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Failing to Launch | Young Adults Failure to Live Independently Reaches Epidemic Numbers

The Majority of Our Nation's Future Has 'Failure to Launch Syndrome' In the upcoming decades, Millenials will have no choice but to take command of the proverbial wheel that drives American society - prepared or not. Having said that, it might not be a bad idea for Generation Y to take a few more lessons before taking our nation's future for a reckless joyride. If you aren't worried about America's future millennial-leadership, c...

Should Parents Disclose The Truth About Santa Claus? See What Experts Say

Can your child's belief in Santa Claus negatively affect your relationship with them later on down the road? In an article published in the journal Lancet Psychiatry, two psychologists have raised the specter of children’s moral compass being permanently thrown off-kilter by what is typically considered a magical part of the Christmas tradition. In the article, the author claims that when a parent lies to their child -...

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...

Adolescents Attitudes Towards E-cigarette Use: See What Recent Study Suggests

What is the Adolescents' Attitude Toward the Use of E-Cigarettes? Does an attitude toward e-cigarettes matter when considering teens and adolescents and their use of electronic cigarette devices? One recent study suggests it does. What is the attitude of adolescents towards e-cigarettes and why is their attitude important? (Study: Adolescents' attitudes towards e-cigarette ingredients, safety, addictive properties, social norms, and r...

5 Tips for Raising Your Troubled Teenage boy

 Parenting a teenage boy is difficult. Raising a troubled teen, however, can seem to be almost impossible at times. In this article, we provide parents of a troubled teenage boy with tips on how to approach their child's behavioral issues.   Tip #1: Get to The Bottom of The Issue. - There is always an underlying issue for a teen’s misbehavior. The time of adolescence can be tumultuous for a teenage boy. New...

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 ...

6 Ways Parents Can Encourage Their Teenage Boy

Having Trouble Raising Your Teenage Boy? Try to Encourage Him Raising a teenage boy can sometimes be a daunting task. Adolescent males are living in a phase of self-discovery and may become discouraged by the stresses that come along with everyday life. For this reason, it is important for parents to encourage their teen in all the facets of their life.  Be a cheerleader Teens often fail to meet their parent’s app...

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 ...