Parenting Tips: Authoritative Parenting for Adolescent Children

Parenting Tips: Authoritative Parenting for Adolescent Children

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Among Baumrind’s four parenting styles, Authoritative Parenting has been the most ideal way to deal with children, especially adolescents. It can produce a better outcome not only on the child’s individual development but as well as the relationship with the parent. Authoritative parents discipline their children in a manner that will also allow the children to understand the basis of the parent’s actions in response to the children’s behavior. Here are the major key points on how to manage children in an authoritative style: Establish your parental standards The parents must set the rules in the household on how the children should behave whether they’re around or not. These standards must be clearly understood by the kids to avoid conflict brought about by a common misunderstanding. Parents must stand their…
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What Age Should I Allow My Daughter to Date?

What Age Should I Allow My Daughter to Date?

Dating, Family
Teen dating always sound like a hysteria for parents—especially when they have a daughter. Even the pre-teen years start to show the complications of adolescence. This is mostly because the kids’ hormones are at a flight level, and there is no other way to go but up. One of the craziest horror for a parent’s life is when their daughter begins to show interest in the field of dating. Which raises the question, should I allow my teenage daughter to date? Laying Guidelines Your daughter is most likely going through what you also experienced when you were once a teen. How did you want your parents to guide you when you first felt the excitement of having a crush and sensing the anticipation of the sweet teenage romance? Probably the…
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Don’t Give Your Wife A Fitbit For Valentine’s Day – Trust Me

Don’t Give Your Wife A Fitbit For Valentine’s Day – Trust Me

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I was talking to my close guy friend the other day. Like most guys, he hates Valentine’s Day. He never knew what to get his wife, and more often than not the whole thing ended in yelling or tears. It’s not a day he looks forward to. But his wife looks forward to it every year, probably hoping this is the year he'll get the right gift like an iPhone spy app and not disappoint her. Here's his story. I know it’s tough to pick out a great Valentine’s Day gift for your wife. I can’t really tell you what to get, because I am a terrible gift giver. But I can give you a list of things that you definitely should not give her, unless you don’t actually like…
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Want To Know Who Your Children Are Really Talking To?

Want To Know Who Your Children Are Really Talking To?

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Being a parent for almost 20 years now has really tested my patience at times and been a blessing at others. If you are a worried parent and want to know who your children really are outside of your home, read this article. This post will hopefully give you some insight on teenagers as well as let you know who they are really associating themselves with. Whose Number Is This? [caption id="attachment_64" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Do you know who your children are hanging out with?[/caption] I know for me, my children have had the same group of friends since they were about two years old. When they went off to high school however, it seemed to me that my son was beginning to hangout with a different crowd. This started to…
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