There are several articles in this series regarding sex and gender. Talking to teens about sex tends to be the most awkward parenting challenge— for both parents and kids. That’s why both tend to avoid it. In this section we explore why it’s important to talk to teenagers directly about sexual activity and romantic relationships, including porn and sexting. It’s your chance for teaching value and helping your kids make good decisions, ideally before they make them without your guidance.
Remember, this tool is not a substitute for a diagnostic evaluation by a medical or mental health professional. If you believe your child has a psychiatric or learning disorder, please consult a professional. You indicate the behaviors that are making you concerned about your child by answering a series of questions. The Symptom Checker analyzes your answers to give you a list of psychiatric or learning disorders that are associated with those symptoms. Since individual symptoms can reflect more than one disorder, this tool will give you a range of possibilities and guide you toward next steps. This tool cannot diagnose your child, but it can help you inform yourself about possible diagnoses and will offer information and articles to help you learn about them, to facilitate a conversation with a professional.
In a culture saturated with digitally altered images of impossibly thin women, raising girls with high self-esteem can be daunting indeed. Here are 13 ways to boost her confidence.
To thrive, kids need to trust in their own capabilities while, at the same time, knowing that they can handle it if they aren’t successful at something. It’s by experiencing mastery and rebounding from failure that they develop healthy self-confidence. Here are 12 ways you can set kids up to feel capable and get the most mileage out of their skills and talents.
We want our children to be successful, but we also know that learning how to rebound from failure is an important part of developing a healthy, self-confident outlook. Multiple articles and information about nurturing resilience in children, from modeling resilience yourself to helping them learn to tolerate and grow from stress, frustration and disappointment.