Challenges of Parenting – Questions and Answers

Magnifying Glass - AnswersWith school back on the agenda again, are you facing new challenges in parenting this fall? In the midst of your routine – supervising homework, driving carpool and monitoring after school activities – know that you can find support here at Her Mentor Center for the issues affecting your kids, no matter what their age.

Here are some questions about your concerns as well as strategies we’ve put together to help you deal with them.

If your youngster is in grade school, are you tempted to follow that familiar yellow bus to make sure she is all right? But hovering can actually make it more difficult for children to have the confidence they need to stand on their own. If you feel you can easily fall into the behavior of a helicopter parent, we’ve got 4 suggestions to help you let go.

Is your preteen son finding it hard to put down his electronics and pick up his schoolbooks? If he is more connected to his iphone than to you and the family, it’s time for him to log off and unplug for a while. We’ve compiled 7 tips to help you move your child away from the virtual world into the real one.

Are you worried that your son is being bullied by his classmates? Talk with your school, as most have instituted policies to help prevent bullying and respond to it when it occurs. As a parent, there are 5 steps you can take to support your child if he is being picked on by others.

Did you discover your teenage girl has been sexting – sending racy photos and texts over the Internet? Social media are an important part of a teen’s lifestyle, but if your daughter has been using them in a risky, inappropriate way, you may want to try out 5 strategies to help protect her before she hits that send button.

Are you texting several times a day with your kidults in college and finding it hard to expect more independent behavior from them? When you actively involve them in understanding and participating 5 ways in the expenses of a college education, it can reduce the stress each of you is feeling.

Has your adult child has returned home as a boomerang kid? In our book, Whose Couch Is It Anyway? Moving Your Millennial, you’ll find insightful stores about how families have found solutions to the challenges of living together again. You can all learn how to communicate, compromise and cooperate as you navigate the generation gap.

Parenting is never easy, especially these days, and there’s not one solution that works for every family. But our resources can help you consider your choices before the leaves begin to turn their fall colors.

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