Tag Archives: teenagers

Parenting Teens Is Exhausting

by on September 28, 2021

Beginning at age twelve, a tween (age ten to twelve) develops critical thinking skills. This shift literally transforms a child’s mind from being receptive to others’ opinions into an adult mind that constantly questions opinions and facts. Gone are the days a child just believes what is said. Now begins the journey of conceptualizing, applying,… (more…)

Why Teenagers Can Be Exhausting

by on October 12, 2017

Beginning at age twelve, a tween (age ten to twelve) develops critical thinking skills. This shift literally transforms a child’s mind from being receptive to others’ opinions into an adult mind that constantly questions opinions and facts. Gone are the days a child just believes what is said. Now begins the journey of conceptualizing, applying,… (more…)

The Difference between Obstinate Teenagers vs. Budding Narcissists

by on October 12, 2017

It can be difficult to discern the difference between obstinate teenage behavior and a budding narcissist. After all, narcissism cannot be officially diagnosed until a person reaches the age of eighteen. However, the person needs to have demonstrated narcissistic behavior for a period of five year prior to the actual diagnosis. So how can a… (more…)

The Danger of Emotionally Deaf Parents

by on April 1, 2016

Teenagers are notorious for their emotional mood swings. The extreme reaction of “I love you,” and “I hate you,” (sometimes happening within a few minutes) is enough to drive most parents crazy. To cope, many parents ignore their own emotions in an effort to try to manage their teen. Overtime, this develops into a pattern… (more…)

Parents Beware: 10 Stupid Things Your Kid Might Try Over Summer Break

by on May 31, 2013

Just compiling this list of stupid things your kid might do over summer break was enough to drive me, as a parent, into a massive anxiety attack.  After all, summer break should be about camps, swimming, going to the beach, parks, and hanging out with friends.  Unfortunately the combination of unsupervised kids, the internet and… (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…)

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