The Changing Reputation of Parents With Their Adolescent

It can be hard for parents to lose their positive reputation with the child to the more negative reputation with the adolescent.

Adolescence and the Parental Brain Trust

It can strengthen adolescent capacity to cope to have open access to what, by living longer, parents have come to know.

Adolescence and Speed of Life

The demands of adolescence become more numerous as one grows because one must get up to speed to cope with the increased complexity of life.

Identity Experimentation in Early and Mid Adolescence

Adolescence is partly about experimentation with self-definition to try out and find out what identity truly fits.

Conducting Conflict with Your Adolescent

The curriculum of family life teaches the adolescent how to manage significant relationships. Learning how to conduct conflict constructively is one important skill for later on.

The Complexity of Parental Questions for Adolescents

When it comes to asking the teenager questions, the intention of the parent can be quite different than the interpretation of the adolescent. So, proceed with care.

Adolescence and the Power of Personal Challenge

When it comes to facing and creating challenges growing up, a young person never knows all they can do until they try.

Early Adolescence, Loss of Confidence, and Fears of Trying

Confidence motivates trying. Most early adolescents leave some confidence behind when they separate from childhood, and now they have some building back up of themselves to do.

Helping Your Adolescent Manage Increased Emotional Intensity

An important avenue of self-management education in adolescence is learning how to manage emotions so that they serve the teenager well, and not badly. Parents can be of help.

How the End of Adolescence (18 - 23) Can Feel Overwhelming

The transition from the last stage of adolescence, Trial Independence, into young adulthood is fraught with challenges. Parents who understand why and what to do can be of help.

Detachment and Diversity Parenting Your Adolescent

For the adolescent to grow to a responsible independence and develop a uniquely fitting identity, some separation and differentiation from parents is required.

Avoiding Adverse Emotional Responses to Your Adolescent

Emotions are good informants, but can be bad advisors, so parents need to consult their judgment when dealing with adolescent changes.

Managing 3 R's of the Parent/Adolescent Relationship

Learning how to manage the working compromise of their relationship with parents can help the teenager in managing significant relationships later on.

Why Adolescents Can Become Harder to Teach Than Children

Understanding possible causes of student distraction and disaffection may help teachers of adolescents better appreciate the challenge of their job.

Negotiating Incompatible Differences with Your Adolescent

Incompatibilities between parent and child increase with adolescence, so it behooves parents to recognize the kind of difference in play and handle it with sensitivity.

Risks of Boredom through the Adolescent Stages

Passing boredom is a dissatisfying part of adolescent life that can beget constructive changes. When boredom is protracted, however, seeking relief can result in harmful choices

Talking with High School Students about Communication

Talk about communication of the un-spoken and spoken kinds, view communication as data sharing, discuss primary information needs, and suggest sex differences that may occur

Adolescence and Problems of Parental Over-giving

Many of the old interpersonal rewards that parents enjoyed in their relationship with their child diminish once the little girl or boy transforms into an adolescent.

The Dual Citizenship of Today's Adolescents

Older adolescents who have grown up since birth as citizens of both offline and online worlds have to keep these twin realities adequately separated, integrated, and balanced.

When Parents Name-call Their Adolescent

When parents get upset with their adolescent, they can be tempted to use hurtful labelling to express their discontent. When this occurs, damage can be done to the relationship.

Some Parenting Practices With Your Adolescent to Consider

The approaches parents use to stay meaningfully and influentially connected to their adolescent are numerous, and necessarily so in a relationship that never stops growing in complexity.

How Parental Divorce Can Impact Adolescence Now and Later

Although parents wish divorce was only about the adults, children and adolescents are always affected.

When Your College Freshman Gets Homesick

That first step in the last stage of adolescence, Trial Independence (18-13), moving out from home for job or college, can be harder to take than the young person anticipated. The separation feels hard because the familiarity and comforts of home are sincerely missed.

"Is Adolescence Really Necessary?"

In their disenchantment with some early adolescent changes in their child, parents wonder if this transformation really need be? The answer is: Yes, so the process of redefinition for growing up can get underway.

How Boredom Can Afflict the End of Adolescence

When it comes to leading a more independent path through life at the end of adolescence, finding a working interest to like and taking an active interest in work one doesn't like can both be hard to do.

How Detachment from Childhood Begets Adolescent Boredom

Just because early adolescent boredom is common, doesn't make it okay. Parents need to keep a mindful eye on how long it lasts, how the young person is coping with it, and what they might do to help.

When Parents and Adolescent Get Stuck in a Hard Place

One trap for parents and teenager when in a hard place with each other is to think hard thoughts and feel hard feelings. By doing so, matters get worse. To make them better it helps to violate negative predictions and disempower feelings from influencing decisions.

How Detachment Changes Both Adolescent and Parents

Adolescence alters the child, the parent in response, and the relationship between them. Adolescence changes everyone.

Adolescence and the Allure of the Internet

Today's parents must raise children in two worlds, offline and online, and for adolescents freedom on the Internet has a powerful allure.

Keeping Adolescents Mindful of Parental Needs

For parents who want their teenager to act mindful of their needs, training in this relatedness needs to start in childhood (when it is mostly welcome) and not put off to adolescence (when it is mostly not.)

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