A mom who is raising an adolescent deserves to have a day, like Mother’s Day, to honor her and thank her. This Mother’s Day is for you!
I was sitting next to a 14-year-old boy recently and I noticed that he kept pulling at his shirt so that it covered the front of him. He seemed nervous about something and then I realized, he was preparing for battle with his penis that wanted to become erect without reason. [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…]
“You’re a great kid – you made a bad choice.”
Does this sentiment sound familiar to you? If you are the parent of an adolescent, it’s likely you’ve found yourself uttering that statement in some form or another. [Read more…]