Parenting On Purpose

ATTENTION HELICOPTER PARENTS: It's Time You Land on A More Effective Style of Parenting

Are you a parent guilty of ‘helicopter parenting?’ In other words, do you tend to hover over your child while finding it difficult –if not impossible- to let them make their own decisions? If so, it’s probably time to learn to ‘let go,’ so to speak. Sound Advice for 'Helicopter Parents'  According to Myros Allegre of Xoloo.com , one of the most difficult aspects of parenting is knowin...

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...

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 ...