Friday, September 27, 2013

When Parenting Styles Collide

Parenting teens is hard enough when parents agree on how a child should be parented; and even tougher when parenting styles collide. And the one place that parents should be especially concerned about not allowing confusion is in their own home. Confusion flourishes and relationships flounder when parents can't get their parenting styles to compliment one another, during a time when a teen needs the cohesive and focused team approach by Mom and Dad, whether living in the same house or not.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dealing with Teen Anger

Dealing with your Teen's Anger can be over whelming. Here is an article that may help guide you to some happier resolutions between you and your teen.
Anger in your teenager can take on many faces. It can be a seething anger kept quietly below the surface, or a tidal wave unleashed on everyone around them. Anger can manifest itself in a covert refusal to comply with your household rules or wishes, or it can lead your teenager to outwardly undermine their own future or even strike out in violence.

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Curing The Selfish Brat

Teen Brat
Mom and Dad, don't look now, but there could be a monster in your home. This beast's objective is to infiltrate your life, gain control, and rule your family with sarcasm and an iron fist. Now, you may not recognize this monster at first. That's because this fiendish terror disguises itself, using your teen as its innocent host. The scientific name of this monster isBratticus Narcissitcus; but in the vernacular, it's simply called, "a selfish brat." And it can wreak untold damage on your home and your family.

Tough Guys & Drama Queens Teen Seminar don't let your child's teen years blindside you

Troubled Teen Seminar with Mark Gregston Heartlight Ministries- Tough Guys & Drama Queens

Plan to attend the Tough Guys & Drama Queens seminar, led by teen expert, Mark Gregston. The event will be held on Sunday afternoon, October 6th from 3:30 to 6:30 at Woodcreek Church, located at 3400 E. Renner Road, in Richardson, Texas.

Mark will share his insights and observations gathered from over 38 years of experience in dealing with teens and parents. His national radio program, Parenting Today's Teens, is heard on over 1,500 radio outlets. His wit, humor, and biblical approach to helping parents insure that his seminars are full of laughter and practical applications that appeal to all audiences.

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Monday, September 16, 2013

How far is to far to go?

How far is too far when helping a still traumatized teen child abuse survivor? How far is too far in reaching out to catch a young man aging out of foster care that is not prepared to care for himself? We have heard the cliche statements like "Pay it Forward" and, "What Would Jesus Do?" Constant trauma from severe abuse was never addressed and they are years behind in school. We ask, how does an 18 year old get a job and begin caring for themselves alone under such emotional strain? They don't, not without direct long term help.

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Child Marriage a Form of Sex Trafficking, or Exploitation?

Child Marriages
Child marriage, defined as a formal marriage or informal union before age 18.  Child marriage affects both girls and boys, girls are disproportionately the most affected; child marriages are occuring both In low- and middle-income countries,pregnancy and childbirth complications are the leading cause of death for girls ages 15 to 19. Girls who marry early also rarely finish school, often setting them back for life.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Parenting with Worry VS Parenting with Wisdom

From the moment the doctor places that sweet, newborn baby in our arms, we parents start to worry. The dangers we never considered before starting a family now become monumental. So we spend a weekend baby-proofing the house with complex locks and latches. When our kid gets the sniffles, we assume it is some rare Zebra Flu, and rush them to the doctor. When they go skateboarding, we fit them with pads and helmets, and cover them in bubble-wrap, just in case. And when our kids rush into the door waving that driver's license, all moms and dads can think about are the many ways their precious kid can be injured inside that two-ton metal death trap we call "cars." Let's not sugarcoat it-parents worry about their kids!

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Someone to Look Up To

Who are the worst role models for teens right now?
One website recently asked around 2,500 parents that exact question. For girls, moms and dads claimed that Miley Cyrus was the worst role model for teen girls, followed closely by Lindsay Lohan, Kim Kardashian, Amanda Bynes, and Rihanna. On the boy's side, parents shared that Chris Brown was the worst role model for their young men. The list also included Kayne West, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, and Charlie Sheen.