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The Right Way to Parent Teenagers Today

The Right Way to Parent Teenagers Today

In our modern world parenting difficult teenagers has come to be increasingly hard , specially because they all have smartphones, Ipads, or computers, and this changes their communicating to friends and parents. Parenting teens has been tough because they’re experiencing so many changes themselves, and test the limits time and again.  Letting them go crazy by removing those limits could spell tragedy specially in the technology field, which is their prime means of communication. So here are some ideas on parenting your teenagers in the middle of modern technology… Use Technology to Communicate Teenagers communicate via technology today, so you should talk to them in the language they understand, be it texting, Facebook or chat.  Sitting chatting with them often causes them to clam up! Put Well Defined Limits and Consequences in Place It is important that you put well defined limits or boundaries in place for your teenager. This can include a curfew of 10 PM or a limit of two hours a day on the web. If they step beyond the boundaries, be sure you have well-defined consequences for this, spelled-out clearly from the start. That way, if they do step out of line you employ the consequences and there can be no arguments, screams or tears since they knew about it well in advance. Take Emotion Out of Discipline One of the leading mistakes parents make with difficult teenagers is that they react with emotion to everything that the teen says and does. When you have clearly defined limits and consequences, you can apply these without emotion and quickly take all the screening, cursing and threatening out of the equation. If you’re angry, step back, defuse the emotion within yourself, and apply the consequences. For more great ideas and techniques check out our website and make a ...

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10 Solutions to Teenage Pregnancy You can Share with Your Daughter?

10 Solutions to Teenage Pregnancy You can Share with Your Daughter?

We all realize that teenage pregnancy is a common thing, but are there solutions to teenage pregnancy and motherhood that you can talk to your teenager daughter about? Falling pregnant as a teen is common, especially given the frequency of sexual encounters among teens today.  Statistics suggest that more than 3 out of 10 American girls will fall pregnant by the age of twenty, and given that over half of all teenagers have had sex, this is not a fact that will go away! It is something we need to deal with as parents, so here are a few ideas on solutions to teenage pregnancy that you can share with your daughter… 10 Solutions to Teenage Pregnancy 1. You are Precious. Tell your daughter that she is valuable, a precious gift from God to you, and that she does not have to throw her life away for anybody, or any experience.  She’s smart, pretty and deserves the best in life, so she must not lower herself or cheapen herself.  She is your princess, and she should act like royalty! 2. Take it Slow. In any relationship with a guy, take it slow.  Sex should be nowhere near the agenda in the early stages of a relationship, and certainly not on the first date or two.  You lose nothing going slowly, so take a breath and slow down! 3. Keep Talking. Make sure your daughter can always talk to you about sex and relationships without you going off the deep end!  Be there for her, even if you don’t agree with her decisions.  If you keep lines of communication open, she will turn to you when her heart is broken, but if you condemn her you drive her away! 4. Never be Pressured to do what you Know is Not Right. ...

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Parenting Teenagers for Positive Results as a Single Parent

Parenting Teenagers for Positive Results as a Single Parent

Parenting teenagers for positive results is not as difficult as it sounds.  Staying positive when talking to or even disciplining your teenager can maintain an atmosphere of positiveness in the relationship, and this is a sense the child will take with them as they grow and develop.   As a single parent, your job will probably be more difficult, especially if you are experiencing problems from your ex-partner.  If they set out to undermine your authority with your teen at every opportunity, then you have a far more difficult situation, but still not an impossible one.   Parenting Teenagers Takes Real Commitment   If you are parenting your teen, it is going to take some real commitment on your part.  It is not enough to start setting boundaries and consequences for breaking them, only to give up and quit after a few weeks, or days.  You need to set fair and sensible boundaries, and lay out the consequences of disobedience, making sure that your teenager understands the reasoning behind them.   Then you have to stick to them like glue!   This once again is hard if they visit the ex and have no boundaries in place.  You get to feel that you are the bad cop, and they are the good one.  That you get all the tantrums and anger, but the ex gets to have all the fun.  So how can you overcome this situation and still stay sane and maintain your integrity?   The answer is to stay positive, even when you are disciplining your teen.  The easiest way to do this is to sit down with the child and lay out what the boundaries are, what the consequences they will experience if they transgress.  Do it in consultation with them, so that they know your reasoning ...

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Teenage Mothers Help Restore Faith in Teenagers

Teenage Mothers Help Restore Faith in Teenagers

Most people think that most often teenage mothers help establish the idea that all teenagers are self centered, lazy and useless, but this could not be further from the truth!  Sure, there may be some who fit the image of laziness and selfishness, but there are also those who provide a very positive image, if you have eyes to see it! Which Teenage Mothers Help Restore the Teenage Image? Young mothers are most often single.  They have most often experimented with sex as a teenager, as many teenagers do, and they have fallen pregnant.  They may have been young when they fell pregnant, but they made a decision to have a child and bring up a child and most often they do this recognizing that they will have to commit 20 years of their life to the task.  They also know that there is little in the way of teenage mothers help, so they are taking on a big task These teenage mothers help destroy the stereotype of selfishness and laziness.  While their friends are out there partying, many of these girls forego this and make a commitment to put their child first. On occasions they may get their mom to mind the child and they can still go out, but often they ignore the peer pressure and put their child first.  For a young mother this is hard, and when they decide to commit to their child, they are required to grow up awfully fast. Our image of teenagers varies according to the teens we know.  Your view of teenagers in general will be different if you are an avid churchgoer, verse if you live in a ghetto.  However, seeing teenage mothers as selfish, promiscuous, immature burdens to society is grossly unfair to the girls who are determined to ...

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