Archive for the ‘For the Parents’ Category

  • Adversity in Childhood Carries Lasting Impact

    Sep 26, 13 • 2225 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Adversity in Childhood Carries Lasting Impact

    Children who grow up in a difficult home environment, enduring pain associated with domestic violence or economic hardship, are at an increased risk for developing problems with substance abuse and various health problems. Childhood adversity, says a study...

  • Study Shows That Parental Influence Is Critical For Teens’ Choices

    Study Shows That Parental Influence Is Critical For Teens’ Choices

    Sep 13, 13 • 3499 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Study Shows That Parental Influence Is Critical For Teens’ Choices

    While alcohol and tobacco companies have often been accused of marketing their products to teenagers, parents may be surprised to know that there is work being done to counter the effort. Zhiyong Yang is an associate professor of marketing in the UT Arlington...

  • Social Phobia and Children: The Origins of a Disorder

    Sep 2, 13 • 2875 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Social Phobia and Children: The Origins of a Disorder

    Social phobia is a condition that often manifests at a young age. Unfortunately, parents are usually unprepared when their sons or daughters first begin to show symptoms of apparently unreasonable or exaggerated fear when in the presence of other people, and...

  • When Your Child is the Bully: Facing the Unpleasant Truth

    Aug 29, 13 • 2111 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on When Your Child is the Bully: Facing the Unpleasant Truth

    Public and parental concern over bullying has grown exponentially in recent years. In addition to the traditional schoolyard variety, cyber-bullying has added a new and disturbing dimension to an old form of problematic behavior, and moms and dads everywhere...

  • Parenting and Teens

    Helicopter Parenting and the Overprotected Child

    Aug 21, 13 • 3435 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Helicopter Parenting and the Overprotected Child

    Everyone knows that in the modern world, children are facing unprecedented levels of danger. Predators are lurking behind every bush and on every street corner, school shootings are almost a monthly occurrence, reckless drivers are speeding about hither and...

  • Sexting Won’t Cause Them Any Harm, Teens Say

    Aug 13, 13 • 5124 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Sexting Won’t Cause Them Any Harm, Teens Say

    When it comes to sexting, many teens are living with dangerous beliefs and attitudes, say experts. A recent Hong Kong study says many teens may believe that the harmful consequences of sexting apply mainly to others, rather than their own lives – and that...

  • Bullied Teens and Suicide – Can it Happen to Your Teen?

    Aug 8, 13 • 3485 Views • For the Parents, SuicideComments Off on Bullied Teens and Suicide – Can it Happen to Your Teen?

    A teen commits suicide after bullying. It’s a story we see in news media all too often, whether it’s the case of Phoebe Prince, a teen who killed herself after months of torment by several bullies, or that of Amanda Todd, who committed suicide after...

  • The Growing Problem of Teens and Porn Addiction

    Aug 7, 13 • 25362 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on The Growing Problem of Teens and Porn Addiction

    A teenage boy sneaks a peek of a hidden “girlie” magazine – it’s an image you might be familiar with firsthand or through movies and TV. While it’s normal for teenagers to be curious about sexual images, an addiction to porn can have a serious...

  • Should Parents Avoid Sharing Personal History of Substance Use With Children?

    Aug 2, 13 • 2276 Views • For the ParentsComments Off on Should Parents Avoid Sharing Personal History of Substance Use With Children?

    Research has shown that parents who have an ongoing, open dialogue about decisions related to substance use with their children help lessen their risk for substance use. While there are many other important factors involved, such as the alcohol and drug...