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What does parental self-care look like? 50 ideas for caring for yourself as a parent

By |March 19th, 2018|

Have you seen our post about why parental self-care is important? If not, check […]

Winning the Rat Race: Why is parental self-care important?

By |March 12th, 2018|

Parenthetical recommends you take care of yourself this month!
To help with this, we […]

Becoming Rich: What Teens Get from Giving

By |March 5th, 2018|

Prof. Michael Collins once wrote a post for Parenthetical on how to promote […]

9 Tips to Keep the Conversation Flowing with your Teen

By |February 26th, 2018|

For many parents, just getting their teen talking can be a challenge, let […]

Talking about terrorism and mass violence with teens: What can parents do?

By |February 19th, 2018|

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the […]

Setting the stage for teens’ healthy media use

By |February 12th, 2018|

TV, computer games, music, blogs, radio, smart phones . . . to say the average American adult consumes a lot of media is an understatement.  America’s youth are no different.  With so many media sources literally at their fingertips, some children and teens may actually spend more time consuming media than sleeping. Today’s Parenthetical post talks about ways to make the time your teen spends using media worthwhile.

The Diverging Paths of Parents and Teens

By |February 5th, 2018|

We usually think of the teen years as a period of major changes […]

Fighting the fair fight: How to constructively disagree with your teen

By |January 30th, 2018|

Occasional fights and disagreements with your teen are pretty much the norm for […]

Parenting from the Sidelines

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Have you ever been to a sporting event or performance where the parent […]

Helping Teens Discover Values to Live By

By |January 15th, 2018|

“How would you describe your family in three words?” asked blogger Joanna Goddard. What […]