The Toxic Friendship: Frenemies

As parents, we spend a lot of time encouraging our teens to make new friends and cultivate the friendships they have. However, are we examining the types of friendships they have? How about negative relationships that are known as toxic friendships? One such toxic relationship that can exist particularly among teen girls is the so-called… Continue reading The Toxic Friendship: Frenemies

Parenting a Teen with Mental Health Issues

Mental health issues occur in 1 in 5 teens, ages 13-18 according to NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness. As a parent of a teen with mental health issues, you might find some challenges along the way. You are not alone though and we have some helpful advice to get you through these trying times.… Continue reading Parenting a Teen with Mental Health Issues

Bonding Activities for Parents and Teens

There is no denying the natural bond that exists between parents and their children. However, even the strongest relationships may be tested in the adolescent years. You need to remind yourself that part of growing up for your teen is exercising their own independence.  We do have some ideas on how you can continue to… Continue reading Bonding Activities for Parents and Teens

What Your Teenager Needs Most- A Steady Parent

In a book by Lisa Damour, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood, she describes that what teenagers need most is a wall. In other words, no matter what is going on with your teen or in your own life, as a parent, it is important that you are this impenetrable, unwavering,… Continue reading What Your Teenager Needs Most- A Steady Parent

10 Quotes to Inspire You During National Random Acts of Kindness Week

The definition of kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate. Being a truly kind person is an important quality to have. As a parent, you should help instill this quality in your teen. This week has been dedicated as National Random Acts of Kindness Week. Celebrating is a great way to combat… Continue reading 10 Quotes to Inspire You During National Random Acts of Kindness Week

10 Valentine Gift and Project Ideas

It doesn’t matter if you have a date for Valentine’s this year or not. If you are looking for something fun to do for that special someone or your bestie, we have you covered this Valentine’s Day with these 10 fun gift and project ideas from around the web. We can’t have enough sunglasses here… Continue reading 10 Valentine Gift and Project Ideas

What a Healthy Teen Dating Relationship Looks Like

It may come as a surprise to some, but teen dating violence has become all too common during the teenage and young adult years. As stated by the Centers for Disease Control, in the time leading up to their survey, 1 in 10 teenagers had been hit or otherwise intentionally hurt at least once by… Continue reading What a Healthy Teen Dating Relationship Looks Like

Fun Teen Date Night Ideas for the Winter Months

So how many times have you been out on a date for pizza and a movie? Maybe now is the time to change it up. Check out these fresh ideas and go on new adventure your next date night! Go Indoor Rock Climbing– check out AZ on the Rocks and not only have fun but… Continue reading Fun Teen Date Night Ideas for the Winter Months

Impact of Domestic Violence on Teens

The month of October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This is an issue that is widespread and knows no boundaries based on race, social status, gender, or age. The effects of domestic violence can have a lifelong impact for those individuals involved. What is Domestic Violence? According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, “domestic… Continue reading Impact of Domestic Violence on Teens

“My Teen Has No Friends”

Friendships are an important part of the teen years. They help teens develop into adulthood by learning invaluable emotional and social skills. According to the Raising Children Network, having a group of good friends can help build confidence, security and provide a support system for teens. Do you find that your teen has no friends?… Continue reading “My Teen Has No Friends”