When young teens say “Help me,” they are often asking parents to help them out by saying, “I believe you can do it.”
Articles by Emory Luce Baldwin
“You can’t just turn your emotional dial from ‘upset’ to ‘calm.’”
“Sadly, the children who don’t know or follow these rules often feel left out.”
Most parents hate complaining and yelling as much as their kids do!
“But sometimes the balance gets tipped”
“Dakota got hurt yesterday when you pushed him.”
“just leave me alone, I want to do this myself”
“Free time,” after all, is a great gift.
“‘Time Outs’ have always been meant to make kids feel bad.”
“Or, to be honest, I usually cut to the chase and just yell.”
“Your little girl may think you are the smartest and strongest man in the world, but that doesn’t mean she will always listen to you”
When today’s middle and high schools are juxtaposed with the imaginary world of Panem, I see some striking similarities. Even if your daughter and her friends are not literally fighting for their lives, it sometimes feels that way to young teens.