October 29

Setting Helpful Boundaries When You Have a Struggling Teen

By John Townsend, Ph.D. As your teen enters the developmental season that will prepare her for independency and autonomy, things can get rocky at home. She may be showing a negative attitude, defiance or acting-out behaviors, or she may be spending time with the wrong kids, shirking her school responsibilities or using substances. While most parents …More >

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October 08

Encouraging Your Teen to Save for the Future

Putting money away in a savings account is difficult for many Americans. Teaching your children smart money habits early on will set them up for success as adults. But encouraging a savings habit can be challenging when popular culture and media promote spending and a “you need this” mentality. They do not need to have …More >

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August 02

Constant Back Talk: Tips for Parents of Tweens and Teens

By John Townsend, Ph.D. One of the signs that you have turned the parenting corner into another world is the start of back talk. Whether it be sarcasm, argumentativeness, rudeness or plain old in-your-face defiance, you now wonder what happened to the child who thought you were really cool, loved learning from you and obeyed …More >

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