I t's so unfair. No one understands you. People who actually have no idea tell you what to do all the time. About anything. No one is there when you discover something completely weird about the world. Not all the time.
When Your Teen Is Having a Baby (for Parents) - KidsHealth
I recently wrote about how our society makes it increasingly hard for girls to value and support one another, and this got me to thinking about ways that we, as mothers, can help foster good relations amongst our growing daughters. Do we live in a world that teaches girls to dislike one another, from the off? Is it any wonder that they naturally seem to distrust, and all too often dislike one another? How then can we help and support our girls to support one another?
If your daughter is pregnant and planning to have the baby, many changes await your family. And though it's certainly not what most parents expect, it happens every day: nearly , teenage girls in the United States give birth every year. If your teen is about to become a mother or your son has fathered a child , it can be overwhelming for all of you. How can you support your child through the challenges that lie ahead?
Take time to actively listen Actively listening means paying close attention to what your child is saying and feeling, rather than thinking of what you want to say next. Set clear rules about behaviour Family rules make expectations about behaviour clear. If you can, involve all family members in the discussions about rules. Try to keep the rules positive. Broken rules: follow up calmly, firmly and consistently You can do this by using a brief and fair consequence that you and your child have agreed on in advance.