Raising teenagers does present new parenting challenges. This book is helpful in identifying some of the hard things teenagers are going through and what we, as parents, can do to help them.
At Power of Moms, we believe that a stand must be taken on matters of basic human decency and morality. This is an opinion piece that we hope will invite mothers to participate in this very important conversation. Thank you for your support.
Knee surgery forced Alllyson Reynolds to spend an extended time on bed rest. Amazingly, her family survived! And she gained three valuable insights about her family, her time, and her heart.
What mother wouldn’t want her child to be cool and popular? Well, according to a recent study, being part of the “cool” crowd in middle school might not be all it’s cracked up to be by the time those same kids hit their 20’s.
We might believe that we’re encouraging our children to be who and what they want to be, but we probably also assume our children will naturally follow in our footsteps. Is this assumption preventing us from having close, connected relationships with our children?
Joani Geltman’s Survival Guide covers 80 known problems that parents are likely to encounter while raising teenagers. She draws on her large pool of experience to give parents short and effective, valuable, and even fun-loving solutions that will help them understand and communicate better with their teens.
The short answer is, you can’t. But you can influence them. Allyson Reynolds shares five ways to maintain a positive influence on your teenager.
Do you feel this urge to “jump in” whenever your child has an issue with a peer or an adult? Do you sometimes get yourself too involved and then wish you’d just given your child a little space? Join April Perry, Power of Moms Board Member Rachelle Price, and Power of Moms Community Member Danee Davis as they share their experiences and ideas.
Power of Moms Co-Founder, Saren, and her sister, Shawni, who runs the popular blog 71 Toes share what they’re learning about building and maintaining strong relationships with teenagers.
We’re all about looking our children in the eye, validating their feelings, and helping them feel important and heard. While I agree that it’s absolutely vital to acknowledge and validate a child’s feelings, I actually think there are times when the best thing you can do for them is to simply ignore them.
Where should we push and where should we let them choose? April and Saren discuss how to set appropriate expectations of our children regarding behavior, household chores, academic performance, and extracurricular activities.
We all want our children to be happy. But when they perceive that their happiness is intrinsically connected to spending lots of time in front of a screen, what should we do? Join Holly Hamilton-Bleakley for great points inspired by Aristotle.