ParentFurther Blog


By: Dr. Jenna Sethi, Guest Blogger

What do you like most about being with your family? In our November webinar, Nurturing Strong Family Relationships During the Teenage Years, we asked webinar participants to tell us what they enjoy most about being together as a family.

Other Blog Posts

I remember very well when both of my kids entered the separation anxiety stage. One clung to me like a life raft. The other screamed any time I got near.

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

It’s that time of year. It’s cold and flu season.

What has surprised you lately about parenting?
The other evening, my son said, “I need a cape for social studies tomorrow!”

By: Dr. Peter Benson

Parenting is a rewarding challenge, but discovering opportunities and making time to build relationships with young people in our communities can be challenging as well.

By: Jolene Roehlkepartain

Every parent needs mentors. Each one of us needs wise, helpful parents as we journey through parenthood. We’ll be more successful if we have other parents who mentor and support us.

As much as we try to protect our kids from the harsh realities of life, hard stuff happens anyway. Do you know what it takes to be resilient?

Reading aloud together is a great way to spend time with your kids. Study after study reveals that the more kids read for pleasure, the more likely they are to spend more time doing homework, reading at higher reading levels, and getting higher grades.

When you see your kids being creative, courageous, or kind, which role models do you think of? Which character traits matter to you?