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.

Communication Guide for Teens

The objective of this article is to empower teens with techniques for dealing with parents and other adults in an effort to help both generations in understanding each other. Hopefully this will help to prevent problem teens.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Communication Guide for Teens

Summary: If you consider yourself on the way to growing up then you need to keep an open mind. Continue reading

Being a Role Model for Teens

The objective of this article is to provide some guidelines for parents who want raise their children in ways that avoid trouble in adolescence.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Being a Role Model for Teens

Summary: research yields that family group activities are prevalent in families experiencing good parent-teen communication. The opposite is true when there is poor communication. Continue reading

Effects of Group Care/Preventing Trouble in the Teens

The purpose of this article is to provide some input into the idea of group care for young children and how it may benefit or hurt these children at a later maturational date.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Effects of Group Care/Preventing Trouble in the Teens

Summary: I am asked all the time in my practice about the idea of group care versus home care with very young children. Continue reading

Harmful Affects of Too Much Pressure on Children

The objective of this article is to identify the risks of too much pressure on children.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Harmful Affects of Too Much Pressure on Children

Summary: Children placed under too much pressure are apt to feel like failures. Placing the bar too high robs children of their need–as with all of us–to feel successful. Continue reading

Identifying Pressures on Early Adolescents

The objective of this article is to help those connected to early adolescents as well as their parents, to understand the stresses for early adolescents in an attempt to ward off trouble.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Identifying Pressures on Early Adolescents

Summary: Adolescence begins earlier and earlier. Puberty and rapid social change make life rocky for our early adolescents. Continue reading

Laying the Groundwork To Avoid Troubled Teens

To provide parents with some guidelines for keeping the connection to their children once they become adolescence.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Laying the Groundwork To Avoid Troubled Teens

Summary: The road to adolescence is paved early. It is important to instill the idea early with children that parents are coaches and guides and can act as help agents rather than punishers as children travel the road to adulthood. Continue reading

Identifying and Treating Teenage Substance Abuse

The objective of this article is to identify signs of teenage substance abuse, to differentiate from adult substance abuse, and to make some treatment suggestions.

By: Susan Adams, M. Ed. 

Identifying and Treating Teenage Substance Abuse

Summary: Teenagers in the United States today experience the realities of adulthood at earlier and earlier ages, often with painful results. Continue reading

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