Parenting words of wisdom and advice from parenting expert, author, and television producer/host, Bill Corbett
Getting Teenaged Boys Out of their Rooms in the Summer
I recently received an email from a parent with a question regarding her teenaged son. She expressed her frustration over the fact that she couldn't get him to come out of his room and get involved in some productive summer-time activites. He seemed to be unmotivated at doing anything and if she asked him to complete a chore, he would acknowledge the request but not follow through and do it. Follow this LINK to read the full ready-to-print article and see a related video.
There are two Web sites attracting more and more children
and teens that many parents are not aware of.These sites are a danger to children and parents need to know about them
now!One is Omegle and the other is Chat
Roulette, and they are both accessible from any Internet-enabled device, such as
computers, iPads, kindle-like reader devices, tablets, and even smart phones.
Cell Phone Kids Costume - Child Small These two sites are known as “video chat” Web sites and
can be accessed by anyone with an Internet accessible device. There is no security or sign up screens to go
through and nothing verifies the user’s age.
Anyone can simply go to the site and begin conversing with any random
person in the world without supervision or regulation. Law enforcement agencies in many cities have issued
warnings to parents to keep their kids off of these sites. The Web site boasts that it is a place where
meeting strangers is OK but cautions that it is for children 13 and up. It is becoming more of …
This is for all the parents who set out NOT to spank their
children, but end up doing it anyway; you are NOT bad parents, sometimes you just
don’t know what else to do. I believe you
may get frustrated to the point of using it to gain the child’s attention or as
an attempt to stop challenging behaviors immediately. I can say that I've been in your shoes! I raised 3 children of my own and often felt
myself get to the point of having the urge to spank. So I feel for parents and know how hard it is
when our children push our patience to the upper limits.
(Photograph courtesy of David Castillo Dominici and freedigitalphotos.net) I was the oldest of eight children and took notice of my
parent’s anger and how it would provoke them to the point of spanking, and they
did. I remember having the sense that
one or both of them would be bothered by something outside of my control and
then I would do something that kids do and it would push them to their breaking
point. I would get spanked…
So your child’s back in school and soon the homework will be coming home. Many parents struggle with getting their kids to do their homework and some even end up doing it for them. The first thing to keep in mind is that your child owns the homework, not you. So what do YOU own? Here are four things that the parent owns in regards to a child’s homework.
Work with your child in coming up with a list of the supplies he feels he’ll need. Allow him to carry the hand basket and make the supplies selection in the store, with your guidance of course. Help give him even more ownership by allowing him to carry the money and make the final purchase at the register.
Allow your child to help you determine where the homework will be done on a daily basis and have her help you set up this special location. You want to be sure that the lighting is appropriate, seating is comfortable, and distractions are minimal. Don’t be afraid to mark it officially with a banner or …