Surprise: You and your daughter arent speaking the same language!
While the thought of your teen engaging in behavior that could result in the acquisition of an STD is likely enough to keep you up at night, it’s important to realize teens can and do get them. If you believe your teen has engaged in risky behavior, an STD test may be a wise choice. A test for sexually transmitted diseases will prompt immediate treatment and ensure she doesn’t suffer from the ill-effects of the condition in the future.
Technology has transformed our world so thoroughly that our kids cannot imagine life without gadgets. They expect to have access to these devices 24/7, but their expectations aren’t always realistic.
Thanks to the presidential election, the news lately has been full of women’s stories of unwanted sexual attention from men. In response, Canadian writer Kelly Oxford amassed thousands of voluntary accounts of women’s first experiences with assault and harassment. Most took place when the women were minors, and involved trusted coaches, hairdressers, neighbors and caregivers; […]
Son, I know you are busy playing on your phone. I know that show on television is oh so interesting. I know that you’re hungry after a hard day at school. Yes, believe it or not I do understand all of this. But Son, I am so tired of being ignored. At this point I […]
Teen dads are often overlooked in the big picture of teen pregnancy. We often focus on the mom and baby, who need support and help, but we neglect to think about the impact of fatherhood on a teenage boy. Teen fathers are affected by parenthood, too; they need help, advice, encouragement to take responsibility both for the babies they have fathered and for their own education and future.
As parents of young children, in order to survive, we get used to being in charge. We’re on duty 24/7. No matter how how long it’s been since we’ve had sleep, sex, food, or a shower. We put our kids first. In many cases, overparenting starts to feel natural. By the time our kids are […]
I’m always looking for opportunities to stay involved in my son’s educational experience, which has gotten a little trickier since he moved up to middle school. In elementary school, there were more ways for me to feel plugged in to his experience, as well as to engage with teachers and staff. Now there are no […]
Planning parties for teenagers can prove challenging. They need your help to plan and execute the big event, yet they also want their birthday parties to feel special. Make your 14-year-old’s party an event to remember by selecting a theme, activities, foods, entertainment and a location that pleases all parties involved.
Everyone, young and old, can benefit from snacking between meals. This is truer with teens who are in the active stages of their lives. Make sure your teen gets all the proper nutrition by providing something for her to grab to snack on when hunger pangs kick in. Healthy snack foods ensure good health for your teenager.