Ten tips for parenting teens today

By StatePoint Parenting a teenager can be an uphill battle. In addition to the problems you may have faced in your own youth, teenagers today face a new host of issues presented by texting, sexting, social media and cyberbullying. “Say the right thing and you’ll open up lines of communication. Say the wrong thing and it could lead to a fight or silent treatment,” said Joani Geltman, child development and parenting expert and author of “A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out.” Geltman offers her “Top … Continue reading

Seven parenting tips for successful young learners

  By Bernadette Davidson, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center All parents want their preschool children to be ready to learn and find success in life. The latest brain development research has surprising and hopeful information that can help support our children to be successful in school and in life. Research points to the importance of the early years when the brain architecture lays the foundation all growth and development builds upon. Children who receive responsive, respectful care in the first years of life in the context of loving relationships fare well. It is in the context of daily encounters between adults … Continue reading