Far too often, parents try to skirt over the important issues in life such as alcohol and drugs, growing up, sex and other ‘facts of life,’ by talking around the issues. Unfortunately, this leaves a lot to the imagination for a preteen or teenager.
Allowing your daughter to go on the pill; although painful; could be the answer to allowing her the opportunity to grow up, finish college and live a decent, respectable and abundant life down the road.
Teenagers and tattoos make for a fascinating topic especially among psychologists. They probe into the reasons why teenagers go for tattoos and body piercings so they can make their own fashion statement or simply declare a personal mission.
Dealing with your daughter’s first period can be difficult for you because it comes with the realization that your little girl is in fact growing up. Of course you knew it would happen, but not this quickly.
If we can consider kicking your teenager out to be the punishment, then we have to weigh it against the crime. Knowing full well that we are emotional beings, there is going to be a much more significant emotional impact on the kid than there will be a physical impact on him.
It is probably wise to set early curfews in the beginning. Having them come home around 10pm ensures that they are given freedom but are also expected to be home at a reasonable hour.
Every family is different and although most of us try to talk to our kids about premarital sex and pregnancy few of us seem to be getting it right. With teenage pregnancies on the rise more and more of our daughters have to face becoming parents at a young age.
Typically children with oppositional disorders are diagnosed between the preschool ages and early adolescence. Often the disorder walks hand in hand with a co-existing disorder such as ADDHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, or learning disabilities and depression.
Think about it this way. It is only natural at some point that your daughter is going to show an interest in the opposite sex. Think back to your own childhood and the first boy that you liked.
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