Talking to your Teen About Self-Harm
A situation where one's child is harming oneself is the last thing a parent is prepared to face. This can be especially confusing when the child continues to self-harm but says that there are no thoughts of ending one's life. This article will help you understand what Self-Harm is and tell you how you can talk to your teenager about the same.
Resolving Parent-Teen Conflict
When you consider what is going on during adolescence, a certain amount of squabbling and argument isn't surprising. Arguments often arise out of a clash of roles. As they mature, your teenager's job is to gain greater independence from you. Your job is to protect your teenager as much as possible as he or she exercises more freedom and acts more autonomously.
Prepare Your Child for the Teens
Teenagers. Even the word is enough to strike terror in a parent's heart! If you've watched other parents with their teenage children or you have an older teenager yourself, you know this can be a very trying period for you and your child. There are a lot of adjustments to be made and anxieties to face, but you can also look forward to exciting changes in your child's development. This is where the Boy Scouts' motto "be prepared" can really help.
Teaching Children to Handle Failure
Failure is something that none of us are comfortable with and if it were possible, we would very likely banish from this world! But that again depends on what our conditioning and beliefs are about failure. What did the significant adults in our lives teach us about success and failure or how did they handle failure? Herein lie vital clues about our own belief systems, the influence this has on our take on the matter and how we talk to our children about failure.
Body Changes in Adolescent Boys
Changes for a boy during puberty are less defined. However, there are signs and changes that we need to prepare our sons for. In this articles we explain the changes to help you as parents to talk about it with your sons.
Handling Your Teenager
When children reach their teens, it is essential that parents adjust their parenting style to give their child the space she/he needs to become an independent individual along with disciplining them. This article helps you get a better idea of how to strike this balance.
What Not to Say to Kids
This article helps parents to introspect and look at patterns in their communication styles with their children and thereby enhance the parent child relationship.
I Loved You Enough
This is a poem that can strike a chord in the hearts of parents of teens. It describes the sentiments parents experience and can be shared with your teenager to help them understand you as a parent.
When Your Child Leaves Home for College
As a parent you want your child to do well and you are proud when they get a seat in a college they desire. Yet, most parents would agree that a part of them secretly wants their child to never leave home. You want to protect your child from hurt, failure and the various bumps on the road to adulthood.