At the end of January, I covered 7 communication secrets for parents of teens and received some great feedback from our Social Moms readers. I was talking with a friend yesterday and she asked for similar advice, but this time she needed tips for talking to her elementary-aged child. It's definitely important to start early. If you communicate well with your kids when they're younger, it makes talking with them as teens and young adults quite a bit easier. Changing your communication ... Continue Reading
Learn effective ways to communicate with your younger children.
Learn to communicate with your teen through asking questions, listening, and solving the problem together.
Teenage drinking. It's a subject many parents of teens don't like to think about - or even discuss with their kids. Some parents assume that if they don't have a drinking problem, and don't have any alcohol in their home, their kids will be fine. But, according to a recent study, teenage drinking rarely has anything to do with the parent's drinking habits. So who influences whether our kids will experiment with drinking or not? Their best friends. Samuel Kuperman, from the University of Iowa, ... Continue Reading
Self esteem, responsibility and communication skills can be taught to our children most effectively in a family setting.
Every parent wants their children to grow up into healthy, well adjusted, functioning adults. This is not a result that can be left to chance. There are many ways you can help your children to develop life skills through family interaction that will help them in school and when they leave home. Self esteem, responsibility and communication are three areas that can be fostered in a family setting. Self Esteem Self esteem is essential for a child to reach their full potential. If ... Continue Reading