Emotional Changes for Children Ages 11 – 13

Emotional Changes for Children Ages 11 – 13 Source:  Your Child’s Emotional Health, Philadelphia Child Guidance Center © 1993   Fears Failure in school, sports or social popularity Looking and acting “strange” Death or life-threatening illness or disease Sex (attracting others, repelling other, being attacked) Being fooled or “brainwashed” Losing possessions, being robbed Sexuality Increased…

Parenting Tools: Pt. 1 Maintain a Sense of Connection

Jane Nelsen, PhD. has written numerous parenting books that are based on positive discipline. She says that for discipline to be effective; it needs to contain these four qualities. . Maintains a sense of connection Is effective long term Respectful Teaches social and life skills which develop good character. Here are examples of parenting strategies…

Your Parenting Help Isn’t Helping

At Mid-Peninsula High School, well meaning parents discovered that words they thought were helpful were actually blocking communication. Their words had underlying hurtful messages. Responding with truly empathetic comments when your teen is struggling is quite challenging. Here are some common ways parents respond to teenagers that actually shuts down communication. Learn why well meaning…