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Family Parenting

Family Parenting

99% of the time family means parenting. No one is born with the full knowledge of how to be a parent, not only that all children are different.

Turning Responsible Children into Troubled Teens

The objective of this article is to help parents individualize their expectations for youngsters in an effort to decrease unnecessary pressure which can lead to acting out in adolescence if not before.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

A Step Toward Preventing Problem Teens/Rearing Children Realistically

Summary: It is impossible to raise children without external pressures. However, we can mitigate these pressures with appropriate expectations, praise, and guidelines. Continue reading

Conversations with Preteens About Sex

The objective of this article is to acquaint readers with the kinds of issues that interest preteens and ways to discuss them.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Conversations with Preteens About Sex

Summary: Many confusions exist for preteens about sex and it is important to straighten them out. In addition, issues of social and emotional adjustment are present. Continue reading

Teach My Children How to Drink?

The objective of this article is to describe a methods for teaching responsible drinking to older adolescence.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Teach My Children How to Drink?!

Summary: Young people who do not abstain from alcohol can be taught to drink responsibly. This relates to their attitudes about alcohol and the way they use it. This article describes how to teach safe drinking. Continue reading

A Step Toward Preventing Problem Teens

The objective of this article is to help parents individualize their expectations for youngsters in an effort to decrease unnecessary pressure which can lead to acting out in adolescence if not before.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

A Step Toward Preventing Problem Teens/Rearing Children Realistically

Summary: It is impossible to raise children without external pressures. However, we can mitigate these pressures with appropriate expectations, praise, and guidelines. Continue reading

Telling the Children When a Pet Dies

The objective of this article is to provide some suggestions for dealing with children in the event of the death of a pet.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Telling the Children When a Pet Dies

Summary: People tend to do more harm than good in their attempts to protect children from many things, including the death of beloved pets. Continue reading

Effects of Working Moms

The objective of this article is to present a discussion of how moms can work and raise healthy children at the same time.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Effects of Working Moms

Summary: I am asked all the time by people with new babies or young children about how having both parents work will affect the child. These are my views. Continue reading

Listening Skills/ Avoiding Troubled Teens

The objective of this article is to help parents develop bonds with their teenagers way before the fact to help prevent troubled adolescents who lack parental connections.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Listening Skills/ Avoiding Troubled Teens

Summary: Listening is the foundation stone of genuine communication. We must become good listeners and confidants of our children if we are to see them safely through adolescence. Continue reading

Dealing With Teens Around Money/Problem Prevention Tactics

The objective of this article is to provide suggestions to parents for dealing with their teens around the subject of money to prevent those teens from becoming problematic later.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Dealing With Teens Around Money/Problem Prevention Tactics

Summary: Money is one of the three big battlegrounds of marriage and is also a prime source of friction between parents and children. Continue reading