15 Way to Bond With Your Teenager

Many parents find themselves struggling to connect with their teens. The life of a teen is busy; filled with school, sports and friends. Teens often become disconnected from their family units as their focus shifts more towards their friends and activities. Remember, this is totally normal teenage behavior. When this

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Vaping: Shatter the Myths

Vaping: Shatter the Myths Many people thought that vaping, also known as e-cigarettes, would be the safest thing since sliced bread. Well, we know that sliced bread isn’t always so healthy, and neither is vaping. Your teen will likely try to convince you that vaping is the healthiest thing he

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Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression

Parenting is hard work. Although you may have barely survived your child’s toddlerhood or middle-school angst, the teen years are a new experience altogether. As a teenager, your child might be perfectly good-natured one day and moody, rebellious, or self-centered the next.  With the teen years bringing increased societal pressures

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7 Stress Coping Skills for Effective Parenting

“What have you done for yourself today?”  Family and friends may mean well when they ask you that, but as a parent, it’s tough to find ways to destress while parenting. It’s especially difficult if you’re trying to be an effective parent to a teen who’s navigating his or her

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Blended Family Problems: Knowing How to Persevere

“When I look back at the pictures of our blended family the day Vince and I married, he and I are smiling, and all the children are frowning.” – Amy Grant In the 21st century, a “blended” family is a common situation. The struggles and culture of two different families

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