www.freedigitalphotos.net by Ambros Tweens are particularly vulnerable to peer pressure. Tweens are at the tender time in their lives when they begin to pull away from their parents in an effort to test the waters on their own. Going it all alone can be too scary, tweens tend to turn to their friends to be find some direction. The difficulty is that their friends are also trying to find their own way.
Maria Renee's insight:
Communication with your teen/tween is very important especially in this age and time, when informtion, good and bad, are just a click away.
Everyday we see articles and reports about children being bullied at school. And as parents, I think we all believe that friendships are the perfect antidote to bullying. If our kids have friends, then whether or not there are some mean kids picking on them is immaterial. So our quest is to guarantee that our children have friends. There is a problem with that logic. And therefore, I have created this short list of secrets about what do in regard to your child and his/her friends. I am quite knowledgeable on this topic, as I have raised four well adjusted and happy young adults.
A new study provides the first experimental evidence that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time.
Researchers found that people who played a violent video game for three consecutive days showed increases in aggressive behavior and hostile expectations each day they played. Meanwhile, those who played nonviolent games showed no meaningful changes in aggression or hostile expectations over that period.
its important for kids to know that their parents are always finding ways for them to be responsible, it might be a little embarrasing or tweens may roll their eyes over our ways, but everything we do is geared towards making you better persons.
Parents, despite being in their workwear all day long, generally know where their children are each day; know who they are with, and what they are doing. Unfortunately, in the digital world parents are left floundering simply because children are...
As my son turns 15, I have challenged myself to write 15 hubs to celebrate all these years. This hub is a list of songs, sort of like a mother's playlist. The different songs that most Mother's would love to share with their children.
A few years ago, my Mom wrote her grocery list on the fridge; now she uses her phone. When I was a teenager, I studied for the SAT using flashcards; now my 17-year-old sister uses SAT websites, iPad games and YouTube videos.
My son turned 15 on Dec 1st and I have challenged myself to write 15 hubs that celebrate these awesome years of motherhood. These hubs would feature all the things, hopes, wishes and so many more that I want to share with my son.
Along with keeping children fit, Mr. Hoelterhoff said research shows time outside in nature improves a child’s ability to focus and concentrate, key skills for learning, and also reduces depression. “We know that when kids are outside they learn better,” said Mr. Hoelterhoff. He says the list provides a “gentle reminder” to parents to make green play a priority, alongside other activities like ballet or hockey.
Stop Trying To Be Your Child's Friend!EBONY.com“If you want to be liked, then buy a puppy.” The director of an afterschool program in Oakland uttered these words to a parent after she reportedly stated that she was reticent to discipline her child...