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Here are the top ten articles for the Adolescence Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Adolescent Peer Groups and Cliques
Adolescent peer groups and cliques are an important part of growth and development in adolescence. This article looks at their influence and importance and informs parents about how these groups help and hinder development during adolescence.
2. How To Develop Coping Skills
Stress is a normal part of 'teenage life'. Helping your teenager cope with everyday stress adds to their life skills. Teenage years are full of exciting change. The calm influence of a parent calms the emotional waters of teenage years. Less stressed teenagers can lead to a peaceful family.
3. Wondering If Your Adolescent Is Gay?
So, you think your adolescent might be gay or questioning his or her sexuality? Read on for advice...
4. The Importance Of Telling Our Children No
One of the roles of a teenager is to test boundaries! Teenagers may view a 'No' as a challenge, testing behaviours of everyone. Parents may have to find ways to say 'No' in ways that leave teenagers still feeling heard. Maintaining a 'No' will eventually reap it's rewards for everyone.
5. Adolescents and Culture
Adolescents are more aware of cultural issues than you think. They are bombarded with this information every day. Talking with them about it means increasing your own awareness and comfort with the subject.
6. Teenagers and Birth Control
What you need to know about teenagers and birth control, so that you can be informed when it's time to have tough discussions about sexual health and responsibility.
7. The Courage To Be Yourself
Helping your adolescent understand conflict and hone resolution skills can be a daunting task. Here are two books that may be able to help you.
8. Step-parenting Adolescents
Blended families are becoming more and more common in our society’s landscape. Step-parents may find themselves disappointed or surprised when their expectations for familial harmonies are not met. What follows are some key points to remember as a step-parent.
9. Perfectionism - Enabling or Disabling?
Striving for excellence is normal. Problems may arise, however, when the pursuit of excellence transforms into stalking perfection.
10. A Tribe Apart
Do you sometime feel as though your adolescent is living in another culture...one to which you do not have access?
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