Comment of the Day: ‘Kids were just trying to get a rise out of me’

Adults weren’t always helpful. I learned to rely on my own resources.

My Teenage Son (Who Has Bipolar Disorder) is My Mentor

Liza Long looks to her son as a mentor. ___ In the third week of September 16 years ago, I met my second son for the first time. A difficult pregnancy with preterm labor and several long, tedious weeks of bed rest concluded anticlimactically with an apparently healthy baby born on his due date, a […]

How to Teach Your Teens to Become Financially Independent

7 money lessons all high school kids should know by the time they graduate.

5 Challenges Dads Face Over the Sexual Harassment of Teens

Teens are getting the wrong messages about sex and relationships on social media and messaging apps. Robert Locke gives you some of the basics in a must-read.

Your Teen Crossed The Law: It’s Time To Review Your Family’s Asset Protection Plan

What happens when your kid turns criminal? How do you protect the family while trying to save him or her?

When Gangs are the Most Stable Option

Gangs offer a tempting ‘home’ to frustrated, unhappy young men.

Utilizing The Arbinger Principles At Home With Your Boys

The Arbinger Principles might be new to some people so Tyler Jacobson explains how they can help parents have the tools to help their children acquire necessary life skills.

5 Important Mindsets for Dads When Your Adolescent Wants to Quit

Is playing sports your child’s dream or yours?

3 Tips For Raising Kids Who Won’t Bully Others

And no, it’s NOT normal for kids to be bullied. Period.

Stop Criminalizing Teens for Sexting

Teens are native tech users — they use their phones like they use their hands.

4 Things Every Teenager Wants Their Parent to Understand

Mike Berry is a dad who understands teenagers. Here’s what your kids want you to know.

Isolation Is A Killer. Asking For Help Is All We Can Do

Shawn Henfling speaks about his own battle with depression and an actionable plan for helping others

Andy: No End to Good Parenting

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

Sorry, Kid. Don’t Want You. You’re Gay.

Or bi, or questioning, or trans, or queer, or lesbian, or something else that “doesn’t fit”.

Knowing When It Is Too Late To Helicopter Parent Your Troubled Teen

Tyler Jacobson offers alternatives to ‘helicopter parenting’ troubled teens.  — Sometimes teens go from normal teenage angst to troubled teen in the blink of an eye leaving us parents shell shocked and wondering what to do next. In this situation one of the normal reactions is to become a ‘helicopter’ parent who has to know […]

Death Is The Greatest Teacher In Life

Shawn Henfling believes that experience is lifes great educator.