Teens

Enter the teen years. Soon your child will be driving, getting his own part time job and moving on with his life. Help him along however you can.

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The Detectable Signs of Cyber Bullying

May 23rd, 2013 posted by Jessica Salt

Unfortunately, bullying is commonplace at schools, especially in junior high and high school. However, cyber bullying is even more troubling because it is harder to monitor. Both situations contribute to […]

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24 Graduation Crafts & Recipes for Grads of All Ages

May 17th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

It’s that time of year again. Time for kids all over to don their graduation gowns and caps and march down the aisle to a new beginning! Graduation is not […]

Spring Yard Clean Up: Turning Chores Into a Game

Spring Yard Clean Up: Turning Chores Into a Game

May 17th, 2013 posted by Rebecca Brea

Spring is here and that means it’s time to pay some attention to the backyard and get it ready for the coming summer. Winter’s weather probably wreaked havoc on your […]

So Little Time

February 12th, 2013 posted by Megan Hartmann

by Megan Hartmann “Ring, Ring,” it was the phone call that would change my life forever. My mom went over to answer and began to talk. An instant sinking feeling […]

Accident Report (Humor)

February 12th, 2013 posted by W. Bruce Cameron

Guess Who Didn’t Take a Nap? : A Baby Blues Collection (Baby Blues Scrapbook No 3) In the third collection of this heartwarming strip, parents Wanda and Darryl are bewildered […]

I Want Privacy!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question My child complains that she doesn’t get any privacy. She doesn’t want us to walk into her room any time we want to, and has even asked for a […]

The Killer Under Our Sinks: Inhalants

February 12th, 2013 posted by TheAntiDrug.com

Inhalants are common products found right in the home and are among the most popular and deadly substances kids abuse. Inhalant abuse can result in death from the very first […]

Don’t Call Me Dude

February 12th, 2013 posted by Julie DiNapoli

My friend recently commented on the heavy demands of motherhood and as I listened, I wholeheartedly agreed. No truer words had ever been spoken. She declared, “If mama ain’t happy, […]

Simple Mommy Secrets to Choosing the Right Chores for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Michele Borba

by Dr. Michele Borba Several years ago I learned a Mommy Secret from my girlfriend about kids’ chores that I’ve never forgot. Cindy and I were busy chatting away when […]

A Pubescent Plague (humor)

February 12th, 2013 posted by Keith J. MacDonald

The world is truly becoming a frightful place to live. Almost daily we are exposed to a fresh new array of life-threatening dangers … like for instance, that hideous rumor […]

How to Get Your Children Brand Free

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gregory Thomas

by Gregory Thomas Those of you that have children know what an excursion to the local mall or supermarket can be like. If you’re not careful, this simple trip can […]

The Identified Problem Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

The Difficult Child Some people call them the “black sheep” of the family and are content to let them stay that way. Others try to change them and take them […]

Dog Doo To Do

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

“Dad! I’m home!” Melody announced her arrival from school in the typical way. “Where are you?’ “In my office, Mel,” Kevin answered. She ambled in, knowing she’d get a hug, […]

Raising Responsible Teens

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Direnfeld

Peer pressure move over. There’s a more powerful influence in the lives of teens and it’s found at home. While peers undoubtedly influence each other, social science research demonstrates time […]

6 Ways to Protect Your Latchkey Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Steve Cross

by Steve Cross As a parent, you don’t choose to have your kids at home alone, but sometimes the pressures of two parents working, school schedules, and baby sitting problems […]

When Your Child is the Bully: Five Important Issues to Address

February 12th, 2013 posted by Derek Randel

“The phone rang one night last week and it was Mr. Scott, my son’s math teacher. He was informing me that my son, Ben, was hitting other students and even […]

How to Feed a Hungry Teen

February 12th, 2013 posted by Live Well, Be Well Magazine

For the fourth time today, you’ve seen your teenager standing searchingly in front of your open refrigerator. And now you’ve just finished dinner. What gives? Teenaged kids often seem insatiable. […]

The Frequent Mover’s Card

February 12th, 2013 posted by Mia Cronan

More and more people and families are relocating to new cities, states, and sometimes countries for their companies. For those folks who do this often, there should be a frequent […]

Daughters Driving (Humor)

February 12th, 2013 posted by W. Bruce Cameron

My daughters are driving. Let me explain what this means. It means that two teenage girls whose primary method of observation is “distraction” are out there aiming tons of metal […]

Positive Thinking for Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

During their growth and development, children go through many stages of self-doubt. They are always comparing themselves to others, and they often see themselves as coming up short. As parents, […]

5 Secrets for Handling Difficult Teen Parenting Situations

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara McRae, MCC

by Barbara McRae, MCC The most common issues between parents and teens arise due to poor communication, power struggles and a lack of empathy. If you use the same parenting […]

When Children Lie

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: I’ve been catching my child in small lies, of the “I didn’t do it” variety. How can I stop this behavior before it starts to escalate? Think about it […]

Help Teens Get the Sleep they Need

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Teenagers are one of the most sleep deprived segments of the population. Most teens require at least nine hours of sleep but get much, much less. It’s a time when […]

Teens on the Internet: How Can You Ensure Their Safety?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Suzanne Donahue

by Suzanne Donahue According to a recent report by Jupiter Communications and Media Metrix, the most notable increase of Internet usage, by age group, from 1999 to 2000 was among […]

Clean Your Room!

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: My child’s bedroom looks like it’s been put through a blender! I can’t see the carpet, and to walk through the room I have to dodge clothes, toys, and […]

Pitchin’ In – Simple Ways to Get Your Family Involved

February 12th, 2013 posted by Colleen Langenfeld

We all have ‘em. Families that would rather do a million other things than… clean the garage. do their homework. make their beds. walk the dog. practice their musical instrument. […]

When a Child Steals

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

by Elizabeth Pantley Q: I’m in shock! My child was caught shoplifting! She’s a good kid, so I’m really puzzled. What should I do? A: Many children will steal something […]

Growing Up & Moving Out: Or Are They?

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara McRae, MCC

by Barbara McRae The latest parenting challenge is dealing with emerging adults who have no intention of leaving the nest. Many 19 to 29-year-olds either return home after college or […]

Teens & Smoking

February 12th, 2013 posted by Joan Bramsch

This is a most serious topic. I’m keeping my promise to discuss the Parental challenge to prevent smoking and drinking by a teen child. IMO the challenge begins long before […]

Children Should Take Responsibility for Decreasing TV Viewing

February 12th, 2013 posted by Growing Up

Getting children to decrease the amount of time they watch TV is not often easy, but researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Mississippi say encouraging children to […]

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