Understanding the motives that complicate our communication with our adult children. Does your child being out of school for the summer have you in near panic? It won't if you remember the letters P—E—A.
Bringing up children is scary. Most of us resolve never to make what we see as the mistakes our parents made, but no parent is perfect. And people are now sharing what they consider to be the things parents do that cause their children to have the most problems in later life.
See also: How do you cope with estrangement? She's been there. Deborah and her son, Marcus, 26, were exceptionally close when he was a child, but became estranged after she and Marcus's father divorced in
Part of the Kids and Pornography Series. I can still recall a desperate phone call from a mom and dad who had discovered their 9-year-old daughter had been secretly accessing pornographic sites on the computer. It turns out she accidentally opened an ad that had popped up and continued to seek it out from that point on.
Ah, sweet bedtime. The kiddos are tuckered out and tucked in. Yes, this cringe-inducing scenario is regrettable.
By Lindsay Kneteman Sep 24, Photo: iStockphoto. She told herself that, when it came to teaching her kids about sex, she would be open and honest.
I know I'm going to get criticized for this, and I can take it. I've done a really embarassing thing and I hope I can get some advice here. I was seperated for 9 months before that.
If you're wondering about the right time to talk to your son about sexthen recent research has some recommendations for you: don't. Don't talk to your son about sex. Instead, talk to him about relationships. Talk to him about romance.
Daddy was helping Mommy look for a quarter she lost! Most parents have at least considered this moment. Then we do the mental equivalent of sticking our fingers in our ears and closing our eyes to block out the horrific, therapy-requiring fallout that we imagine.