When Raising Teens Hurts: Parent Abuse by Dr. John Townsend
Posted on June 21, 2013 Compass Rose Academy Most people are acutely aware of the problem of child abuse in our nation. But fewer are aware of a quieter – but no less sinister – threat to families across the U.S. Parent abuse – when a mother, father or other guardian is being harmed by […]
Learning to Trust Your Teen by Dr. John Townsend
Learning to Trust Your Teen by Dr. John Townsend Posted on June 4, 2013 One of the signs that teens are ready to enter the world of adulthood is that they become trustworthy people, which is literally “worthy of trust.” When young adults have the habits of following through on commitments, telling the truth and […]
Coaching Moms: Bringing Out Their Potential – Dr. John Townsend
If you have a significant number of mothers in your coaching practice, you have some folks with enormous potential to grow, achieve and transform. However, you must understand what is unique about moms, in order to help them get where they need to go. This article will give you the key skills to coaching moms […]
Handling Aggressive Behavior Toward Another Child – Dr. John Townsend
“What should I do if my child is displaying mean behavior toward other children? When do I intervene or when do I let her resolve it? How do I approach the other children’s parents?” One of the most troubling parts of parenting is to witness our own preschooler’s mean and aggressive behavior toward another kid. […]
Making Goal Setting a Part of Your Teen’s Life – Dr. John Townsend
The words “teen” and “goal” sound like an oxymoron. They just don’t seem to go together! Whether it be about grades, athletics, art, friendships, self care or spiritual values, goals aren’t high on most teens’ radars. Yet the adolescent who learns the value and habit of having good goals is ahead of the game as […]
The myth of positive self-esteem
There is a lot of talk today about self-esteem. Parents are careful to build it in their children. People seek it for themselves. Therapists encourage it in their clients. Does it help? Can you build it? What is it you are trying to build when you build “self-esteem?” People who talk about building positive self-esteem […]
What is the goal of your parenting?
Survival – keep things on an even keel day to day. Independence – teach children to be self-sufficient. Competence – teach children to capable. Problem solving – address problems as they arise. Morality – teach children to be good. Religious life – teach children to have God at the center of their lives. The Real […]
How do you handle tantrums?
Cheryl was at the end of her rope. Eleven-year-old Nathan threw tantrums when he was frustrated. Tantrums at that age could be scary. He would yell at her, stomp, slam doors, and sometimes throw things. Yet Cheryl thought, He needs a place to let out those bottled-up feelings, or they’ll eat him up inside. So […]