Today's precocious preteens often shock parents when they begin to act like teenagers. They’ll astonish you with their ability to conceptualize, to argue brilliantly, and then to do foolish things.
The Middle School years are a time of magical blossoming, but like all huge transitions in our kids' lives, they’re filled with ups and downs.
Isn't your goal to help your child feel good and act better?
Even if you could hover over your child and help him navigate every obstacle, it wouldn't be good for him.
The tween years are the critical time for kids to develop their own judgment and learn to draw on their own internal resources.
American businessman Brian Chandler has a perfect life with a great job and beautiful fiancee.
When his boss, renegade coffee mogul Calvert Jenkins sends him to Thailand to inspect a crop for purchase, Brian meets Ticha, a beautiful Bangkok executive who has long-since given up on the prospects of finding love.
At the urging of her old village and her coffee farmer parents, Ticha brings Brian to the coffee fields of Southern Krabi, with the hopes that Brian will purchase coffee there.
The only problem with this plan is that Brian and Ticha absolutely can not stand to be around each other.
Not only is Bullying pervasive, it has become increasingly dangerous, so that children are committing suicide or being beaten to death by their bulliers. The good news is that bullying is preventable, and you can bully-proof your child -- and keep him from becoming a bully.
In this culture, with its emphasis on thinness and junk food consumption, 23% of girls and 6% of boys have eating disorders.
Ten tips for practicing positive parenting at your house.
If you're wondering whether that's a good idea, the short answer is that punishment undermines your relationship with your child, makes kids feel worse about themselves (which makes them act worse) and sabotages your child's development of self-discipline.
Over the years, my teens have developed these rules for themselves.