Tips for Teens & Children

How to Become an Independent Teenager

How to Become an Independent Teenager

Written by on July 17, 2013 in Family Tips, Tips for Teens & Children with 3 Comments

Here’s a list of ways to stop your parents from being overprotective so you can become more independent. I wrote this for a teenager who asked for help with her mother. Here’s what she said: “I am 14 years old and my mother in particular is very controlling. I have to live with her, and […]

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How to Handle Problems With Your Mother

How to Handle Problems With Your Mother

What’s up with the mother problems? Every question I get lately seems to be about handling problems with mothers, or moms being mean, insane, or prejudiced. Here are some solutions to four different problems readers have with their moms, ranging from money thefts to cold, loveless childhoods. First, check this quip out: “Family quarrels are […]

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Do You Act and Talk Like Your Mom – and Hate It? How to Stop

Do You Act and Talk Like Your Mom – and Hate It? How to Stop

Written by on August 19, 2011 in Family Tips, Psychology Tips, Tips for Teens & Children with 1 Comment

Ready to distance yourself from your mother and figure out who you are? These tips for women who act and talk like their moms (and hate it) are inspired by a reader’s comment… “Do you think the mother-daughter relationship HAS to be fixed in order for the daughter to be in a functional and happy […]

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You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends? How to Live in Peace

You and Your Mother Can’t Be Friends? How to Live in Peace

What do you do when you can’t be in the same room as your mom, much less be friends? Here are a few tips on coping with a mother who is moody and unpredictable. “I’m 45 lost my job 18 months ago; and until May, struggled along as best I could,” says P. on Questions […]

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How to Cope With Controlling Parents

How to Cope With Controlling Parents

Do you want to stop being manipulated by your mom and dad? Here are five tips on coping with parents who want to control you. Here’s a surprising twist on living with controlling parents: “Giving up hope is one of the healthiest, most life-affirming things you could do for yourself,” writes Dr Laura Schlessinger in […]

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Father’s Day – When You Don’t Have a Great Relationship With Dad

Father’s Day – When You Don’t Have a Great Relationship With Dad

How do you cope on Father’s Day when you’re not getting along with your dad, you’re not speaking to him, or he refuses to talk to you? These tips on coping with Father’s Day when you don’t have a great relationship with your dad will help you respect him while honoring your own thoughts and feelings. You […]

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Handling Family Problems – 6 Ways to Cope With Toxic Relatives

Handling Family Problems – 6 Ways to Cope With Toxic Relatives

Written by on June 4, 2010 in Family Tips, Tips for Teens & Children with 53 Comments

You love your family, but the problems seem endless. Use these tips to cope with family problems caused by siblings, parents, or other relatives. Before the tips, a quip: “Family quarrels have a total bitterness unmatched by others,” wrote Mignon McLaughlin. “Yet it sometimes happens that they also have a kind of tang, a pleasantness […]

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Giving Teens an Allowance – Money Management Tips for Parents

Giving Teens an Allowance – Money Management Tips for Parents

These tips for giving teens an allowance are from a money expert whose job revolves around giving money management tips to parents and kids! A parent asked me about giving her 13 year old teenager $50 a week for an allowance. Since I’m no expert on teens and money management, I asked the creator of KidsSave for […]

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Weight Loss Tips for Teens – From Fat Blasting Dance to Dr Oz

Weight Loss Tips for Teens – From Fat Blasting Dance to Dr Oz

Written by on September 12, 2009 in Tips for Teens & Children, Weight Loss Tips with 20 Comments

These teen weight loss tips start with a fat blasting dance mix, and end with weight loss wisdom from Dr Oz. Before the tips, a quip: “Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time,” said Mark Twain. It’s not glamorous or […]

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Sending Your Kid to College – Tips for Surviving College for Parents of Freshmen

Sending Your Kid to College – Tips for Surviving College for Parents of Freshmen

If nervous about sending your child off to college, check out these tips for surviving college for parents of freshmen! They’re from a psychologist who specializes in helping new students adjust to school and achieve their college goals. These tips will help parents establish a healthy balance between being involved and supportive — but not too involved. […]

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