Posts tagged parenting
Anxiety in Teens and Tweens: Is My Child Anxious? What Next?

Anxiety. It’s something we all feel. In fact, it’s normal to feel anxious.  It’s our body’s way of letting us know that something is unsafe or harmful. It’s our body’s way of revving up our energy supply so that we can run or hide or think quickly on our feet.  But what happens when that anxiety is something that you feel often, like every day? And it can sometimes, or all the time, get in the way of what you or your children want to do? Then, it’s a problem.

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How to Avoid Nagging and Yelling at your Teen: There is a Way!

No parent wants to nag or yell at their kids. But let’s face it, it happens. And when it does, no one feels good – you OR your kids. So how do we parent in a way that’s most effective, all while keeping our cool? We spoke with parenting guru, Amanda Houle, who is the host of the podcast and website, Parenting with a Punch about her philosophy and coaching experience on this topic.

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How to Help Your Tween or Teen Find Balance in an Overscheduled World

As we know, most tweens and teens are overscheduled with juggling activities, sports, homework, jobs and more. On top of this, their social lives become a lot more important, and with the addition of social media, the lure of constantly comparing themselves to others becomes omnipresent. We spoke with Jonathan Wolf, owner and founder of YouTime Coaching for advice on how to best support our kids during a time when they are pulled in multiple directions.

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Preparing for the Expense of Having an Adult Child

As teens prepare to become adults, so do parents need to prepare their own wallets. The cost of having an adult child far outweighs those preschool costs and extra sports activities. Ray FitzGerald, an educator and writer, shares his thoughts about preparing for fully-grown kids.

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Teaching Children About Credit and Savings Should Top Parents’ To-Do List

Teaching your tweens and teens about not only the value of a dollar, but HOW to manage those dollars is essential to their transition into adulthood. In this guest post, Ray FitzGerald provides easy-to-implement tips for parents to teach their children how to save and manage credit.

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Why Raising Your Teenager Means Raising Yourself First as a Parent

When it comes to parenting, most expert advice is targeted on the child, but one parenting expert, Kim Hackett takes a different perspective. In this interview, Kim will discuss her parenting philosophy, Parenting You and why parenting is a self-reflective process starting by looking internally at yourself as a parent.

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These Three Parenting Steps Can Make All The Difference With Your Tween

Developmentally, tweens and adolescents have an increasing desire for autonomy, independence and control. In this guest post, Karen Kraut, MPH, discusses how the Collaborative Problem Solving (CPS) parenting approach taps into your tween’s desire for autonomy, paving the way for a smooth and peaceful relationship with your tween.

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Teach Your Teen Time Management Skills (And Free Yourself from Managing Them!)

Some kids are programmed naturally to time manage—others not so much. Does your teen meet deadlines successfully, achieve goals, and have enough time for self-care? If they haven’t yet achieved these skills, read on for how to guide them through the process and set them up for success in the future.

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8 Essential Tips to Teach your Teen about Money

Now’s the perfect time to teach the next generation how to handle their money. Julie Morgenlender, a Financial Freedom Coach, shares easy practical tips that can help you teach your teen about how to handle and manage money to set them up for their future.

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How to Bring Mindfulness into your Relationship with your Tween or Teen

The practice of mindfulness can help you, as a parent, cultivate a healthy and supportive relationship with your teen. Dr. Matt Hersh, a licensed clinical psychologist, breaks it all down for you.

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"Parents These Days": Setting clear expectations for a responsible, self-starting teenager

Today’s generation of teenagers isn’t known to be the most ambitious bunch, but there are things that we, as parents, can do to prepare them to tackle challenges head on and accept responsibility. High School teacher and mom of 2, Jess Foster, shares tips to raise responsible, self-starting teenagers ready for adulthood.

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How to Help Your Teen Cope with their Anxiety

It can be hard to watch your son or daughter struggle with anxiety. Dr. Kathleen Hart, a licensed psychologist who works with children, teens and young adults who struggle with anxiety and eating disorders, shares her thoughts on how parents can help their teens cope with anxiety.

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