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When Fitness Factors Are A Massive Impact On Your Teen’s Depression

The connection between physical fitness and better mental health is becoming common knowledge. But when faced with your teen’s depression, it can be hard to believe something so simple as a lack of physical fitness could really impact your teen to such a great extent. Get Depressed Teens Moving An interesting study specifically examined the […]

How You Can Handle A Spouse That Asserts Too Much Authority On Your Teen

Authority is a tricky thing. As a parent you absolutely have to have it. As a teen they absolutely have to challenge it. Too little causes chaos. Too much causes distrust. Figuring out the balance of authority is a constant challenge in a parent-teen relationship, and it takes work. It can be even more difficult […]

When Your Teen Son’s Violent Behavior Puts Family Members at Risk

Teenage boys can be just as big as adult men are. They also can have just as much power. This can become a problem if they become violent. Since adolescent boys are still trying to figure out how to manage their emotions, they can sometimes lash out at the people around them. While they may […]

How You Can Help Your Addicted Teen With No-Rescue Parenting

During the past 20 years, overprotective parenting has become the norm. It is called helicopter parenting because it describes how parents constantly swoop in to help and save their kids in case of harm. Unfortunately, helicopter parenting has resulted in too many teenagers developing self-esteem issues and failing to develop problem solving and coping skills. […]

Parenting Mistakes Almost Every Parent is Guilty of Making

Despite trying to be the best parent possible to our children, we often mess up. Parenting isn’t easy, and mistakes are part of the job. Many times, mistakes don’t reveal themselves until well after they were made. It’s then too late to do much about them, or you have to work hard to mitigate the […]

5 Confidence Building and Problem Solving Activities Recommended by Professionals

Building self-confidence is important to your child’s success. The biggest challenge in life is overcoming debilitating low self-esteem. Being able to show them how they can boost themselves now will help them well into the future, as they get hit by life’s perils. #1: Positive Traits List Registered play therapist Kim Peterson believes in the […]

Where Did the Village Go That Used to Help Raise Our Children?

There’s an Igbo and Yoruba proverb many people have heard, “It takes a village to raise a child.” The proverb emphasized the need for not only parents to raise a child, but for everyone around that child to help. If you’re a parent of a troubled teen, you’re probably wondering where the village is that […]

12 Mistakes of Modern-day Parenting

Every day is a battle in the life of a parent – either you’re stressed about bills, work, or your relationships. There is a constant need to recharge your batteries so you can keep fighting through the hard parts and make it all work. We can’t figure out how to reduce your hours at work […]

Sending Your Son to a School for Troubled Teen Boys Can Help Him Change His Course

Over 1 million American teens go to juvenile court every year. Approximately 160,000 of those teens are referred to residential placement. One of the most preferred residential placements are therapeutic boarding schools. About Therapeutic Boarding Schools According to Family First Aid, “Therapeutic boarding schools – also known as residential treatment centers – these boarding schools […]

Teen Communication Strategies for The Average Parent

Parenting a teenager can be tough. They’re at the age when they are developing an identity separate from yours, and while they often aren’t self-sufficient yet, they are experimenting with self-sufficiency and testing your boundaries of authority as a result. It can often mean a breakdown in communication and more friction than either one of […]

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