ParentFurther Blog


By Amy Williams, Guest Blogger

Unfortunately, depression in children is real. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry estimates that 5 percent of all children suffer from depression.

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By: Becky Post, Guest Blogger

If you are a parent of a junior or senior in high school, you probably find yourself muttering that persistent cliché, “Time flies.” Now that my nineteen-year-old daughter is in college, a few more clichés appear to be enduringly true, and foremost of all is this one: “It’s none of your business.” In fact, this realization has evolved into a few cold hard reality checks that my husband and I are learning to embrace. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

One of the most important things your child can do is to internalize the values they will live by. For moms, dads, and other parenting adults, this process can be both rewarding and terrifying. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

As our kids grow up, we recognize that friends play bigger and bigger roles in their lives. They become romantic partners; they help teens develop social skills, try new activities, and provide them with lots of support and encouragement. Through their friends, kids figure out a lot about themselves and who they are becoming. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

What are our children and teens’ roles in our families? Are they just supposed to do well in school and stay out of trouble? Are they expected to do chores such as making their bed, cleaning their room, taking out the garbage and recycling, or caring for a family pet? Or are they expected to provide care for a sibling, aging grandparent, or disabled family member? Do they cook meals and clean the house for the whole family? Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Being a victim or perpetrator of violence, harassment, or bullying is a serious issue, with lasting negative effects on the lives of children and teens. When young people experience violence, they face more physical and mental health challenges as well as problems in school. They are also at greater risk of using violence themselves. Parents can play important roles in preventing or reducing these risks for their children. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Everyone needs to feel like he or she has something to contribute. Teens who take on responsibilities, have useful roles, and serve others are more likely to grow up with a sense of purpose and concern for others. They are also more likely to develop the skills and attitudes to take on new responsibilities. Here are some ideas to help you empower your teen to contribute. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Education dominates the lives of most school-aged kids and teens, and yet moms, dads, and other parenting adults don’t always know how to talk about school, grades, and school problems. Sometimes kids are learning things in school that we don’t understand, so we may think we don’t have a lot to offer to help our kids succeed in school. Here are some tips to help any parent make a difference in his or her child's education. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

As the old African proverb says, "It takes a village to raise a child." Parents can help teens grow up successfully by encouraging them to connect with other caring and responsible adults who can be their mentors, guides, and role models as they make the transition toward adulthood. Here are some tips to help guide the way. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

It might seem obvious to say that it’s important to maintain open, warm, and honest communication in your family, yet it also can be really hard. Here are some tips to help you get started. Read more >>

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

The following tips are based on our 9 Parenting Strategies for raising successful kids, and can help you in your parenting journey toward raising resilient teens. Read more >>