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 […]

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 […]

Teacher Student Relationships

February 12th, 2013 posted by Growing Up

A Supportive One Can Reduce Aggression Preventing acts of childhood aggression has become a major focus for schools throughout the nation, but their efforts may be lacking a critical ingredient […]

Gift Ideas for Teen Girls

February 12th, 2013 posted by Rachel Paxton

Holidays, birthdays, graduation… these are all occasions when we might struggle to come up with an inexpensive gift idea for the teenage girl in our life. Following are some gift […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

Drug Use: The Tell-Tale Trail

February 12th, 2013 posted by Robert Morton, M.Ed., Ed.S.

Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Abuse: How to Spot It, Stop It, and Get Help for Your Family 23 Signs of Teen Involvement in the Drug Scene by Robert Morton, M.Ed., […]

The Truth About Teen Blogging

February 12th, 2013 posted by Barbara McRae, MCC

by Barbara McRae Four million teens are blogging! What’s a blog you ask? A blog (web + log) is an online journal often hosted free of charge by such companies […]

Kids and Marijuana: Not a Harmless High

February 12th, 2013 posted by TheAntiDrug.com

Users say it makes them mellow. Proponents of legalization say it’s okay to smoke. Doctors warn of its harmful effects. Researchers say that from 1991 to 2001, the number of […]

Get Household Chores Finished In Record Time

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ashley Buffa

Household chores can be a real downer. They have to be completed monthly, weekly, daily, sometimes multiple times a day. If only one person, usually mom, is responsible for all […]

When a Child is Caught Stealing

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Situation: Money has been disappearing from my wallet, and my daughter is suddenly buying things that she couldn’t possibly afford on her own. I suspect that she’s been taking the […]

Middle Ground: A Heartwarming Story from a Middle Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Casey Fletcher

Email this page NEWSLETTER if (typeof(gnm_ord)==’undefined’) gnm_ord=Math.random()*10000000000000000; if (typeof(gnm_tile) == ‘undefined’) gnm_tile=1; A Heartwarming Story from a Middle Child That early morning in the bustling, congested airport was the first […]

Gratitude More Than Attitude: Teaching Children the Joy of Being Grateful

February 12th, 2013 posted by Caron B. Goode, Ed.D.

by Caron B. Goode, Ed.D. Gratitude is more than an attitude. Recent studies show that grateful people are happier, more resilient, and less depressed. They also have higher self-esteem and […]

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 […]

Parents: Help Prevent Teen Driver Car Crashes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Gary Direnfeld

by Gary Direnfeld Whenever one gets behind the wheel of a car the process of risk assessment begins. This is why drivers look both ways before entering the roadway. The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teaching Kids Their Financial ABC’s

February 12th, 2013 posted by Julie Kletzman

In this article, I will hopefully be passing on vital information to you about teaching your children good money management skills. In the process, of course, you too will hopefully […]

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 […]

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 […]

Teaching Your Teen to Drive Without Driving Each Other Crazy

February 12th, 2013 posted by Victoria Benz

Parents who have taught their teens how to drive can relate to the anxiety and sometimes sheer terror that can go along with it, especially when they realize the invisible […]

Teaching Your Child the ABC’s of Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by IHateFinancialPlanning.com

Aaaarrrrrgh!!*!!*!! Do you scream every time you hear your kids say in that whiney, all-too familiar tone, “I want it, I need it, all the other kids have it.” Do […]

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Parents are always looking for ways to sneak some vegetables into their child’s diet. Well, unless your kids are avid carrot lovers, just call these orange ice pops — they’ll […]