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.

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

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