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The Needs of Young Mothers
Very young mothers (16-20) find themselves in a new world where much is expected fo them. As mothers, grandmothers, aunts, etc., there is much that we can - and should - offer in support of this new phase of life.
The Power of Patience
Patience is a quality often sought and rarely easily found. Patience is necessary as a parent; however, I often found myself lacking in this department. Perhaps it is not patience that is really needed?
Parents are Important
It seems that our children depend on us for shelter, food, and money, but do they realize our true purpose in their lives? Do we?
The Need for Guidance
Children and teens need lots of guidance in order to gain the tools they need to make safe, sound decisions for their future. While there are many places they can learn their decisio-making skills, the best source of such guidance is parents.
Benefits of the Family Environment
Today's children and teens miss out on many necessary skills and much needed knowledge when they substitute friends for the family environment. What are the pros and cons of each and where should parents stand?
Creating Balance for Family
Parents have to make choices every day. As single parents, we are stretched even thinner than most. How can we find the balance we need to be good parents with all of our other responsibilities?
The Theory of Family
How would you define family? How do today's youth and teens define family? What is the difference between family structure and family theory? Today's teens are exploring the concept of family in ways that differ from previous generations. How can we help them?
Social Networking for Children and Teens
The internet has become many things to the world - a matchmaker, a playground, a shopping mall, and a babysitter, just to name a few. What do we need to consier when we allow our children and teens to spend time on the internet?
When Children Disrespect Themselves
It is hard to expect respect from a child/teen who has no respect for themselves. What should we do, as parents, to teach them how important it is to respect themselves regardless of what their friends say?
Disrespect towards Parents
A lot has changed over the years. While children of the past would never have considered talking back to their parents, children today not only talk back, but feel they have the right to ignore our instructions if they don't like them. What happened?
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