Tips for Better Communication with your Teens

  Listen more, talk less. How good of a listener are you with your teen? Even when you are right and they are wrong? Listening is the language of love. The easy route is scolding and lecturing but the results are often not the same or as powerful with listening. Sometimes kids just want to … Continue reading Tips for Better Communication with your Teens

Do Students Need to Detach from Social Media?

Teenagers really like their phones and social media. Maybe you've noticed. 😉 Whether it is Instagram, Facebook, or the new "social media app" du jour, teenagers are looking at screens of some type for more than 7 hours daily. That means that for the majority of the time that they are awake, they are peering … Continue reading Do Students Need to Detach from Social Media?

Discussion Questions to Get Your Family Talking

Getting your teenagers talking can be quite a challenge. You’ve probably had a conversation that went something like this: Parent: Did you have a good day? Teen: Yeah. Parent: What did you do? Teen: Nothing. Parent: Did anything exciting happen? Teen: No. Parent: Any plans for the weekend? Teen: Not really. Some of the challenge … Continue reading Discussion Questions to Get Your Family Talking

Talking About “Sexting”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJyHmoSeHog Kids may "sext" to show off or prove their love. How to discuss the consequences. By Caroline Knorr Sexting among teens is, unfortunately, pretty common. Many parents are shocked to hear how casually teens discuss how prevalent it is. And, while experts differ on statistics, a 2009 study conducted by Pew Internet & American Life Project confirms sexting … Continue reading Talking About “Sexting”