Mark McConville in the Wall Street Journal writes that parenting isn’t over when your children ‘launch’ to college or a job. More and more young adults continue to rely on the support of their parents. The real challenge is how to help them without undermining their independence.
Lydia Denworth’s excellent article synthesizing her book on our kids’ friendships and their neurobiology. Friendship is a more influential force for our kids than most of us realize. Brain research is proving friendships dramatic effects on such things as peer pressure, social buffering and the prevention or exacerbation of stress and mental health disorders.
Successful kids have parents who do these five things according to Christine DesMarais in Inc Magazine.
China has implemented an online video game curfew for minors in order to prevent addiction to gaming and to protect their physical and mental health. Game companies cannot let minors younger than age 18 play on their online game networks between 10:00PM and 8:00AM. What are all these kids supposed to do now? Sleep?
Sightseeing, baseball games, Space Needle, Starbucks, seafood and a Sunday marathon to give us an excuse to miss school and work for a trip to Seattle we’ve always wanted to make.
Unfortunately, these appear to be increasing just as we start a new school year. Understandably, there can be additional stress and anxiety your children and teens could be experiencing about mass shootings. The American Psychological Association released a statement for parents with guidelines. Listening to them more than talking at them, avoiding or minimizing news coverage and helping your child manage their “stinking thinking” (negative, irrational self-talk) are most important. Additionally, Today updated and republished an article from 2015 with guidelines based on your child’s age group.