Sex, Drugs and Daughters
When little girls grow up, they don’t always make healthy, wise choices. In fact, peer pressure and the desire to fit in, find friends and have meaning in life can lead teenage girls down paths that are detrimental to their future and well-being. If you’re dealing with a daughter who’s gotten into drugs, drinking and having sex, you need to let her know you are not going to let her continue these behaviors and that you are willing and able to take action.
Make a Plan to Address Problem Behavior
3 Things To Do If Your Child Leaves Home Without Permission
As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure your child’s safety. So, remember to build parental authority. If your child leaves home without permission, he is technically a runaway. You should:
Sorry, I Forgot to Ask
Kids don’t always ask for things or permission the way they’re supposed to. Then, they’re not always sure how to apologize for not asking. Using these tips when you teach these skills can help your child learn to ask before acting, and to say “Sorry” when he or she forgets!
Top 10 Tips for Family Use of Technology and Media
- Technology should serve your family and bring you closer together; it should not make your family its servant and keep you apart.
- Parents are their children’s first and best teachers. Model appropriate use of technology and media for your kids.
- Using cell phones, computers, televisions and other electronic devices is a privilege for kids, not a right.
- Set a family media policy.
When You Throw a Glove in Mud, the Mud Doesn’t Get “Glovey”
This tidbit of wisdom was delivered to my brother-in-law by his mother when he was a junior in high school. He was a good kid, but he had started hanging around with kids who were not so good. The point she was making was that although he was a good kid, it was more likely that the “badness” of the friends he had chosen would rub off on him than it was for his “goodness” to rub off on them.