Peer & Family Relationships

“My daughter is getting mean texts from her so-called friend. What do I do?”

We want the people our teens spend time with to treat them with respect and kindness—especially once they start dating! So what do you do if relationship red flags start …

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“My ex keeps bad-mouthing my wife in front of our kids…What can I do to stop it?”

How do you talk to an ex about their behavior around the kids? This week’s Tips On Teens question comes from a parent wrestling with exactly that. We’ll be discussing …

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“My kids won’t stop arguing and it’s driving everyone in the house up a wall!”

If you’re raising siblings, the sound of arguing is probably a familiar one! And while the occasional fight is normal and expected, nonstop fighting can put a strain on everyone …

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“My daughter just had her first breakup…What do I say to comfort her?”

Breaking up is hard to do…at any age! For teenagers, especially, the end of a relationship can often feel like the end of the world. During such an emotionally vulnerable …

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“My husband is immunocompromised—how do I talk to my kids and ex about this without starting a fight?”

For families with loved ones at higher risk for COVID-19, social distancing is of the utmost importance. But what can you do if the whole family isn’t on board with …

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“We might lose the baby…How do we tell our daughter?”

https://youtu.be/1VdWNi0S550 Sometimes, pregnancies do not go the way families planned. How can families handle the steps and conversations that arise when this is the case? This week’s Tips On Teens …

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“Why can’t our therapist tell me what my kid says in therapy?”

https://youtu.be/-HNBPCr_x_Q This week’s #TipsOnTeens question may be familiar for many parents with children in therapy. After all, you’re the parent and you’re the one paying for sessions—why aren’t you allowed …

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“How can I find time to connect with my sons given my busy schedule?”

https://youtu.be/OBhYfrxCEtk This week’s Tips on Teens question comes from a parent who wants to connect with her sons, but has little free time with which to do so. Here’s the …

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“How do I stop being so angry at my teenager?”

https://youtu.be/EVx7UHS_IKM I’m willing to bet that if you’re a parent you have been angry at your child at one point or another. What if you’re angry with your child nearly …

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