Parenting Teens

The teen years pose some of the most difficult challenges for families. Teenagers, dealing with hormone changes and an ever-complex world, may feel that no one can understand their feelings, especially parents. As a result, the teen may feel angry, alone and confused while facing complicated issues about identity, peers, sexual behavior, drinking and drugs. […]

Single Parents

Over the past 20 years single-parent families have become even more common than the so-called “nuclear family” consisting of a mother, father and children. Today we see all sorts of single parent families: headed by mothers, headed by fathers, headed by a grandparent raising their grandchildren. Life in a single parent household — though common […]

Communication Tips for Parents

Be available for your children Notice times when your kids are most likely to talk — for example, at bedtime, before dinner, in the car — and be available. Start the conversation; it lets your kids know you care about what’s happening in their lives. Find time each week for a one-on-one activity with each […]