Month: January 2017

Handling Child Dropping Out of College

Help for parents whose child has announced he/she is dropping out of college or who recently dropped out of college. Parents write: Our college freshman son recently informed us that he will not be returning to school next year. Unbeknownst to us, his grades have been slipping since the start of the academic year. We … Continue reading Handling Child Dropping Out of College

Parental Pressure Kills Creativity and Self-Esteem in Children

Introduction The straightforward answer to this statement is yes. Parents rear not only their children, but also expectations from them. The benchmark of expectations keeps on increasing each year. Under paternal pressure, the children slog hard to meet ever-increasing expectations. Moreover, they don't get a chance to express their views on their expectations. On the … Continue reading Parental Pressure Kills Creativity and Self-Esteem in Children

Helping Your Depressed Teenager…

When kids are young, parents are used to swooping in and rescuing them whenever they need help. As your kids get older and their problems become more complex, you have to transition into more of a supporting role, and that can be difficult. This is especially true with teens who are struggling with depression. They … Continue reading Helping Your Depressed Teenager…

Helping Your Teen Deal With Stress: Discover the causes of teenage stress and how to help your teen manage stress.

Kids can be affected by stress, or have sad moods. They can also suffer from depression. Stressed out! What might stress your child Help your teen manage stress Tips to cut down stress Stressed out! Some estimates say that up to ten per cent of children in middle childhood may suffer from depression. What might … Continue reading Helping Your Teen Deal With Stress: Discover the causes of teenage stress and how to help your teen manage stress.