Countless articles and website have addressed how to parent so that teens are ready to leave home and go to college. Even more articles have cautioned you to learn how to do your own laundry, cook, clean up after yourself, and even stick to a budget. While all of these are important and quite necessary, […]
Teenagers can often be heard wondering why their parents are so mean and don’t trust them. Parents can’t help but wonder why their teens seem to lie all the time and can’t do what they’re supposed to do. This dynamic is one that plays out over and over, with no end in sight. Something different […]
Everyone remembers their first love. There is just something about the feelings and memories of that first love that can never be forgotten. Firsts of any kind are often memorable, but there is something uniquely special about your first love. Maybe it’s that it was the first time you ever experienced such strong feelings about […]
More active students do better in school. But now we know something more: more active students are easier to live with. That’s an outcome the parent of every teen would like to see.
Your teen years are a time of exploration and figuring out your own identity. As you try on different personas, styles, and even friends, you will eventually come to figure out exactly who you are. In the meantime, teenagers often struggle to fit in, even though that is likely the single most important thing to […]
She caught me flirting with her friend and broke up with me. I told her it was just a stupid little thing and didn’t mean anything, but she doesn’t seem to believe me. One place to start is by asking your ex-girlfriend to talk with you about what happened. You’ll need to: be a good listener […]
My older brother is 4 years ahead of me. He was popular, got straight As in all honors classes, and he was a varsity football player. The problem is, everybody expects me to be like him, but I’m not. I don’t play football and schoolwork is harder for me. How can I make them stop? It is very, […]
Well, the first thing I want to say is that I’m sorry. Even if this divorce is the “right” thing ultimately, I know it’s hard when it’s happening. It can feel like you are caught in the middle. I hope you have a good friend or support person that you can talk to about it […]