Peer & Family Relationships

The Long Distance Relationship and Your Teen

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.

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Holiday Family Conflict

Are you anticipating holiday family conflict because of different parenting styles? If so, the best strategy is to navigate beforehand.

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My teenager is lying about having a boyfriend!

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.

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How do I create peace in my blended family?

If your blended family isn’t blending so well, there are a few basic tips for achieving harmony, but there’s no one, magic solution.

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My kid is scared he won’t make new friends at school…

When it comes to talking to your teen about their back to school anxiety, it’s less about what you say and more about how you listen. Mirror and reiterate his or her words so they know you understand what they’re feeling. Give your child the option to just be a sounding board, or if they want you to try and work it out with them, and then tread lightly!

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Is it too early to talk to my kid about sexual assault?

It’s difficult to talk to kids about sexual assault. The way you discuss it will also evolve depending on the age and maturity of your kid.

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Help, My Kids Won’t Stop Fighting!

So your kids won’t stop fighting? Kids bickering is a normal part of human existence. It’s one of the ways they learn how and when to fight, and how to be assertive. It’s really important for parents to model for their children how to talk respectfully and how to resolve conflict

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Blended Families: Communicating Discomfort About Your Partner’s Biological Children.

Blended families: how do you communicate discomfort about your partner’s biological children in a blended family?

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So you don’t like your kid’s peers?

So you don’t like your kid’s peers? Not too keen on his friends and their influence on him? What should a parent do when they’re not comfortable with the company …

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