We see the reality today in our Country Trinidad and Tobago and in general, that many young people—especially in their teenage years—weaken in their faith when they are tested. The origin of these crises can vary widely: pressure from a paganized environment, friends who ridicule others’ religious convictions, a teacher who imparts an atheistic viewpoint or denigrates the importance of God. But these crises become serious only if those undergoing them are unable to open up their hearts to the right people for advice.

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Raising Teenage Children

On 05/05/2012, in Features, by Tonia

Some key ideas to keep in mind in leading your teenage children toward responsible adulthood. Bear in mind the powerful influence of body chemistry on an adolescent’s emotions and judgment. They are often uncertain, impulsive, overly sensitive, especially at ages 13, 15, and 17. In many ways, the mood swings of adolescence are like those that children display at ages two to five, and are largely caused by the same growth spurts and hormonal currents within them.

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How to really love your teenager

On 13/04/2012, in Features, by Mark
Guiding a child through the teenage years is a complex venture and one in which many parents today are having great difficulty. In almost every respect, the adolescent situation is becoming worse year after year. Teenage pregnancy, suicide, declining academic achievement scores, drug abuse, juvenile crime, and feelings of despair are statistically overwhelming. (Our own country Trinidad and Tobago is no exception). What’s wrong? Although most parents truly love their teenagers, they don’t know how to convey that love in ways that make their teenagers feel loved and accepted.

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Sex Education at Home

On 07/03/2012, in Parenting Tips, by Mark
Education in chastity is aimed at teaching individuals to understand and administer their sexual powers according to the truth about human love. This demands a deep appreciation of the dignity of sex and a profound respect for human life.
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The greatest single thing that any parent can do to improve communication with their adolescent son and daughter, is to think about them in a different way. 

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