Effective parenting of older teens and young adults requires a rethink of the whole parenting process. Parenting children, pre-teens, and early teens is all about teaching the fundamentals of life. At birth children have no knowledge other than how to cry and scream. In the next twelve to fourteen years parents are the primary teacher […]
Here is another question from a parent and my answer: Question:My husband and I have been married for 25 years and have 4 beautiful children that we love dearly. They are ages 17, 16, 14, and 12. Two girls, and two boys, in that order. Our parenting dilema is not just the about our teen […]
As you probably know already, I am one of the resident experts on the Parenting of Teens section of AllExperts.com. Parents send in their questions and I and several other professionals take turns answering them. The questioner has the option to provide a rated feedback to the answer I wrote. The most recent one that […]
From time to time I write a column answering parents questions about raising their teens. Here is such a Q & A: The Question: I’ve got a 17 yr old son who’s in college studying business systems and computing, he’s enjoying life and is happy. Lately however I’ve become concerned about his choice of […]
I am sure that there are a lot of people who are hearing about gay teens that are committing suicide as a result of not being able to cope with the teasing, taunting, ridicule and bullying (TTRB) that they were subjected to in their schools and neighborhoods, who think that it is any of their concern. They don’t know any gay teens. It’s happening somewhere else and they don’t see any reason why they ought to join a campaign to get their local schools to stop tolerating any form of TTRB. Besides the reasoning that if stopping TTRB would possibly save one life it is worth the effort, I would like to discuss the other result of bullying that effects whole communities when it occurs.
Those parents, who are not on the same page when it comes to having a clear method of how they are going to raise and parent their teens, will be doing their teens a disservice. Teens need to hear a constant message from their parents otherwise they “parent-shop” for the easier, softer way.
I have started a free, monthly Tele-Roundtable discussion for Parents of Teens and Young Adults. It meets on a free (other than a long distance call to Idaho), telephone conference line. Please join me and other concerned parents like yourself the first TUESDAY of the month at 11:15 AM Pacific Coast Time for a free, lively hour […]
The greatest salespeople in the world love resistance sometimes called objections, from their potential customers. They know that when people are questioning the wisdom of making a purchase, they are actively engaged in the sales process and are moving closer to making the buying decision. What these sales people dread are potential customers that are […]
I am often asked by parents whether their teens are addicts or alcoholics. Most of the time I find that they are usually jumping to the conclusion that their kids are one hour from a major overdose before gathering all the facts related to their teens use of mind altering substances. Whole books have been […]
When parents chose to become parents, they make an inviolate covenant with God to be the best parents they can be, through thick and thin until the job is done. Upon making that decision to become parents, either by birthing their child or adopting one, they become what I call God’s designated hitter. At that […]