Avoiding Power Struggles With Your Teen

Avoiding Power Struggles With Your Teen

It’s natural for your teen to challenge your authority and try to claim more independence. You have a responsibility to teach them to resolve conflicts respectfully and maintain family harmony. If you’re concerned that your teen is breaking your house rules or trying to provoke arguments, there are ways to keep them safe and restore order. Try these tips for transforming power struggles into more positive communications. Steps to Take Yourself: Set priorities. While some rules are essential,...

How to Boost Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

How to Boost Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

Teens are stuck in an in-between world. They're neither children nor adults. They're adjusting to both physical and mental changes, including emotional extremes caused by additional activity in the part of the brain that regulates emotions. Needless to say, for many teens, this is a confusing time!  Along with the normal confusion, teens often suffer from low self-esteem and peer pressure. Females are more prone to self-esteem issues and often get more attention for the problem, but males are...

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