Category Archives: Behavior and Discipline

Reasons Why The R-Word Should No Longer Be Used

As a euphemism for retard and retarded, the R-word is derogatory and rude when used to characterize or disparage persons with intellectual impairments or to insult people, places & things by comparing them to people with intellectual disabilities. During this same time period, the label “mental retardation” is being phased out and replaced by “intellectual […]

Advice For Girls On Good Personal Hygiene

As your daughter grows and changes, ensuring that she is clean becomes more critical. Here is a list of sound advice for girls on personal hygiene, menstruation, and all other puberty-related changes. *Image source: Pixelbay/Pexels/Unsplash Sanitation of Oneself The first step every adolescent should take is to learn the fundamentals of personal hygiene. Encourage your […]

Intense Mood Swings In Adolescents May Be A Sign Of Something More Serious

The terms “the tween years” and “moodiness” could be used interchangeably. When your tween is snuggling up to you on the couch, the next thing you know, you’re being called “embarrassing” for it. Sometimes it appears your tween is brooding in the bedroom for hours. As a parent, it’s crucial to realize the difference between […]

Why Discussing Depression With Your Daughter Is Important

More and more kids are suffering from depression—especially girls. Many girls, though, aren’t receiving the care they need to recover. Here’s why discussing depression with your precious daughter is important! Some parents avoid discussing their children’s mental health because of the stigma surrounding it. Depression is a topic that many parents are unfamiliar with or are […]

Boot camps for troubled Teens!

Boot camps for troubled Teens are often the last resort for despairing parents of out-of-control teenagers. When an adolescent misbehaves, it’s not uncommon for parents to wonder what they can do about it.  Many parents believe that a military-style boot camp might be the only way for their teen to stop running away or refusing […]