Tag Archives: teenagers

Study suggests your arguments have lasting effect on teenagers

25 Mar

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 […]

How Much Privacy Should Parent’s Grant Kids’ Digital Life?

29 Jan

DadTalk: How Much Privacy Should Parent’s Grant Kids’ 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 don’t ask to see the message on the phone. 2. Demand to see the messages […]

Parenting Tips

19 Nov

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 […]

A Mother's Love

14 May

I’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 they’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 […]

How big is your bed?

01 Mar

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 […]

A message for weary mothers: continue on

08 Nov

Let me set a scene for you. You’re the mother of 3 children, ages 9, 6 and 4. You’re the wife of a pastor. It’s Sunday morning and you are running in several different directions trying to get everyone ready for church. You’re cooking breakfast, dressing children, attending to your husband and trying to take […]