Resources for parents of at-risk and troubled teens.



April 2011

Finding Parent Resources is Helpful for Maine Parents

by Staff, on maine, parenting, parents, resources, risk, teenagers, teens, youth

Today, it is almost impossible to raise a teen without extra outside help. There are numerous new problems that we face in today’s world, and we simply can’t be prepared for all of them. Still, we have to try to learn as much as we can in order to protect our children.

More resources for parents we find - more chance we have to succeed in positive parenting. Aldo raising kids is in our nature and we all have some basic knowledge, there are still things we need to learn. Especially with new problems, like addictions and philological and medical diseases that are new and we don’t have experience with.

Finding parent resources is not hard. Parenting today is a new science, researched and published by many specialists. Parenting teens is a special subject that many specialists find interesting and challenging, so it should not be a problem to any Maine parent to get useful information on this subject.

Resources of all kind are important for parenting, both for dealing with current and future problems, as prevention of problems is very important part of parenting and one of hardest, too. Learning about possible and typical problems of Maine teens can certainly help parents deal with them on time and save them a headache later.

Asking around your friends and other parents may be a best way to start your search for parent resources. Ask others what helped them raise their teens, where did they get all the necessary parenting knowledge and skills. When you see a functional family relationship, be sure that that did not happened over night and by itself, it took a lot of hard work. Be free to ask them for advice and be prepared to take it.

Consulting with family counselors is another good way to find what you need. Experienced therapists will surely recommend you good reading, based on your particular needs. Trained professionals will patently listen to your problem and conclude what kind of help is appropriate for you. They can also guide you with simple tips on improving your parenting even if there is no particular problem, or recommend you some parenting reading for preventing problems.

There is also internet, off course, with unlimited base of answers to parenting questions. Many parents prefer finding answer this way – it is fast, it has every subject covered and you can do it from the comfort of your home. There are sites written by counselors, so you can learn from trained professionals, or there are amateur blogs so you can learn from other parent’s experience.

Of course, there are plenty of parenting magazines and books covering variety of themes for parents. Choose the ones that suite you, consulting other parents or counselors. Every parent should have some reading material in the house, and it wouldn’t heart to read about parenting from time to time. Staff