The emotional development of adolescents seems ever more complex in a changing and challenging world. With new ways of communicating with one and another and the ability to remain in close touch with parents, or to "turn parents off," adolescents pose a challenge to themselves and those who care about them. Nonetheless, by the end of the teenage years, most adolescents … [Read more...] about Emotional Development of Adolescents
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With the way technology is advancing, it isn’t surprising to find a large number of kids getting more involved and dependent on the Internet and social media. Although these things can help your kid stay connected and informed, it still isn’t a good idea to expose your kids to these networks without proper guidance. As parents, here are some of the most important things you … [Read more...] about Kids Online Safety: What All Parents Should Know About Social Media
When a teenager, I always swore to myself that I would never be dependent on a man. I was going to have my own, successful career, I would have my own, separate bank account, and if my husband and I had shared finances, I would know everything about them down to the penny. And things did start off that way. When my husband and I got married in our mid-twenties, I was a … [Read more...] about How Did I Turn Into a 1950’s Housewife?
JOY - joi/ noun - a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. When I tell people I don’t find joy in parenting, half the time I am answered with a “hallelujah” and the other times I am totally judged. But see, it’s not that I don’t find parenting enjoyable and in moments joyful, it’s that I don’t feel PURE joy in parenting - at least yet. It is bone-chilling exhausting, … [Read more...] about What If I Don’t Find Pure Joy In Parenting?
For high school seniors, and we parents, April is, as T.S. Eliot wrote, the cruelest month: the time when 17 and 18 year olds find out whether or not they’ve been accepted into college. The news doesn’t come via a fat or thin envelope in your mail slot anymore; now it’s delivered via a click of a computer or iPhone. But the news is no less fraught with tension and great … [Read more...] about College Acceptance and Rejection: What Parents Can Do To Help