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If raising a teenager is causing you heartache, check out these informative articles on how to make the teen years easier for everyone.

Understanding Teenage Behavior

Understanding teenage behavior is a lot like trying to understand Sudoku without the instructions. There are simply too many blank spaces that you don’t know how to fill. Teenagers, for all of their witty charm and endearing attempts at...

Signs Your Teen is on Drugs

According to a survey, most parents miss the warning signs that their teen is using drugs. Until the obvious occurs – such as an arrest or trouble in school, teens have become adept at hiding the truth from their...

Signs my Teenager is Depressed – Warning Signs to Watch For!

Teen angst is not depression. Depression in teenagers can appear to be very similar to the normal moodiness teenagers display. Kids tend to be up one minute and down the next as their hormones race out of control and...

Should Teenagers Be Able to Lock Their Bedroom Door?

The locked bedroom door. This singular piece of housing hardware can cause a great many fights within families. Quite often, the door-locking situation rears its ugly head when a child turns 12 or 13 years old. Suddenly, the door...

Setting Boundaries with Teenagers

Teenagers are these odd combinations of very adult behaviors and often appearances and childlike mentalities that crop up to remind us that they are not quite yet adults. They can present themselves like adults, and often look, smell, conduct...

Pregnancy Before Marriage – Unplanned Pregnancies

Pregnancy before marriage is considered a destructive social ill so the US government has stepped in, determined to curtail this sad phenomenon. The number of births out of wedlock is decreasing gradually - thanks to government and community efforts...

My Teenage Daughter is Pregnant – It’s Not the End of the World

It is something that every parent worries about. Even if you don’t know for sure whether or not your little angel is having sex - chances are she is! I can remember back to my high school days and...

Discovering a Bully in the Household

You’ve probably suspected it for quite some time now. It’s a difficult fact to face and it can even be a scary situation to handle, but the instant you recognize your teenager is bullying people, it is absolutely necessary...

Being Open, Honest and Fair with Your Teenage Daughter

It is really difficult to detect the actual moment that ‘it’ actually starts. Some mothers say it happens with the pre-teens hormones that coincide with menstruation. Others believe it occurs much, much earlier. And regardless of when it commences,...

Alcoholism in Teenagers – Does your Teen have a Drinking Problem

When Your Teenager has a Drinking Problem Teenagers are three times more likely to develop drug and alcohol problems that adults. The combination of normal youthful rebellion, immature coping skills, and family issues can find a young person at the...

Camping with Children – How to make the Holiday Enjoyable

Were you an avid camper back in the B.C. (before children) years of your life? Have you given up your love of the great outdoors since your kids have come along? Do you long for the days when you could pitch a tent, pull fish from the river for...

Disciplining Twins – It’s Not Much Different than Disciplining a Single Child

Twins mean doing everything twice. But one of the bonuses to having twins is that you are able to save a lot of time by combining discipline techniques and discussions into one big family conversation. When you have twins they are always intently aware what their sister or brother...

Letting Your Child Have Sleepovers with School Friends

At some point, it becomes inevitable – your child will be invited to a sleepover. They will come home red faced and excited that they were invited to a schoolmate'’s house for a birthday party, to spend the night. '“Can I go, Can I go?'” The problem is that...

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