Tag - parenting

Back to school is the often the craziest and most hectic time of the year. This is true for both students and parents. There are many reasons for this. There are new classes to adjust to, sports programs kicking up, and logistics to work out. Once things settle into a routine sometimes they become much easier and manageable. Below are some...

 There is a youth sub-culture, defined not only by its systematic hostility to dominant culture, but also by its emotional manifestation of seldom expression. Today’s culture and social environments are riddled with countless negative agents. Amongst these agents are things like bullying, school stress, sex, peer pressure, family issues -- the...

The most important factor we need to concern ourselves with when working with teens is our ability to establish trust. Failure to establish trust between ourselves and a teen places a limit right away on how influential or helpful we can be. We want to ask all the questions buzzing around in our brain, or voice all of the concerns we may have,...

Teaching young people the value of money is one of the hardest, but most important things a parent or teacher will ever have to do. I have found that teens tend to make the same mistakes when it comes to their personal finances almost universally. And so, I will attempt to address a few of those common issues below and offer a solution, if...

I am very excited to have partnered with Vanessa Van Petten for guest authoring!

Vanessa Van Petten travels the country speaking to all types of groups about family relationships, teen lifestyles, advertising to Net-Generation and many other issues pertaining to Gen Y. She also gives keynote and inspirational speeches. Her website

What does a 17-yr old have to say about parenting strategies? Quite a bit actually. Parents raise their children in various ways, some arguably more effective than others, I see the results from my fellow teen’s perspective. I don’t have any hesitation in stating my opinions on mistakes that parents commonly make. It is more important today...

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