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Choose a topic below:
Healthy Kids -- Ready for Success
- Self-esteem grows when children live with realistic expectations
- Setting limits
- Making decisions
- Teaching your child to do the right thing
- Boosting emotional IQ
- Steps to building self esteem
- HIV/AIDS: What Parents Need to Know
- Prevention Pays!
- Adolescent development & behavior
- Talking About Rules
- Talking about sexuality
- Raising a non-violent child
- Understanding teens
- Ten tips for parents to help their children avoid teen pregnancy
- Helping your child become a good money manager -- (includes a section on teen jobs)
- Communication skills for you and your family
- Healthy families & healthy teens
- Building strong family relationships (includes family routines and rituals)
- Enjoying your child
- Family communication
- Stress is gonna get you if you don’t watch out!
- Winning ways to talk with your children
- Family glue: Ideas for year-round family fun
- The tale of family meetings
- Back to school
- Making the best of the school year
- Better parent-teacher conferences
- How parents can help their kids be successful in school
Dealing with Challenges
Understanding Young Teens Developmental Chart
|Begin to form ties outside family.||Physical restlessness: fidgeting.Arguments with parents over rules, neatness, time management.||"Bathroom" humor.Boys part of "gang," companions in adventures.
Girls choose "best" friend to share secrets.
|Gain some independence from parent rules and values.Adjust to new body image.||Self-absorption, touchiness.Impulsive, inconsistent mood swings.Constantly hungry, but can be finicky eater.||"Bedroom" humor.Develops close friend like self, often someone with qualities wished for in self.May develop "crush" on older man or woman.|
|Discover personal strengths and capabilities.Develop ability for abstract thought.Turn toward relationships with opposite sex.Form sexual identity.||Intense emotional life-heightened senses (especially eye and ear)Analyze ideas and consider own values.First "tender love."||Test own limits--excessive physical exertion or risk-taking.|
|Consolidate personality.Self-regulate behavior.Gain physical independence from parents.||Predictable.Take responsibility for self and actions.Choose vocational goals.||Prepare for marriage and parenthood.|
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