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[28 Dec 2012 | | ]
Parents Are Valuing Life Skills Strategies To Help Raise Their Children

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Listed below are comments from parents that attended a life skills workshop. We will continue to share with you parents perspectives on the values of attending a life skills workshop. We believe that our articles should contain information that reflects the challenges parents are facing with their children, especially parents with teenagers. 
Shawn’s Testimonial

“As a parent, I will work on listening to my children. I will work on yelling less to not at all. It was encouraging hearing suggestions in the …

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[29 Sep 2012 | | ]
Touching the Hearts of Teenagers

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Touching the Hearts of Teenagers
 Listed below is a true story about an interaction I had with teenagers in a Juvenile Detention Center. I had an opportunity to volunteer my time in a Juvenile Detention Center for 22 years. Working with troubled teenagers changed my career.  Now, I am working with parents, teens, teachers and youth workers to provide strategies to connect with teenagers in the 21st century. Listed below is a story taken from my book Behind the Eyes of Juvenile Delinquents. 
How quickly a heart can be touched
I had an …

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[25 Sep 2012 | | ]
Changes Mothers Need to Make to Improve Relationship with Teenagers

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Recently, I wrote an article regarding changes teenagers needed of their father to improve relationship. I thought it would also be interesting to evaluate how teenagers felt about their relationship with their mothers. Mothers are the greatest asset to the family.  I appreciate them greatly because moms bring a wealth of commitment, care and love to the family. Their energy fosters the right kind of family foundation. Every family needs emotional stability in the home. It’s amazing how many mothers multitask …

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[16 Sep 2012 | | ]
Teenagers Journey in Anger Management and Critical Thinking Classes

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As parents, we sometimes fail to recognize the complexity of adolescences lives. Every day many of our youngsters deal with issues we didn’t face as teenagers.  For example, we weren’t apprehensive about our friends posting private information on social media, bullying and epidemic of divorce in society, and traveling to different parents’ homes as result of the divorce. They are subject to different rules which cause conflict within their hearts. The lack of stability in the family is destroying many teens and …

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[11 Sep 2012 | | ]
Parents  Feel  Angry, Betrayed, Disappointed and Hurt When Teenagers Don’t Tell the Truth

TweetShareParents Feel  Angry, Betrayed, Disappointed and Hurt When Teenagers Don’t Tell The Truth
Parenting teenagers can be very challenging sometimes as they seek their independence. Sometimes parents wonder did they received the right baby from the hospital because the child is disconnected from the family. It’s amazing as parents observe their children grow up they wonder what will they become as an adult. The greatest hope is for their teenagers to be protected from emotional scares and the desire for the youngsters to be very successful. Suddenly, a great storm arises …

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[4 Sep 2012 | | ]
Mothers and Fathers Share Reasons Children Don’t Tell Parents the Truth When Teens Are in Trouble

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I wrote a previous article on “Why Children Don’t Tell Parents the Truth When in Trouble “. In the article, I focused on teenagers’ perspectives on the issue of not telling the truth. This article contains parents’ perspectives on adolescents’ wiliness not to speak the truth to their mother and father. During the discussion with the parents, they were very engaged in sharing their thoughts regarding the question listed below:
Why teenagers don’t tell parents the …

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[27 Aug 2012 | | ]
Changes Teenagers Need of Their Father to Improve Relationship

TweetShareHave you ever had the desire for someone to change their negative behavior because it was destroying or damaging the relationship? I am quite sure your answer is probably, yes! As a parent, I have made many mistakes but I always valued our teenagers’ perspective on things. Sometimes we disagreed but we did everything we could to prevent damaging the relationship. My greatest desire was to always respect my adolescents’ opinions.
Video: Stategies for a father to improve relationship with their teenager
Listed below are changes teenagers said they needed of their father …

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[25 Aug 2012 | | ]
Strategies Parents Can Use to Control Attitude and Temper

TweetShareListed below are simple strategies parents can use to control their feelings and emotions when faced with major obstacles.  If you are facing problems in a relationship; such as the workplace or with your children, these simple strategies will work.  Parents, you face many challenges every day whether you are a working mom or a stay at home mom or dad.
Parents, it is very important to understand the magnitude of the daily challenges you face. If you deal with them improperly, you can damage your relationship with your teenager and …

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[23 Aug 2012 | | ]
Teenagers Share Reasons Teenagers Bully

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During a great discussion with teenagers, we talked about the reasons teenagers bully others. I wanted the teenagers’ perspectives because the teenagers had been bullied or bullied someone or new of someone who had been bullied. Please enjoy the teenagers’ responses listed below. The best way to address bullying is to get behind the eyes of teenagers because they have the information in their brain.
 Why does an individual bully others?
Wilson’s perspective:
Because of the simple fact they don’t have something and the other teenager they are picking …

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[19 Aug 2012 | | ]
Challenges Teenagers Are Facing With Their Parents

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I had an excellent opportunity to ask a group of teenagers about challenges they are personally facing with their parents. The teenagers were very opened to responding to the question. I do believe they were honest about their feelings. I hope the information contained within this article will assist everyone in understanding the challenges teenagers are facing with their parents. We need to understand the struggles  teenagers are experiencing in life in order to assist the teenagers in their development. Listed below are their responses:
What …

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[11 Aug 2012 | | ]
Why Children Don’t Tell Parents The Truth When in Trouble

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 During a workshop, parents had a wonderful dialog as to why children don’t tell the truth when they are in trouble. It was amazing to know parents had some ideas to why their children held the truth from them. It’s was easy for parents to share their thoughts in small groups, but it’s not easy to share their feelings when interacting with their children.  Here are several parents’ perspectives as to “Why Children Don’t Tell Parents the Truth When They Are …