Six Tips To Get Your Teen Talking

Have a teenager? Maybe you don’t have one yourself, but you have a niece or nephew who is at this wonderfully tumultuous time in her life. How do you get her talking? While one-word answers might be fine on some days, it is important to get to know what is going...

We’ve Got Trouble – ‘Skins’ Is In

A bomb exploded on MTV, and your teens may have become part of the fallout. The fuse was lit years ago, however. Why didn’t we do anything to disarm this bomb or snip the fuse? All of the signs were there since they were infants, on television, newspapers,...

Parental Guide to Social Networking

A few years ago parents were concerned with the whereabouts of their children at night, now it has changed to whereabouts of their children on the internet at night. Well, it’s not so funny if the security implications are taken into consideration. Social...

Children And Divorce – A Perfect Mismatch

Divorce is a very serious issue and no one likes it. There is no doubt at all that this is the curse for most of the couples. The number of divorce cases in United States is about 40% of the total marriages being registered every year. This shows that the situation is...

Raising A Confident Child

I was musing as to what was the most important thing a parent could teach his child and it occurred to me that it must be confidence because confidence is at the root of success. It is that characteristic that impels someone to reach out and risk new ventures while...

Sibling Rivalry Or Support?

We usually spend more time with our siblings than any other family member. We potentially spend more time on earth with them than any other human. If you think of it that way, you probably want to be nicer to your brother or sister. Seriously, the relationship with...

Is Your Family Dysfunctional?

How does a seemingly normal, modern day family fall apart at the seams? Is it possible that parts of our family history repeat themselves in us? Even though we try to avoid negative situations we witnessed in our parents’ lives, are we doomed to follow suit? We...

Is Your Family Dysfunctional?

How does a seemingly normal, modern day family fall apart at the seams? Is it possible that parts of our family history repeat themselves in us? Even though we try to avoid negative situations we witnessed in our parents’ lives, are we doomed to follow suit? We...