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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Work as a Team

by YPI Editors November 12th, 2018| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
It's the day of parent-teacher conferences. You arrive a few minutes early and are waiting in the hallway for your turn. You enter the room calm and ready to chat. (If you didn't do both of these things, be sure to read Tuesday's article filled with helpful hints.)

How to Deal with Teenage Years

by Editorial Team November 7th, 2018| Teens
As your children grow up, you may start to see that they become more aware of their social surroundings and of their peers. As they enter their teenage years, the need to be accepted by their peer's increases while their dependence upon their parents becomes less so. However, while many

8 Tips for Helping Your Kid with Homework

by Editorial Team November 5th, 2018| Elementary, Teens, Tweens
Having children changes the dynamic of your life. You have many more responsibilities and you often find that you end up taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting things from your childhood. One of the things that you’re likely to revisit is homework. In these moments, you may find
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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Basic Guidelines

by YPI Editors November 5th, 2018| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
As November begins, many students are finishing the first quarter of the school year. With this demarcation usually comes parent-teacher conferences. As a parent and a former teacher, I have to admit that these conferences can be stressful for both sides of the table. Parents may enter unsure of what
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Showing Encouragement During the Teen Years

by YPI Editors October 29th, 2018| Communication, Teens
Your teen is inching ever closer to adulthood; how, as a parent, do you show pride and encourage him? For many parents, these years are divided into distinct camps- over-saturation and negligible. Like most things in life the answer is somewhere between the two.

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How to Ensure Your Teen Is Getting the Best Hospital Care

by Editorial Team October 10th, 2018| Teens
When your child is hospitalized, it can feel like the world has ended. Your children are supposed to be invincible. They are supposed to be young and lively and healthy, and most of all they are supposed to outlive you. That’s why, whether your child is in the hospital because
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Morning Routines: Teens Are Hands Off

by YPI Editors September 24th, 2018| Seasonal, Teens
Ok, the title of this article may not be 100% accurate. Young teens may need some guidance in their morning routines, especially when they start high school and have to learn new times for their routine. However, your goal should be for morning routines to become completely teen-owned.

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How to Help Your Teenager Cope with Stress

by Editorial Team August 22nd, 2018| Teens
Adults don’t have the monopoly on stress. For many teenagers, life can be full of stressful situations. After all, there are exams to think about; they might be trying to hold down a part-time job. Peer pressure, learning to cope with romantic relationships for the first time, bullying, problems with
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Back to School Shopping for the College Freshman

by Sam P. August 20th, 2018| Seasonal, Teens
Going into your freshman year of college can be stressful; trust me I know, I'm going through it, too.  The first thing on your mind at all times is cost efficiency and "Will I be able to afford that after I pay my fees?" After fees and tuition are paid

Coping with Teenage Acts of Rebellion

by Editorial Team August 14th, 2018| Teens
Wondering what your kids will be like when they become teenagers is something that is on the minds of most parents even when their children are infants. Of course, in many ways you hope they never do grow up, but remain as the sweet, innocent youngsters you adore so much.

Parenting Teens: How to Provide the Best Care

by Editorial Team August 1st, 2018| Teens
Throughout their teenage years, your children are discovering who they are and experiencing things and feelings for the first time, so it’s essential you are there for them during this testing period of their lives. Providing the best care involves being empathetic, willing to compromise, and setting boundaries to keep
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Do’s and Don’ts for Getting Teens to Listen

by Jane Wangersky July 16th, 2018| Behavior, Teens
While thinking about this article, I wondered if I really knew anything about getting teens to listen. It’s never easy, and even when you manage to do it you’re usually not sure you’ve succeeded -- at least not until much later. But after giving a mandatory safe environment talk to
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