Tag: relationships

Quick Post: More Listening, Less Lecturing

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lecturingDo you do more lecturing, or more listening? Recent studies have shown that teens retain about 5% of the information that is “forced” upon them, compared to the 55% they retain from open dialog and communication. (more…)

5 Warning Signs of Teen Dating Violence

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teen dating violenceWith the recent increase in domestic violence #Trending I think that now is a good time to talk a little bit about TeenDV, or teen dating violence. (more…)

How To Stop the Cycle of Abuse

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Cycle of Abuse

The Cycle of Abuse

What is the cycle of abuse? “The cycle of abuse is a socialĀ  theory developed in that tries to explain the patterns of behavior that tend to occur in an abusive relationship. Every relationship and situation is different of course, but usually the cycle of abuse remains at least somewhat consistent. (more…)

7 Helpful Back To School Tips

7TipsSchoolAs the new school year starts here in Arizona I want to share a few tips that I’ve picked up over the years. Some of the tips are safety related, some school & education, and others just general tips. Each one has proven successful more times than not and will help make the transition from Summer Days to School Days a whole lot more bearable. (more…)

The Most Valuable Lessons – Admitting Mistakes

admitting mistakesRecently one of our readers, Jenny, asked me what the single most valuable lesson we could teach our teens was. Now, I don’t know if I can break it down into one or even two specific lessons, but instead I’m going to create a new section of posts titled, “The Most Valuable Lessons” and share them with you. (more…)

Teens: Surviving The Summer

surviving the summerReader Sandy asked if I could touch on summertime and keeping teens out of trouble. I don’t believe that any specific situations cause teens to misbehave or get into trouble. Surviving the summer for teens can be brutal. It’s usually hot, potentially boring, at times unsupervised, and a possibly a recipe for trouble. I’m going to outline a few ways tell make sure that your teen is not just surviving the summer, but excelling every step of the way! (more…)

3 Reasons Why School Becomes Undesirable

school becomes undesirableWhen school becomes undesirable it can lead to many different kinds of challenges. Teens tend to act out and become defeatedĀ  when school becomes a struggle and the idea of quitting on your own terms seems better than failing at something altogether. (more…)

5 Reasons Why Parents Single Out One Child For Abuse

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6 Steps To Positive Parenting Teens/Kids

6StepsToPositiveParentingTeens/KidsI wanted to share my 6 Steps To Positive Parenting Teens/Kids with you guys. Of course these are not hard and fast rules and every situation is different and should be treated so but I think if you implement these simple things into your everyday life things could be a little easier. (more…)

Tantrums, Communication and Sometimes Being Wrong

tantrumKids throw fits. It’s bound to happen sooner or later. How you handle those situations & how you communicate with your kids can set the tone for future tantrums too. (more…)

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