What do you do when your kid gets into their first toxic teenage relationship? For you as a parent this can feel like the world you know is crumbling to pieces. You may fear that your child is drifting away down a self destructive path, or that you can no longer protect them. These feelings are completely natural, but we urge you to play the long game instead.
Sextortion, a common online practice, is when someone blackmails another person for money or sexual favors by threatening to reveal their sexual activity online or to friends in order to shame them. Adolescents who may not be aware of the danger are particularly vulnerable to this type of abuse.
Teens don’t want to talk about sex and teenage pregnancy with their parents, but the more they know the better decisions they’ll make.
The need for external affirmation and validation to define one’s self worth is not uncommon. It affects children as well as adults, and most people experience it at some point in their lives. What teens have now in social media however is a false and extreme measure of self worth based on how many “likes” or followers they have.
Are you worried about your kid being in a dangerous young romance? Beware: the more you try to stop the relationship, the more you’re going to push him or her towards it. The good news is, relationships at this young age don’t last too long.
The ability of your 17 year old kid with ADHD to set boundaries is probably limited. She most likely will need your help, and she still will most likely push back on that help
What does it mean when your child tells you they’re non-binary? Generally speaking it means that your kid doesn’t feel like they fit into one of the traditional categories of “male” or “female.” The definition of non-binary can be a little different for everyone.
The good news is that parents don’t have to totally understand how it feels to be non-binary to support their non-binary kid.
As a parent, odds are you probably don’t want to see your daughter (or son) in a long distance relationship when they go to college. We get it! There are some good reasons why you probably shouldn’t try and give him/her advice on this matter.
If your teen has reached the age where they’re boy/girl crazy, we have bad news for you: there is no cure for this. There is good news though. Your teen’s new obsession with romance provides you as a parent a great excuse to talk to them about the topic of love and relationships.
Everyone knows teenagers lie. But if your teen is lying to you about a relationship, it brings up a host of issues revolving around trust. Parents can turn this situation into a great opportunity to build their relationship with their kid if they navigate it well.