Category Archives: Parent/Teen Relationships

  1. Why Being a Parent is Better than Being a Friend to Your Teen

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    December 4, 2017 by middleearthnj

    There is a lot of debate about whether a parent should be a friend to their children. There are strong …
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  2. 7 Ways to Have a Great Thanksgiving with Teens

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    November 20, 2017 by middleearthnj

    Thanksgiving is a time to feel grateful, but sometimes gratitude isn’t our first thought when facing holidays with teenagers. Many …
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  3. Simple Ways to Give Your Teen Positive Attention

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    November 13, 2017 by middleearthnj

    All of us crave attention. As humans, we seek experiences and relationships that demonstrate we are valued. Children are especially …
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  4. Before They Go to College

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    July 17, 2017 by middleearthnj

    It is an exciting, heart-wrenching, and overwhelming time when you send your teen off to college for the first time! …
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  5. 5 Basics of Parenting Adolescents

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    May 8, 2017 by middleearthnj

    Today’s blog tries to summarize strategies for successfully parenting teenagers found by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT’s Raising …
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  6. How to Help Your Teen Adjust When the Family Moves

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    April 10, 2017 by middleearthnj

    Moving is always listed as one of life’s top stressors. Giving up the familiar—friends, favorite places, and routines— is not …
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  7. How to Avoid Power Struggles

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    March 20, 2017 by middleearthnj

    Unfortunately, a natural conflict tends to exist between parents and teens: teens desire to resist limits and adults are committed …
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