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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. 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.
2. 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.
3. Adolescents and Spirituality
The spiritual development of adolescents is as important as every other aspect of their development. This article discusses how to assess and assist in this process.
4. 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.
5. Study Habits For Teenagers
Exploring how to provide a good study ethic, along with establishing study routines can be liberating for parents and teenagers. Studying can be fun, it encourages organisation and can give a thirst for learning. Teenagers discover the benefits of seeing their hard work bring fruitful rewards.
6. 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.
7. The Available Parent by Dr. John Duffy
Dr. John Duffy's fabulous book, The Available Parent, offers advice for practicing radical optimism as the parent of a teenager.
8. Taking Care of You -The Parent
Parents are on the go constantly, most of the time ensuring that family life runs smoothly.The ability to unwind is a key factor in maintaining a healthy mind set. Encouraging parents to take timeout actually benefits everyone within the family. Finding the child within can be fun and rewarding.
9. 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.
10. Adolescents and Social Networking Sites
Social networking sites are the latest craze with adolescents. Find out what they are and how to make sure that your adolescents are responsible users.
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