Category: Parenting teens - Part 4

Sobering Facts – Local Teen Drinking

0 We recently attended the annual Town Hall Meeting hosted by CADA (Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse). There was a panel of local experts that included an emergency room doctor, the District Attorney, assistant superintendent, high school teenagers, a UCSB student, Youth Service Specialist and a police officer. It would be nice to think…

Correcting five of the biggest parenting challenges

0 Children dont arrive with instructions for care. Whats more, they are all different, so even if we figure out how to handle certain situations with one of our children, the next one may veer off in a completely different direction. In short, parenting can be challenging. Here are five very common parenting challenges, with…

Teaching Kids Ability & Disability Awareness

3 Parents and teachers can model acceptance and understanding through education and sensitivity. One in five Americans has a disability of one form or another. SPECIAL NEEDS is a broad umbrella underneath which a large array of diagnoses can be wedged. There are many children in our schools with special needs we are not even…

In Time for the Holidays: A Brush Up on Table Manners

0 Now that the days are shorter and the prospect of special holiday dinners loom, kids table manners come into focus. If your family is like mine, summers casual lifestyle with meals eaten outdoors may have allowedahema few weeds to grow in the manners department. My fantasy of a beautiful holiday table my children dressed…

Process for Teens to get a Drivers License

0 My daughters got their drivers permit this year and it was brand new territory for us to navigate. We found tips from the California DMV on the process so we had a better understanding of what order to do things for California since everything is different from state to state. STEP 1 DMV DRIVER…

A Restorative Approach to Repairing Relationships

2 LOVE MEANS HAVING TO SAY MORE THAN IM SORRY by Dr. Jennifer Freed Sometimes saying,Im sorry isnt enough to heal the pain caused by acts of harm like lying, saying hateful things, breaking agreements or excluding friends. All of us will make some of these mistakes at times in our lives, and others will…

Starting a Chore Chart with Your Kids

0 I like to refer to my house as an active tornado. Having three small children there seems to always be constant commotion, and with that commotion comes a constant messy house! I have to admit I have a bad habit of picking up after my kids. I can usually do it faster and more…

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