Category: Parenting teens - Part 2

Why Bother with Empathy?

1 empathy (n.) the ability to understand and share the feelings of another When very young children watch videos of people getting hurt, pain-related neurons are activated in their brains. Other brain studies find that children between seven and 12 naturally feel empathy for others in pain. Barring brain disease or damage, we all have…

Giving Up Parental Narcissism for Parental Maturity

3 Parents often seek their validation from the wrong source-their children. The pure unconditional love of an infant is so intoxicating that many parents want to experience that transcendental glow for as long as possible. Who wouldnt want to be adored without any discernment or judgement? The tricky part is that in order to be…

Online safety for children, apps that help you prevent cyber dangers

0 There are many articles on cyber safety on the Internet. Nevertheless, there is little information on online safety for children, which should have been covered first of all. According to the recent survey, 56% of children aged 8-12 have a smartphone. They spend approximately 4-7 hours a day online, 80% of the time via…

Getting a Jump on Summer Chores

0 Having the Kids Pitch In Will Make Summer More Fun for Every Member of the Family Schools out and its time for fun! Sounds great, doesnt it? The problem is that fun isnt really possible without some work. Sheets and towels still need to be washed. Meals need to be made. The refrigerator needs…

Bullying: How to help your children with social conflict

0 As parents, one of our greatest struggles is how to help our children with their social problems without being overprotective or missing important signs that our child is being bullied or mistreated. It turns out that this is a long-term endeavor, as we are not just getting our children through a rough patch at…

Foster Parenting Teens

0 Building up Tomorrows Adults By Susan Jones, long time foster mom and life skills supporter For the past 25 years, I have been a Resource Parent to over 100 youth ages 12 through 18 and yes, that has been my choice! Most people who hear these numbers cringe and exclaim that they cant understand…

Hard and Hopeful Lessons

0 Foster kids are often untethered in this world, and only love can bring them into belonging Brooke Cone, foster and adoptive parent Over the last six months, I have been doing Emergency Shelter Foster Care for FCNI in my home, during which time about 13 girls, all but two of them teens, have lived…

Entitlement

2 Raising Resilient and Grateful ChildrenEntitlement. Isnt that such a buzzword these days? Its certainly a word I approach with fear and trembling. The fear that my child would grow up believing that he deserved rather than earned or was blessed. The fear that he would take his opportunities for granted or would lack the…

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