Your adolescent son has maybe questioned in his own mind what happens to a girl each month that results in a period. He sees feminine hygiene ads, hears girls talking about their periods, and he has probably noticed changes in you during the month. It is unlikely that he will ask about it, but if some information came his way, he would appreciate it.
If you are raising an adolescent son, you might feel like every day is a game of catch me if you can. It seems to be their daily goal to find a way around you as you strive to guide their tumultuous life. [Read more…]
Is it your opinion that if you talk to your adolescent about sexual topics, it might encourage them to try it out? I have heard this argument frequently from parents, but I have a different perspective. [Read more…]
I understand how adolescents can elicit a quick negative reaction from their parents because of their rebellious attitude. When they were younger, a quick reaction by mom or dad was enough to end the conflict. Now that their children are preteens or young teens, those quick reactions usually make the situation worse. [Read more…]
During the adolescent years, around 10 to 11 years old, there is a rapid brain development happening inside the heads of your pre-teen. You remember those precious early years as they were learning to walk and express themselves? This explosive brain development period is very similar, and a lot happens over a short period of time. [Read more…]