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Teaching Children About Money: 4 Helpful Parenting Tips

In a recent report published by the Boy Scouts of America, the Junior Achievement Foundation  found that 54% of teens in their research study shared that they are “not sure” that they will know how to use a credit card when they are adults.  Twenty-nine percents of teen indicated that they were “not sure” how...

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Eating Disorder Websites

ScottCounseling realizes the dangers of eating disorders and empathises with the thousands of individuals who lose their lives each year striving to overcome this disease.  The following are recommended Websites that may help you overcome this terrible disease. The Emily Program Academy for Eating Disorders Eating Disorders Coalition The Center for Mindful Eating

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My Child Hates School: What Parents Can Do?

Does Your Child Hate School? It’s not uncommon for a child to say, “I hate school!”  This comment may come after a child has successfully completed several years of school with no complaints.  So, what happened?  Why does any child come to the point where they claim that they do not want to go to...

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My Child Has No Friends: What Can I Do?

Helping Your Child Make Friends There are many reasons why a child at school may lack friends.  Some children are shy. Even around children they are accustom to being with, they may hesitate to comment or participate.  Highly intelligent or children who strive to appear intelligent may also struggle to make friends. Children who are...

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Holiday Food: How To Avoid Over-Eating During the Holidays

The holiday are here and it’s time to eat!  Well, it’s also time to begin to watch what we eat.  With childhood obesity at an all time high and diabetes threating more and more Americans, we all need to be mindful of our diets during the holiday seasons.  So, here are some holiday eating tips from...

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Holiday Anxiety: How To Make Holidays Less Stressful

For many families the holiday season is full of joy, fun, get-togethers and relaxation.  Does this sound like your family.  You most likely would not be reading this article if it were true.  What you need to know is that holiday are stressful and anxiety does exist during this time for most families.  So, what...

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Teen Self-Esteem: Are Teens Today Overconfident?

  According to a study presented in HealthyDay News, “today’s American high school students are far likelier than those in the 1970s to believe they’ll make outstanding spouses, parents and workers.” The research findings, published in the November issue of Psychological Science claim that “self-esteem” movement popular among today’s parents and teachers may have gone...

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Voting: What Parents Can Do To Teach Their Children

Every year, parents have a tremendous “teachable moment:”  This teachable moment involves voting!  What a privilege we have as parents to encourage our children to participate in the voting process.  Any child who is in school is old enough to begin learning the importance of voting.  This ScottCounseling article will help you, the parent, to consider...

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My Teen Is Dating: What Parents Need To Do

“Dear ScottCounseling: I think my teen is starting to date.  What should I do?  I do not want to spy on my child, but I want to know who she is with and what they are doing.  Can you help?” This is a common email question sent to ScottCounseling, Ask a Counselor, from parents who are concerned about their...

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I Need Help!

Asking for help from a trained professional, whether it be a dentist, car mechanic, florist, doctor or other service oriented individual should be as natural as asking someone where the restrooms are in a public building.  Do you need help?  Counselors are available and trained to serve you! Ask a Counselor   ScottCounseling.com was created...

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