Family Matters

To Parents of An Angry Troubled Teen or Young Adult: Here's Some Advice

Anger in Troubled Teens and Young Adults Everyone feels anger. Whether it stems from standing in a long line behind a senior citizen whose attempting to pay with expired war-bonds, or finding out you're highly underappreciated, sci-fi show is getting canceled -  we all feel rage at one point or another. Be that as it may, teenagers and young adults often struggle with handling their inner-rage more so than adults. In fact, there...

Your Teen Has ADHD And You Don't Even Know It

It's common for a parent to say of their attention stricken teen, "Shouldn't my teen have outgrown this by now?" You watch your child act with little regard for the consequences, become easily distracted from a task, and be seemingly unable to organize their time and activities. Meanwhile, you barrage your child with insidious comments like, "you're acting like a five-year-old," or "When will you ever grow up and act your age?" Getting...

Failure to Launch Syndrome

Failure to Launch Syndrome | Why Millennials Are Failing To Leave the Nest Across the nation, millions of millennials (ages 18-35) are currently still living with their parents. This massive epidemic of young men and women 'failing to launch' has become a growing issue among Generation Y, leaving their parents frustrated and at a loss as to what they can do for their adult, son or daughter. As to why young adults are failing to l...

To Parents Who Are Sick and Tired of Your Troubled Teen : Don't Feel Guilty

Are You Tired of Your Troubled Teen? Here's What to Do Some cold hard facts about Parenting: Raising a child is hard. Raising a teenager is harder. Raising a troubled teen is hell. If you are the parent of a troubled teenage boy or girl who has a lack of respect for authority, is sexually acting out, and/or is experimenting with drugs and alcohol, don't feel guilty; You are not alone. In fact, there are millions of parents who share y...

Understanding The Behavior of Troubled Teens | Why Love Conquers All

Normal teen vs. troubled teen behavior To adequately assist troubled teens in overcoming self-sabotaging tendencies and negative behavioral patterns, parents must first comprehensively understand their child's underlying issues  (negative motivations that contribute to the adolescent's compulsivity and proclivity for negative thinking). Fortunately, parents need not search far and wide (or at all) to find what is perhaps the large...

Doctor Gives His Expert Advice To Parents : How to Support a Child Suffering From Anxiety Disorder

Battling anxiety in your teens is terrifying and lonely. Many adolescents who suffer from anxiety, fight their battles in secret, unbeknownst to family and friends. What's worse, these teens have a difficult time trusting anyone and feel as though they need to hide their struggles from others; they feel as if they are entirely alone. Needless to say, raising an anxiety-ridden child can be a daunting task, one that renders many parents ...

Five Types of Peer Pressures That May be Harming Your Teen

Peer Pressures Can Bend a Teen Until They Break Peer pressure is something that can affect any teenager during any point in their adolescence. If the cool kids at the top of the pecking order say it’s cool, it is so. The social urge to be cool and widely accepted can be an all too powerful temptation for even the most morally sound and emotionally resolved adolescent. Teenagers often lack the ability to make decisions ...

One Mom's Journey Linking Autism to Vaccination

Knowing The Risks, The Facts, and Parental Rights Regarding Vaccines There is a great deal said on both sides of the autism-vaccine link, especially on Social Media. Regardless of what side you take, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of parents who are completely convinced that there is a direct link between their child's autism and the vaccines they were given. It is my humble opinion that we should listen to parents who support ...

A Fathers Beautiful Photos Document Autistic Sons Interactions with the World

Parents of kids with autism know that their kids see the world a little bit differently from the rest of us. And while, of course, at times this can mean having to deal with behavior that can be difficult to manage, we know that love and understanding will get us through it. However, there is a candor that parents of kids with autism can often speak with that can seem disarming sometimes. That's why when Timo...