Your Teen Is Watching Even If She Doesn’t Seem to Be Listening

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 12, 2014

Dear Shaunti, My daughter is 15 years old and I am worried that she is starting to push away not just from her dad and me but also from some of the beliefs we hold dear. What should we do?…

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How Do I Get My Teen to Comply Without Complaining?

By Shaunti Feldhahn on May 5, 2014

Dear Shaunti, I am constantly butting heads with my 14 year-old daughter. Yesterday, she asked if she could go to a concert with a group of kids that I don’t know. With her friend’s 16 year-old brother as the driver!…

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Don’t Give the Death Sentence for a Misdemeanor Crime

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 28, 2014

Dear Shaunti, My 16-year-old son came home an hour past curfew over the weekend – walked in like it was no big deal! “Hey, sorry my battery was dead so I couldn’t text you.” And then when he saw how…

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Crime and Punishment: When Do Teens Deserve Cell-Phone Restriction?

By Shaunti Feldhahn on April 17, 2014

Dear Shaunti, Undoubtedly, the most effective punishment for my teenage daughter is taking away her cell phone. There’s just one little problem: she freaks out when I do. I’m certain I’d get less of a freak-out if I ordered her…

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