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Teens and young adults still need parenting. It's important to think through how you relate to them.
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Parenting... It Ain't What It Used to Be!

Parenting... It Ain't What It Used to Be! | Parenting | Scoop.it

 "I never would have thought that “Parenting Tips” would even BE a necessity when kids are grown. Not so. They are as important now as ever."

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Six great tips for parenting young adults.
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1. Let go of the story you have in your head for how everything will be.2. Get out of the way, even if you can read the handwriting on the wall.3. Giving Advice or Not.4. Who they choose to be with is THEIR choice. Embrace it.5. Don’t allow your own anxiety to crowd out the love.6. This is your new Mantra: “Not my path.”

 

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"I'm not your Friend, I'm your Mother!"

"I'm not your Friend, I'm your Mother!" | Parenting | Scoop.it

"When people are uncomfortable, they tend to rely on axioms and phrases that may or may not have any validity at all. Raising teenagers can sometimes put parents in this position. But if we really look at the advice people have shared through generations, we might discover that much of it isn’t even applicable..."

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Daniel Siegel: "Brainstorm: The Power And Purpose Of The Teenage Brain" | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR

Daniel Siegel: "Brainstorm: The Power And Purpose Of The Teenage Brain" | The Diane Rehm Show from WAMU and NPR | Parenting | Scoop.it
Diane and her guest discuss how brain development affects teenage behavior and why he believes adolescence is a "golden age" of innovation and creativity.
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Hey, Hi. I want off your parenting team.

Hey, Hi. I want off your parenting team. | Parenting | Scoop.it
Last week we had the 20 week ultrasound, but we didn’t find out the sex of the baby. And no, I’m not “team green.” Please don’t call me “team green.” I want off your team. I want off all cutely nam...
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Instead of aligning, let's figure out our own personal ideas!

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If I Knew Then, What I Know Now...

If I Knew Then, What I Know Now... | Parenting | Scoop.it
Parents with children older than mine would look at me when I expressed concerns and say, "Don't worry," or "They'll figure it out." Sometimes they'd tack on, "Just have fun with them." They were s...
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Happy International Volunteer Day!

Happy International Volunteer Day! | Parenting | Scoop.it
I logged onto Facebook this morning to discover, thanks to the Peace Corps group,  that TODAY is International Volunteer Day!  They asked for anyone to share a story about their favorite volunteer....
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10 Facts Every Parent Should Know about Their Teen's Brain

10 Facts Every Parent Should Know about Their Teen's Brain | Parenting | Scoop.it
What is going in the teen brain? Quite a bit.
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When Parents Call Their Adolescent

When Parents Call Their Adolescent | Parenting | Scoop.it
No good comes from parents calling their adolescent "lazy"
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7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders

7 Crippling Parenting Behaviors That Keep Children From Growing Into Leaders | Parenting | Scoop.it
Is your parenting crippling your child's growth? Here are 7 ways your behaviors may be holding your child back from growing into a leader.
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We Offer No Promises With Your Teenager… Just Results! | Slow Parenting Teens

We Offer No Promises With Your Teenager… Just Results! | Slow Parenting Teens | Parenting | Scoop.it
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"When parents practice being the safe place for their teenagers to be just who they are at the moment, then parents will certainly see changes in their relationships with their teens.  As parents learn to use the 5 attitudes to keep their judgments to themselves, to honor their teen’s preferences and personality, to listen without interrupting, to parent every day, and to not take their teenagers so personally, then they are likely to feel closer to their teens and are happier with them."

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