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Teenage parenting advice

​​”Take teenage parenting advice with a pinch of salt.” ​ Have you ever had that heart sinking feeling that you’re not quite on top of things with parenting your teenagers. It suddenly feels like a much higher stakes game than when they were toddlers and young kids. it’s a whole lot closer to the real world now – and you feel that…

Tips for parenting teens

​ Before I start – this is not really tips for parenting teens. It’s more something to think about when you find yourself wondering why teenagers behave so weirdly most of the time. I guess the question this really poses is – when do children stop being children? That’s important because it governs what we we expect from then and…

Are teenagers that bad?

​“Your kids require you most of all to love them for who they are, not to spend your whole time trying to correct them.” – Bill Ayers There are parents who really do see all the great stuff about teenagers. I just love the article below by Lisa Pullen Kent in The Huffington Post. After all – there really are…

Social skills and teens

Welcome to the first post ever in Teenage Parenting Tips.  This article by Daisy Yuas in Scientific American really grabbed my attention because, I have to admit, I have occasionally used some of the same “psychologically controlling tactics” to try and get compliance from my own teenage children. I don’t think I did it all that often because I pretty…