Understanding Your Teenager

“How do I reconnect with my son without him feeling like I am forcing him or punishing him?”

We hope you all had a good Father’s Day weekend. Fathers need some love too every now and then! This week’s Tips on Teens question comes from a Father looking …

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“My kids are ungrateful. Is there anything I should be doing differently to get a little appreciation?”

https://youtu.be/zTYFbMbfg9c Have you ever been frustrated that your kids never seem to appreciate all (or anything) you do as a parent? This week’s #TipsOnTeens question comes from a mother who …

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“How am I supposed to remain composed and supportive when my son keeps shutting me out?”

It can be hard to know what’s going on in your teenager’s head, especially when all you really want to do is help them and they keep giving you the …

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“My 14 year old son thinks he is ugly. I think he looks fine. What should I do?”

https://youtu.be/VRhblYIa7c8 It is fairly common for a teen to have an exaggerated view of his or her own self-image. But how can a parent help their child if this happens …

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“What should I do to make sure my son doesn’t get into more fights?”

https://youtu.be/PUL6zhjPXc4 It’s hard to know what to do when your kid gets into a fight at school. This week’s Tips on Teens question comes from a parent concerned that his …

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“How do I stop my 11 year old son from being so disrespectful to his sisters?”

https://youtu.be/eco5vKMC-bo It’s often difficult for parents to know the difference between “sibling rivalry” and unacceptable behavior. This week’s Tips on Teens question comes from a concerned parent about his 11 …

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“What can I do to help my son lose weight?”

https://youtu.be/encp9-O1V_o Overeating can be a serious mental health problem that is often overlooked until it gets out of hand. This week on Tips on Teens, Kent answers a question from …

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“Can you shed some light on the effects of participation trophies on kids?”

https://youtu.be/gMQclA9durI The idea of giving participation trophies has always been a topic of debate since it was first introduced. Some think these trophies help validate kids for simply trying, while …

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“I’m scared of my son… What can I do about this?”

https://youtu.be/r5Q2e0LwG2s It’s not uncommon for parents to be afraid of their kids. Some are worried about being too strict, while others are simply scared of their kid having a tantrum …

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“My son told me he is gay and is afraid to tell his mom. What should I do to help?”

https://youtu.be/-NFx4dhpSQE Today’s question comes from a father of a teenage son who just came out as gay. Here’s the question: “I don’t like keeping secrets from my wife, but my …

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