Supporting Teenagers-From Adversary to Ally
The teenage years are some of the most turbulent times in a person?s life. It is equally turbulent for the teenagers as well as the parents of these teenagers! This article intends to look at some tips and tricks that parents can utilize in their interactions with their teenage children.
Talking To Your Child About Relationships
As a parent, it may often seem confusing to speak to your teenager about romantic relationships. This article gives a few useful pointers for future discussions.
Parents Being Friends
Parenting could be a tight rope between being parents and friends of our children. Should I be a friend? Will I lose control? Will my kids take advantage of me if I get too close??
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.
When both parents work, sometimes they have no option but to give the child a house key or leave a key with the neighbors. If you are leaving your child alone at home, it is important to take precautions and ensure your child is safe and prepared to handle the responsibility.
Stress Proofing Your Child
If you feel that stress affects only adults and if you have been thinking, "but childhood means being carefree and happy, isn't it?", then think again. In a world of academic pressures and where tough competition exists with the need to perform to one's best, you may be worried about your child's future career and success. While many of these expectations can be motivating, excessive pressure can result in psychological ill-health and lower levels of well-being for children.
TV and Your Child
How many hours does your child spend in front of the TV everyday? Many of us are convinced that our kids (and we ourselves!) cannot live without TV. TV keeps our children entertained and no doubt there are many good programmes on TV that can really be beneficial. But let's take a look at all the things that your child is missing when watching TV.
Exam Time- Stressful Time
Examination times are not only stressful for children, but parents too! If parents really want to help their children, they need to be realistic and balanced in their approach. It would then be imperative to know what factors are counterproductive to performance, and then work towards overcoming them. Here are some tips on helping your kids deal with exams effectively.
Make Holidays Memorable and Fun
You may have started thinking of ways to keep your child entertained, occupied, and out of trouble during summer holidays. Learn how to make holidays more fun and productive for your child.