Category: dynamics of adolescence

Six Things Your Teen Needs To Get Back On Track 0

Six Things Your Teen Needs To Get Back On Track

1. Specific correction of where they are off-track.  Giving them generalized or vague feedback about how they are “screwing up,” “disappointing you,” “missing the mark,” etc. is not helpful to your daughter or son. ...

Family Inspiration 0

Family Inspiration

As parents, we should aim to inspire our kids whenever we can.  It isn’t easy.  It takes purposeful effort.  It takes seizing the right moments.  It often takes discipline.  But our kids, from infants...

4 Reasons Teens Need Healthy Physical Affection from Parents 0

4 Reasons Teens Need Healthy Physical Affection from Parents

My own teenage son is currently 14 and getting closer to looking eye to eye with me every day.  (Seems like he’s grown a foot since we took this pic six or seven months...

Three Ways to Help Your Teen Grow Toward Adulthood 0

Three Ways to Help Your Teen Grow Toward Adulthood

As parents who love our kids, our aim is to raise them to become fully capable and responsible adults who will strive to make a positive impact on the world around them.  Right?  And...

Encouraging Kindness in Our Kids 0

Encouraging Kindness in Our Kids

“Evan Almighty” has been one of my family’s favorite movies for quite a while.  If you’ve never seen this heartwarming family film about God (Morgan Freeman) choosing a modern day Noah named Evan Baxter...

Six Ways To Get Your Teen To Listen To You 0

Six Ways To Get Your Teen To Listen To You

Tired of feeling like you’re talking to a brick wall when you try to communicate with your teen?  Ranging from fun to fundamental, here are six different ways to shake up the old routine...

Unplug 0

Unplug

Do you ever just feel like your teen lives a world away from you these days?  Oh, she still sits at the dinner table with you (sometimes).  And he still sleeps in the same...

Parenting with Confidence in a Technolescent World: Part 3 0

Parenting with Confidence in a Technolescent World: Part 3

Now that we have covered some overall dynamics and guidelines regarding parenting your teens in relation to their digital world, let’s take a quick look at some of the major players in the social...

Parenting with Confidence in a Technolescent World: Part 2 0

Parenting with Confidence in a Technolescent World: Part 2

So, picking up where we left off last week… What specific guidelines should we use with preteens and young teens? Utilize parental device checks as needed.  While this does not mean constantly confiscating phones...

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