Tweens and Teens - Free Parenting Resources
Parenting Help for Ordinary Folks
If you’re a Super Parent with the ability to read your teen’s mind and be in more than one place at a time while invisible, stop here. All of the rest of you read on for some great free parenting help you're going to need.
While superhero powers certainly would come in handy when parenting a tween or teen, the fact is most of us have to use ordinary powers when helping our kids through the challenging teen years. These include wisdom, insight, patience, love, the ability to seek out good parenting advice and information, patience and…did we say patience?
The Challenge of the Teen Years
Raising happy, well adjusted and successful kids is a tough job and we know that most parents appreciate a little help. So we’ve put together hundreds of Tips for Parents, parenting video segments and weblinks to give you really useful parenting information and advice. Here’s just a sampling of the topics they cover:
Behavior: Instant Change not Typical
Responsible, respectful preteens and teens don’t happen overnight. They’re the product of years of consistent expectations, steady discipline, and tons of love, respect, and support. If your teen is really pushing the limits, we recommend you begin with our Tips for Parents article Discipline: Lovingly in Charge.
Parent School Involvement
Some parents think that once their children are in late middle school or high school, the PTA meetings, parent teacher conferences, and school volunteer time is no longer necessary. In fact, the opposite is true. Tweens and teens need continuing support from you to succeed in school. For ideas on how to give your kids homework and other school help, be sure to check out our Parent School Involvement resources.