When your child shifts from being a year-old kid to a year-old adolescent, you're likely to see some interesting changes. Your year-old will be sensitive to their changing bodies and take notice of the changes in their peers. Your teen may worry that they are different or may wonder if they are abnormal because they aren't growing body hair or because they haven't hit a growth spurt yet. This can be hard for parents because your young teen's worries aren't always sensible, but they are real worries to your teen. Assure your teen that everyone develops at different rates and that it's normal for some teens to mature faster than others.
Jace has never lived in a world without Facebook. His father already had an account by the time he was born. Even before Jace could understand the concept of Facebook, he felt its influence every time his dad had him stop what he was doing and pose for photos that were destined to be shared online. Facebook has just always been there, in the background of his life—the place where the pictures his parents took of him ended up, where people left comments and likes.
After a decline in the s, the number of young people that commit suicide has been increasing every year. While no one can explain exactly why, many experts say adolescents and teens today probably face more pressures at home or school, worry about financial issues for their families, and use more alcohol and drugs. According to suicide. Consider these alarming figures:.
We have three boys and one little girl. Last week, we were talking about the things that no one tells you about parenting a teenage boy. I learned several years ago that those years between being a boy and being a man are the important ones. When our sons are not quite little boys anymore, yet not quite grown.