If you are the parent of a teenager the thought that your child is using drugs will provoke a whole range of emotions: anger, fear, disappointment, and helplessness to name a few. The problem is, amidst the emotional tumult generated by the possibility of living with a drug addict, you have to determine if your […]
How should you respond if your teenager’s behvaiour means you are unable to trust them anymore? This is a problem faced by most parents of teenagers at some point during their child’s adolescence. In the previous post, I discussed how important it is for parents to maintain their teenager’s trust. But trust is a two […]
How many of us would walk into a shop to purchase something without making sure we had a means to pay for it? When you go to buy something you make sure you have the means of providing payment, cash, credit card or some form of credit account with the store in question. Money is […]
The saying goes “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” This is not traditional parenting advice, nor is it perfect parenting advice, but it wouldn’t hurt this generation of teenagers if it got a bit more of an airing. Parenting teenagers with the goal of keeping them happy or preventing them from enduring any form […]
Found this great TED talk from earlier this year. It provides a whole new way of thinking about the value of texting. Take 5 minutes to watch it. Inspiring, challenging and opens up a whole heap of possible conversations.