You are a working single parent of a 16-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. Your son has an 11 PM curfew on weekends, but recently, he has been ignoring curfew and coming home after midnight. When you try to address this with him, he either ignores you or gets angry and starts screaming at you. When he’s at home, he tends to shut himself away in his room. His latest report card shows that his grades are slipping. You are getting very concerned, but you work full-time and parent by yourself, so you are getting frustrated as well.
At the same time, your daughter has been telling you that she doesn’t feel well and doesn’t want to go to school. After some prodding, she shared that she has been getting teased at school and bullied online.
After reviewing the learning resources for this week, come up with a strategy for dealing with your children that is supported by the literature on adolescent discipline. What are some of the things that you need to take into consideration? What actions would you implement to try and address the problematic behaviors you are witnessing? What actions would you avoid?
For this discussion, an excellent response will be well written and at least 2-3 paragraphs in length, incorporatingat least 3of the learning resources provided. You may also include other resources that you find outside of the classroom. Remember to use in-text citations and a reference list to identify the ideas that you learned from your sources. Any idea that came from something you read must be cited. When in doubt, cite it!
Special Topics in Parenting
In this section, we will examine a number of special topics related to parenting today. As you glance through the list it will become immediately apparent that most of the topics are a direct result of societal changes in the United States: intergenerational relationships, single parenting, divorce, stepparenting, parenting children with special needs, parents putting children at risk, and working parents and child care.
Many of you will find a number of these special topics directly relevant to you or to someone close to you. Some of the issues are at the family level, others are at the community or national level. But most of these issues affect all of us in some way.
Reading about adolescent development, problems often faced by teens and their parents, as well as suggestions for parents on helping their child navigate the teenage years.
Parenting Concerns with Adolescent Children
Risk Behaviors is a compilation of articles on high-risk behaviors, such as:
Drug Use Among Teens
HIV/AIDS and its Impact on Adolescents
Sexual Activity Among Teens and Teen Pregnancy Trends
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Smoking and its Effect on Children?s Health
This resource defines bullying, describes the many forms of bullying in both children and adults. The authors