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Archive for the ‘ Age Related Challenges ’ Category

Are You Parenting Adult Children Living At Home Getting Ready To Leave The Nest Or Finding Yourself Parenting Adult Children Living At Home Again?

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When your youngest child turned 18, you thought you were done raising children. Although your 18 year old has gone away to college, your 19 year old tried going away to college last year, got home-sick and decided to come back home to go to the community college. Another child has been having a hard time. He lost his job and has moved back in with you as well. So now you find yourself parenting adult children living at home again. You thought this was going to be a time to relax and have less worries. Instead, you are still staying up at night wondering when your children will be in. Sometimes... (Read More ...)

Whether Parenting Adult Children Living At Home Again Or Living On Their Own, How Can Parents And Adult Children Work Out Problems Respectfully?

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African-American Relationships> Your children have entered adulthood. You thought they were old enough to make decisions for themselves. But when you see poor decisions being made, you feel like stepping in to give advice and help them make better choices. When you try to tell them what they need to do or give suggestions on how to solve a problem responsibly, you wind up arguing, yelling and getting into power struggles. Eventually you get so tired of pleading and arguing that you either give up or give in. Why does parenting adult children seem so difficult? Follow These Easy Steps To Work... (Read More ...)

Will Having A Teen Driving Contract Agreement Reduce Teenage Driving Statistics Due To Teenage Peer Pressure?

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African-American Relationships>   You have a new teen driver who is excited to use the family car to drive to practice. A couple friends on the team want to be picked up. You’ve heard about teenage driving statistics. You’ve seen coverage of teenage driving accidents on the news. You’re concerned about teenage peer pressure while driving. Would a Teen Driving Contract Agreement help your child avoid becoming one of those teenage driving statistics?  For most teens, driving is a symbol of their independence and a rite of passage to adulthood. But driving is not a right; it is a privilege... (Read More ...)

Is My Child Ready For Teenage Driving Lessons?

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African-American Relationships> Do you remember your first teenage driving lessons? They often consist mostly of parents screaming: “Watch Out!” “Slow Down!” “You’re scaring me!” You probably felt discouraged and your parents probably felt scared and frustrated. Would you like to make your child’s first teenage driving lessons more positive? Teaching your child to become a responsible teen driver has its challenges.  There are great safety risks when you give control of a vehicle over to a learning teen driver.  You need to realize that learning how to drive is not a right,... (Read More ...)

What Is ADHD And What Are Causes Of ADHD In Children?

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African-American Relationships> What Is ADHD And What Are Causes Of ADHD In Children?   Your child never seems to sit still. He runs through the house dumping out toy bins in every room and constantly jumps on the furniture. He is interested in one toy for only a few minutes before he is off to another one. You feel like you are in a whirlwind just trying to keep up with him. You start to wonder, “Why can’t he sit still and focus?” A couple friends have made comments to you that he shows signs of ADHD. You wonder, “What is ADHD and what are causes of ADHD in children anyway?” If you’ve... (Read More ...)

How Do I Teach Children To Clean Up Their Messy Rooms?

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 How Do I Teach Children To Clean Up Their Messy Rooms?  You are cleaning up in the kitchen. You hear your children playing in the family room. You see them run upstairs. When you are done cleaning the kitchen, you go to sit down in the family room to take a break and watch T.V. Toys are strewn all over.  There is even a pile on the couch and you are unable to sit down without being poked by a toy. You are irritated! The room looks like a tornado hit it. Now you have to straighten up this room before you can sit down to relax. Messy rooms. Almost every parent can relate to this problem. In their... (Read More ...)

Messy Rooms: How Do I Teach Children To De-clutter & Donate Toys To Charity?

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 Messy Rooms: How Do I Teach Children To De-clutter & Donate Toys To Charity?  The December holidays are coming to a close. As you come to from your turkey-induced drowsiness and look around, you feel a spark of motivation to use your few days off work to tackle some household chores you’ve been meaning to get to. The end of the year is drawing near and you are getting into the New Year spirit of “out with the old, in with the new” — and there’s a lot of “new” around you. As you walk through the house, you see piles of gifts everywhere! You immediately feel overwhelmed... (Read More ...)

December Holidays: What “History of Santa Claus” are You Creating? Honest Fun or Snowy “White Lies”?

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December Holidays: What “History of Santa Claus” are You Creating?Honest Fun or Snowy “White Lies”? As the December Holidays arrive, you and your spouse begin discussing whether or not to do Santa with your toddler. She is old enough now to understand presents. Your husband has great memories of Santa, the fun, the excitement, the anticipation of wondering what Santa brought, leaving cookies for him and carrots for the reindeer. It’s a fun practice he wants to do with your toddler. You, on the other hand, remember the fun of the Santa tradition, but also felt terribly betrayed when you... (Read More ...)

December Holidays: How Can You Instill The Spirit Of Giving When Children Get the Holiday Gimmees?

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December Holidays:  How Can You Instill The Spirit Of Giving When Children Get the Holiday Gimmees? You’re at the toy store, picking out a gift  for your nephew.  Your son is with you.  You think this would be a great time to teach him about the spirit of giving, by having him help you pick out the toy. All through the store you hear: “Look!  I really want this.  Can we get this for me?” “Hey, will you get this for me today?  I want this really bad!” “I just have to have this!” “Hey, I want that!  Why do we have to give it to my cousin?” You understand your child’s... (Read More ...)

December Holidays: Is it Okay to Use Threats About Santas Good Bad List For Child Discipline?

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December Holidays:  Is it Okay to Use Threats About Santas Good Bad List For Child Discipline? You are busy getting ready for the holiday family gatherings that are quickly approaching. While out shopping at the mall, your children start clamoring for you to take them to see Santa so they can give them their wish list. You want to do this on a day when you can get them dressed for the photo opportunity, so you tell them to wait until you can plan that outing another day. They protest in unison, “We wanna see Santa! We wanna see Santa!” You tell them you want them to look nice for Santa. They... (Read More ...)