Our Biggest Struggle

What would you say is your biggest struggle as a parent?

Many parents might point to TV and other media. Others might say peer pressure—and that is a big one. The wrong kinds of friends can do irreparable harm to our kids’ futures.

Still others might point to drugs or alcohol – especially if there’s a history of abuse.

These are all real concerns, but for most of us, our biggest struggle as parents is our own emotional inadequacies. We carry a lot of wounds and baggage from our childhood, and don’t always know how to handle problems when they occur.

That’s why it’s so important to read and research advice from those who have already been through what we’re in the midst of. There are lots of great resources on the market, if we’ll just take time to look.

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Most parents wouldn’t put up with sarcasm from their kids. But do we hold ourselves to the same standard?

We all struggle with fear from time to time. But when does fear become a full-fledged disorder?

So, got any good “in-law” stories? If you’re married, chances are you do!

Marriage is a difficult transition for everyone, especially parents. That’s why almost all couples have at least some problems getting along with their in-laws.

To teenagers, dating is like a field full of fresh flowers; to parents, the field is often filled with explosive land mines.

We hear a lot about mums struggling with “Empty Nest” Syndrome, but often it’s good ole’ dad who takes it the hardest.

You wouldn’t plant a garden and then sit back and hope it grows. Gardens take time and effort in order to flourish.

How you see yourself as an adult depends largely on how your parents saw you when you were young. That’s a good thing to keep in mind when it comes to our own kids.

Peer pressure is a powerful force in a teen’s life. But not all peer pressure is bad for them.

Peer pressure is a powerful force in a teen’s life. But not all peer pressure is bad for them.

We all need to feel like our life has purpose. But it’s even more critical for teens.

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