I was sitting next to a 14-year-old boy recently and I noticed that he kept pulling at his shirt so that it covered the front of him. He seemed nervous about something and then I realized, he was preparing for battle with his penis that…[Read more...]
How to Help Your Son Deal with Spontaneous Erections
February 28, 2019 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
Parents: Don’t Make the Situation Worse by Asking Your Adolescent Questions
February 21, 2019 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
I understand how adolescents can elicit a quick negative reaction from their parents because of their rebellious attitude. When they were younger, a quick reaction by mom or dad was enough to end the conflict. Now that their children are preteens or young teens, those…[Read more...]
Why the Teenager Attitude Change?
February 14, 2019 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
During the adolescent years, around 10 to 11 years old, there is a rapid brain development happening inside the heads of your pre-teen. You remember those precious early years as they were learning to walk and express themselves? This explosive brain development period is very…[Read more...]
Good Kids and Bad Choices: How to Help Them Learn the Difference
January 24, 2019 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
“You’re a great kid – you made a bad choice.” Does this sentiment sound familiar to you? If you are the parent of an adolescent, it’s likely you’ve found yourself uttering that statement in some form or another. Consider this parenting challenge: Your adolescent son…[Read more...]
What Happens When Grandparents Aren’t Ready for Your Moody Adolescent?
January 17, 2019 Written by: Dr. Shelley Metten
As the parent of an adolescent, you’re likely spending a lot of time searching the internet for answers and guidance to understand the changing nature of your relationship with your child. You may be learning about the fascinating changes going on in your child’s brain…[Read more...]