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If we can manage our own emotions, extend respect, offer appropriate freedom, and maintain intimacy and communication with our teen, they can truly blossom.Article
When Preteens Break Your Video Game Rules
This scenario is an example of a parent's relationship with their son not being strong enough for him to resist breaking their rule. Here's what they can do...Article
Worried about 14 y/o in bad family situation
A 14 year old desperately needs the support of those around him. If Mom doesn't act now, the damage may be too much, and she could lose him forever.Article
Worries about 14 Year Old - Rude, Emotional
Fourteen year old's need to grow into their own person. And they do get more reasonable as they get older, as long as we manage our own emotions.Article
Helping Stepdaughter with Losing Her Birth Mother
How to help stepdaughter when she seems shut off from any emotions connected to the death of her birth mom.Article
How to raise responsible kids?
Kids who have to fight to assert their individuality and independence keep fighting later in life, even when it's not appropriate.Article
Is it Normal for Preteen to Snuggle with Mom?
Wanting five minutes of cuddling with her mom at bedtime, even into her preteen and teen years, is completely fine (and even something to be treasured).Article
My husband (their Stepdad) hates my kids
Children respond to the messages they receive from the adults around them. If they get negative messages, the child will live up -- or down -- to those messages.Article
Preteen Girls: Weight and Healthy Body Image
Every parent of a preteen girl should read these 11 great suggestions for ensuring they develop healthy habits for staying fit without harming their self-esteem.Article
Should kids listen to the other Dr. Laura's radio show?
If you are listening to it with them and are there to discuss the show, it could be an opportunity for a wonderful discussion.