Category Archives: Parenting Styles

Negative Parenting

Negative Parenting Most parents “lose it” at some time or another when their child misbehaves. It’s normal. Coming down on yourself with guilt and shame, possibly inflicted upon you from bystanders not understanding the dynamics of your family, is easily done. They do not understand the behavioral challenges your child struggles with daily, and you along…
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Defiant child

Defiant Child Parenting your teen, while encouraging growth - Defiant child. From the early age 7, Helen knew her son, Jack, was "unique". Different from her other older son, Frank, by a couple of years, Jack slowly chose not to respond to the parenting style that Helen was schooled in from her parents. Helen is a…
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Being a teen

Being a Teen It's about being accepted, validated, and wanted by someone - Being a teen. Being a teen doesn't have to be difficult, all of the time. Yet, it is unavoidably difficult sometimes. Much about being a teen is in opposition to parents, family, and school, and what they might want for teens. A…
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Acting mature

Acting Mature For teens it's just that, "acting". This a good thing though. For as teens are acting mature, they are really setting self-imposed goals, and in turn, self-regulating their own behavior and experiences. The persona a teenager acquires, for a time (they are fickle), be it a family member or celebrity, or a composite…
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Use it or lose it

Use It or Lose It There are no bad teens, only overstressed and underdeveloped Here is my mindset as I approach my work with teenagers: All teens want desire success now and in the their future Teenager come wired to succeed. Everyone dislikes failure. So when teachers see a "lazy" student, I see a teenager…
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