Overcontrolling parents

October 29, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

A new study suggests that teens whose parents exerted psychological control, such as using guilt, withdrawing love, fostering anxiety or employing other manipulative techniques had difficulties in relationships later in life, such as less autonomy, less relatedness, and less ability to voice their opinions and feelings in disagreements. However, the study cannot determine if this […]

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Boomerang/failure to launch kids

October 29, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

The rise in young adults continuing to live with their parents may not be due to lack of drive or effort, but may have more to do with the growing debts they’re taking on to finance educations, since this makes it difficult to get additional credit or live independently. http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/29/young-adults-are-living-with-their-parents-but-not-as-much-as-or-why-you-think/

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Teens and binge drinking

October 29, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

Past studies have shown that binge drinking exposes an individual to an increased risk of hypertension, weight gain and type-2 diabetes. More recent research suggests that these effects may be more pronounced in teenagers and adolescents. http://cooks.ndtv.com/article/show/why-teenagers-should-avoid-binge-drinking-613436

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On family meals

October 27, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers,For teens   |   Click on title to comment!

More data on the benefits of eating regular meals together as a family:   http://www.philly.com/philly/health/topics/HealthDay692551_20141024_Teens_Who_Dine_With_Their_Families_May_Be_Slimmer_Adults.html

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…Kids today

October 27, 2014  |   For parents of teenagers   |   Click on title to comment!

  Here are some quotes to show that this generation of teenagers is no more insolent, arrogant, selfish, lazy, or disrespectful than any other:   “…[Movie stars’] beauty, their exquisite clothing, their lax habits and low moral standards, are becoming unconsciously appropriated by the plastic minds of American youth. Let them do what they may; […]

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