Entries Tagged as 'teens'

Parenting kids in the age of the internet

October 27th, 2008 / 3 Comments

I just received a couple of great comments from Joey, a mature 14-year-old with some great insights on parenting. You can see his comments on my post on “Get your kids off the computer without nagging” and “Video game addiction.” Joey’s comments are a great lead into my post today. I was interviewed by Aurelia […]

Hear it from the guys about modesty

June 11th, 2008 / 2 Comments

Have you noticed that It doesn’t come off well when we tell our girls to dress modestly? Yes, we’ve been told we are old-fashion, we are too conservative, we don’t know the current styles, we are out of date, everyone else wears it, etc., etc., etc. Girls basically dress to be attractive to boys, right? […]

Social networking – a teens point of view

February 14th, 2008 / 4 Comments

I am very proud to have Vanessa Van Petten author today’s post. Vanessa is an incredibly mature young lady, the the teen author of the parenting book “You’re Grounded!” She writes a parenting blog from a teen’s perspective to help parents understand what is actually going on in the mind of kid’s today. Vanessa and […]

Keep Communication Open with Our Kids

November 30th, 2007 / 2 Comments

“How do I keep communication open with my teenagers?” Parents often express that their teens are shutting them out of their lives. They talk more to their friends than to their parents. They might even consult with other adults such as their teachers or their friend’s parents. But they hesitate in coming to their own […]

From Teen to Adulthood

November 1st, 2007 / No Comments

“What would you wish your parents would do differently?” I asked this of some 10th and 11th graders in class today. Several of them shouted out, “I wish they wouldn’t be so overprotective.” “I wish they would let me go out more.” “They should let me drive.” I suppose that answer doesn’t surprise me. Every […]