Talking with Your Child
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Six Techniques to Teach Respect
Six Techniques to Teach Respect Everyone wants and needs respect… even our children. Oftentimes parents complain that their children just don’t show respect. Maybe we as parents, need to look at the way we are teaching respect. Teaching respect can be difficult, so why not try being a living example? Research proves that children learn [...]
Spring Break: Safety for Teens
For teens, spring break gets a major renovation around senior year of high school. This transformation takes place primarily because by age 17, most teens have their driver’s license and are ready to hit the road. In preparation for spring break, teens often collaborate and plan overnight trips to nearby destinations. Although it is common [...]
Depression in Young Children
Know the Risks and Signs of Depression Although it is often difficult for parents of children under the age of five to accept, doctors now know it is possible for very young children to suffer from depression. Oftentimes, children who are depressed are thought to be shy, distant, lazy, stubborn, or defiant. Every child has [...]
Tips for Communication With Your Teen
Keep Communication Open Show an interest in your child’s activities by asking open-ended questions that limit one-word answers such as “yes,” “no,” and “fine.” Ask your child, “What did you do in gym class today?” along with comments such as “Tell me about school today” to extend conversations and find out more about his life [...]
Teens and Peer Relationships
Everyone needs to belong and feel connected with others; this need for acceptance, approval, and belonging is especially important during the teen years. Adolescents who feel isolated from family or rejected by friends are more likely to engage in risky behaviors. Peer pressure can impair good judgment and lure a teen away from positive influences [...]
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