Parenting Adolescents

Solutions and suggestions to understand the challenges and issues your adolescent faces. Be inspired and learn more about your role, puberty and the brain. Articles have you in mind and are chosen from popular blogs, the news sources, and writers, like me, who are experts on tweens and teens.

Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop? Here's How to Quit Worrying
By Jennifer Taitz There isn’t always something negative on the horizon. Ever felt as if
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Always Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop? Here’s How to Quit Worrying

How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms
Here's a great read for parents about how to help their teens through emotional times.
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How to Help Teens Weather Their Emotional Storms

7 Undeniable Characteristics of (most) Middle Schoolers
By Ashley Bohinc I have worked with middle school students in educational, athletic, and ministry
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7 Undeniable Characteristics of (most) Middle Schoolers

Why Our Screens Make Us Less Happy
By Adam Alter What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter
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Why Our Screens Make Us Less Happy

Ten Reasons Middle Schoolers Don’t Need Social Media
by Adrian H. Wood, PhD 1. Social media was not designed for children. A tween’s
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Ten Reasons Middle Schoolers Don’t Need Social Media

3 Myths About Your Teen's Bad Attitude
by Alan Kazdin Does this scenario feel familiar? Marisa is 12-and-a-half years old. She has become
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3 Myths About Your Teen’s Bad Attitude

100 Fun Activities for Bored Teens
By Erin Henry It’s summer, which means you may hear the words “I’m Boooored” coming
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100 Fun Activities for Bored Teens

7 Highly Effective Principles For Parenting Through Middle School & Adolescence
by Heather Moulder Deep breaths ... you've got this. Parenting is one of the most
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7 Highly Effective Principles For Parenting Through Middle School & Adolescence

The Secret to Magic Mornings? Put the Kids to Work
by Justin Coulson Getting breakfast ready and packing lunches for our six kids in time
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The Secret to Magic Mornings? Put the Kids to Work

Providing a Strong Sense of Belonging
by middleearthnj Everyone wants to feel they belong. All humans desire a connection with someone
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Providing a Strong Sense of Belonging

Look Closer - Guest Post
By StopMedicineAbuse Teens are often pressured by their peers to engage in risky behaviors, such
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Look Closer – Guest Post

Parents Of Successful Kids Have These 7 Things In Common, According To Science
By Scott Bender Every parent wants their children to be successful in life. Here are
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Parents Of Successful Kids Have These 7 Things In Common, According To Science

I'm a teacher, not a police officer, and I won't carry a gun in class
by Tyra Damm The list of what I will do for my students — what
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I’m a teacher, not a police officer, and I won’t carry a gun in class

The Promise of Self-Compassion for Stressed-Out Teens
by Rachel Simmons At a lunchtime workshop at Princeton for overscheduled, underslept college students a
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The Promise of Self-Compassion for Stressed-Out Teens

There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.
By Rob Myers There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.
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There’s a Way to Stop Mass Shootings, and You Won’t Like It.

How to Break Up With Your Phone
by Catherine Price The moment I realized I needed to break up with my phone
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How to Break Up With Your Phone

Is There a Link Between Mental Health and Gun Violence?
By Maria Konnikova On Friday, October 24th, during the busy lunch hour in the school
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Is There a Link Between Mental Health and Gun Violence?

Having the awkward talks about online safety could protect our teens down the road
by Tyra Damm A parent’s résumé is ever evolving, and there’s absolutely no way to
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Having the awkward talks about online safety could protect our teens down the road

Are You Divorced with Teenagers? 4 Common Parenting Mistakes to Avoid
by Cathie Ericson Parenting teenagers and divorce are two flashpoints that frequently flare up during
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Are You Divorced with Teenagers? 4 Common Parenting Mistakes to Avoid

Ted Talks - Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation
by Celeste Headlee When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you
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Ted Talks – Celeste Headlee: 10 ways to have a better conversation

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