I’m Waiting 23: Giving Power Through Knowledge

[display_podcast]Q: Why wait if I already did it? I didn’t want to but I felt pressured.~ 11th grade femaleA:  There are actually three different parts to this question we recently received after a presentation.  One question and two statements.  Let’s look at each of them.First the question:  “Why wait if I already did it?”One of the biggest lies is that if you’ve already done something you have to continue, especially if something could potentially make your life more difficult … [Read more...]

I’m Waiting 22: Dealing with Peer Pressure

[display_podcast]Peer pressure probably has been around since the beginning of time.  Humans are basically social people and need to be around other people, at least part of the time.  That creates an environment for peer pressure to occur.Peer pressure is not isolated to teens.  Peer pressure happens in adults also.  Social media is no respecter of persons when it comes to peer pressure.  From moms seeing other moms raising their kids and feeling pressure to keep up, to guys seeing what … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily 43: How Divorce Impacts Teenagers: 13-18 Years Old

[display_podcast] We have been discussing how divorce effects children differently, depending on their ages.  It’s so important to be aware of this when a family is experiencing divorce, in order to help your child cope in ways that are most beneficial to them in their age group.  Today we will discuss how divorce impacts teens, ages 13-18 years of age. As teens grow so does their desire to be independent.  They still need you however.  Though it may seem they are rebelling against you and what … [Read more...]