatever they can, and quite often, the outcome is negative. No matter how close you feel you are with your teen, you must understand that they […]

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How to Teach Teens to be Environmentally Conscious

February 8, 2018

It is important for people to be environmentally conscious.  If they learn when they are teens, then they might be more likely to continue to act responsibly with Mother Earth as they grow.  The following are tips on how to teach teens to be environmentally conscious. Use environmentally conscious products at home There are many […]

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Does Competition help or Hurt Young People – Hurt

February 7, 2018

Ancient China has a number of sayings about competition. To name just a few (from memory; not claimed to be direct quotes) …. (1) “Seeking great honor often results in no honor at all”. (2) “The sage seeks only to satisfy the cravings of his belly, and not the insatiable longing of his eyes”. (3) […]

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Tweens Pre Teens

February 7, 2018

What the heck happened to my son? Nothing. He is being a normal teenager that wants to find himself. He is different wearing the dark clothes, dyes his hair different colors of the rainbow, has both ears pierced, skintight jeans, studs and chains… but I would not trade him for anything. He has the kind […]

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