Tag Archives: Adolescence

10 Reasons to Send Your Child to Summer Camp

by on May 9, 2013

I’ll never forget the first time that my husband and I suggested to our kids that they go away to a summer camp for a week.  As parents, we had discussed the benefits of a good summer camp program and spoke with many of our friends who recommended several camps around the country.  We took… (more…)

Could My Child Become a Violent Shooter?

by on December 20, 2012

Yes, no and maybe.  Remember the Hulk?  A normal looking man who turn into a green monster in a matter of seconds.  As a man he seems kind, understanding, logical, sympathetic, and systematic but given the right opportunity, he becomes unreasonable, angry, aggressive, spontaneous, and violent.  In a very simplistic way, this illustration clearly describes… (more…)

What to Do If Your Teen Rebels

by on August 25, 2012

Rebellion in teens can be secretive or obvious depending on the personality of the teenager and the circumstances.  It can show itself as rebellion against authority, against their peers, or against themselves.  The article titled, “Symptoms of Teenage Rebellion” identifies some of the symptoms and breaks down each category of rebellion separating out normal behavior… (more…)

What is Behind High School or College Senioritis?

by on August 25, 2012

Do you have a senior from high school or college who seems to have shut down and is no longer productive?  Maybe they were productive in the past but now they are procrastinating, their grades are sliding, they don’t care about the things that mattered to them in the past and their tempers seem to… (more…)

Teamwork at its Finest: Lessons Learned from Teens

by on August 24, 2012

Every now and then you get a chance to witness teamwork operating at its finest.  Usually this is found in sophisticated work environments or in places where adults have known one another for a long period of time.  I however have found it at a high school with a group of seniors who have come… (more…)

Parenting the tough stuff

by on August 24, 2012

  If the small stuff like bad test grades, periodic fights with siblings, friendships that come and go, or occasional defiance with food does not faze you as a parent, the tough stuff will.  Sometimes it is a gradual progression, sometimes it comes in waves, and sometimes it hits you all at once.  Whatever the… (more…)

How to Parent a Difficult Child

by on August 24, 2012

You have read the parenting books, implemented the ideas, and tried new techniques but nothing seems to work.  While your other children seem to be responding and benefiting from intentional parenting, one of your children is still not thriving.  In fact, they are getting worse.  Maybe they have been diagnosed with ADD, ADHD, SPD, OCD, ODD, CD… (more…)

How to Know When Your Child Needs Therapy

by on August 24, 2012

When your child struggles for a period of time, have difficulty in school, seems different at home than at school, or acts inconsistently with their personality, therapy designed specifically for children can help them overcome these challenges.  Most children experience difficulties from time to time while growing up.  Some of these challenges are physical (their… (more…)

Child Custody – Don’t Lose Your Kids in the Divorce

by on August 23, 2012

Before you begin reading, let’s discuss what this article does NOT address.  It does not address any legal issues or offer any legal advice or discuss strategies for getting what you want in a divorce.  For that advice, you are better off consulting with an attorney.  Rather the focus of this article is on the… (more…)

Are We There Yet?

by on August 23, 2012

My husband and I just drove from our home in Orlando to the mountains of North Carolina and back in one weekend to drop off our three kids at summer camp.  The kids were overly anxious to spend 2 weeks away from home, responsibilities, chores, each other, random work, and the list of books we… (more…)

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