I’m in Boise, Idaho working with Unity Media Group (www.iquestions.com) on a new premarital curriculum. Dennis Mansfield was gracious enough last night to pick me up from the airport at around 12:00 a.m. and take me to his home to crash for the weekend while we work on our project together. Dennis is like a [...]
Exposure to family arguments during adolescence has a lasting impact on an individual’s mental health and functioning as an adult, according to a study published in the March edition of The Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The longitudinal study, led by Simmons School of Social Work Professor Helen Reinherz, shows [...]
DadTalk: How Much Privacy Should Parentâ€™s Grant Kidsâ€™ Digital Life? Scenario: Your 13-year-old daughter comes home from school, runs crying up to her bedroom with cell phone in hand. Do you: 1. Go up and talk to your daughter but donâ€™t ask to see the message on the phone. 2. Demand to see the messages [...]
Eric Erickson, the renowned developmental psychologist, proposed that every stage of life offers a challenge. The last stage — late adulthood — is about reconciling with our past. There are two possible results: The positive outcome is feeling content with the choices of the past, and the negative outcome is having major regrets about one’s [...]
Parenting teens is hard, but not impossible | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press.
PsychCentral suggests, “Parents often have a difficult time letting go of their children. After all, parents spend a significant amount of time raising their children for 12 or 14 years and canâ€™t just wake up one day and say, â€œSure, you can do whatever you want. Have fun!â€ Most parents have invested a lot â€” [...]
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (1.3MB) | Embed Listen and discover the top five conflicts between parents and teenagers – and then learn what to do about them.
Iâ€™ve said it before. Being a mom is the hardest job in the world. It requires a self sacrifice that compares to nothing else. When theyâ€™re babies we do it all for them. We dress them, wash them, feed them. When they get a little older, we watch their every move to protect them from [...]
Don’t jump to conclusions! This post is not about what you think it is. A local paper here in New York had an interesting article today. It was regarding whether or not parents should allow children to sleep in their bed. At one point in the article one parent is quoted as saying that they [...]
Let me set a scene for you. Youâ€™re the mother of 3 children, ages 9, 6 and 4. Youâ€™re the wife of a pastor. Itâ€™s Sunday morning and you are running in several different directions trying to get everyone ready for church. Youâ€™re cooking breakfast, dressing children, attending to your husband and trying to take [...]