So, your teenager has a boyfriend/girlfriend. Valentine’s Day …can sometimes add pressure to a teen relationship. Teen dating shouldn’t be demanding, though. Instead, it should be a fun time when they can get to know many different people. Suggest a group or double date to have fun with more friends.
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Today, every child needs to be prepared for the time when they’ll accidentally be exposed to pornography, which can cause distress and isolation behaviors in children…. “Crash and tell” is a common method to teach. But often, children are ashamed of telling or scared of what will happen, so
I don’t like disciplining my kids. I do it, of course. As parents we need to set limits, boundaries, and teach our kids…. But that doesn’t mean I like it.
That means I say “no” a lot. Or otherwise use a negative phrase when I need to get
Do you date your kids? Sounds like a funny question to some, but in this New Year, my husband and I are making a big effort to have fun and inexpensive dates with our kids!
To create special and memorable moments… with your kids, you do not have to
Play…—Every now and then there are these moments when your child is home from school (be it vacation or sickness) and all his/her friends are away. In cases like this, you are the person that will have to keep your child entertained. Not many parents are used to indulging
The ability to label and understand our emotions and appropriately express our feelings… is an important skill that needs to be learned in childhood. Children are not born with this ability and must be taught how to identify and express their emotions. Emotional literacy is the ability to recognize, understand
When I was growing up, “in the good old days,” exercise was built into my daily play routine…. Here is a common refrain I hear from parents of children who are close to my daughter’s age (who is soon to be 8 years old), “It’s just not the same
As a parent you might have trouble making learning seem fun for your younger kids. If you tailor your child’s learning experience to their interests and present it in entertaining formats, you can usually help your children associate learning with fun. The earlier you start the better, but it is…
I have four kids and their ages very from elementary school age to a senior in high school. With kids of all ages you might think it is difficult to find a service project that we can all participate in and enjoy equally. But in reality, finding a family friendly…
Research shows that when parents play an active role, then their children achieve greater success as learners – regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic background, or the parent’s level of education. Doing STEM activities together as a family encourages kids and adults alike to think about the “whys” and “what ifs”…