Jennifer Power’s Blog

TED Talks For Parents Raising Teens

TED Talks For Parents Raising Teens

Parenting is difficult, but parenting a teenager might be the most difficult aspect of parenting. All parents will get to this point at some time down the road - your kids grow up, and while they're still children, they have a mind of their own, and sometimes they...

Great Parenting Podcasts For 2022

Great Parenting Podcasts For 2022

A good podcast is an easy way to keep up with what's happening in the world around you. They can be accessed anywhere with a cell phone and can be a great form of passive entertainment, news, or even education. When you're a busy parent, a good podcast can be a great...

Parenting Tips for Handling Preteens

Parenting Tips for Handling Preteens

Getting through the transition from adolescence to adulthood can be a challenging process for parents of young children. As their hormones start to rise, they often feel like they are being pushed too much, and they are also more prone to mood swings. As kids enter...

Comparing Different Schooling Options

Comparing Different Schooling Options

There are various options available to parents when it comes to choosing a school for their children. The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and the rise of charter schools have led to an increasing number of families choosing non-traditional types of schools. Also, the...

How to Parent a Defiant Child

How to Parent a Defiant Child

At some point, your perfect children can start to become defiant. This can be frustrating for parents, as it can lead to more stress in the household. There are ways to manage this issue before you seek help from a professional. Below are some tips for parents dealing...

How do Parents Affect their Child’s Mental Health?

How do Parents Affect their Child’s Mental Health?

Several different things can affect a child's mental health. Some are out of parents' control, such as economic and social factors, but some factors such as parental care and support may impact the child's mental health significantly. This post will explore some...

Dealing With Toxic Parents

Dealing With Toxic Parents

It can be incredibly challenging to cope with someone who is toxic when it happens to be a parent. Various things can be done to minimize the effects of toxic parents. This article will walk you through some of these steps and provide helpful tips on handling toxic...

How Parenting Styles Affect Child Personality

How Parenting Styles Affect Child Personality

Although developmental psychologists have studied how parents affect children's development for many years, they cannot clearly demonstrate how their actions affect kids' behavior. Some children who share a home can have very different personalities. Despite the...

Parenting Trends We’re Embracing in 2022

Parenting Trends We’re Embracing in 2022

There is no denying that the past couple of years has been rough ones for raising children. Through two years of a global pandemic, parents have learned a lot and are ready to move into 2022 with some new perspectives. To welcome a safer year, here are five parenting...