Your child comes home from school and makes a beeline for their computer. Your child is so engrossed in whatever it is he or she is doing online that you’ll be lucky if they even look up once you leave the room. He (and millions of other kids) is hopelessly hooked on modern technology. Here’s how to handle the situation. [Read more…]
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‘Mommy, I’m bored! There’s nothing to do!’ your child whines. The next time your child complains that his day is dull, give these boredom-busters a shot. [Read more…]
While your teen will probably be going to driver’s ed, you can (and should) teach him about some driving rules and etiquette. Even if you’re not a certified driving instructor, chances are you’re a better role model of safe and responsible driving than your teen’s friends.We help you jumpstart the process with some simple tips. [Read more…]
Teens really need to learn how to do deal with conflict — an important life skill — so let these arguments be their “training ground” for real life relationships. Don’t interfere or meddle. Just be a referee, in the sense that you help them calm down and set ground rules.
For example, if they’re fighting over who gets the car this Saturday, you can help them work out a schedule and brainstorm on ways to avoid this kind of conflict. “What can you do in the future so this doesn’t happen again?”