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 […]

Arguing & Back Talk

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Question: I know my kid’s going to grow up to be a lawyer! He argues whenever he’s asked to do something. He debates his rights when he’s asked to stop […]

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, […]

Being Involved Means You Care

February 12th, 2013 posted by Caroline Shaw

I live with a Scotch-Irishman and he is a trip! I haveoften thought tomyself “Why is it that our children are so well-behaved?” (or so I am told). My husband […]

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What Every College-bound Student Needs

February 12th, 2013 posted by Family Corner Staff

If there’s one day that high school seniors (and their exhausted parents!) both anxiously await, it’s graduation day. And while college-bound students should be equipped with positive attitudes and good […]

Beyond The Blues: Kids and Depression

February 12th, 2013 posted by Dr. Maryann Rosenthal

Over 11 million prescriptions were written last year for kids with depression. That did not include those who didn’t even see a doctor. Growing up is never easy. It is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Casual Remarks

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

It’s a curious affliction: the tendency to talk about one’s children in the most brutally honest and hurtful ways without realizing that the cherished subjects of the offensive comments are […]

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 […]

From The Mouths of Babes – A Teen Pregnancy

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

” I got pregnant in February of ’98 so when summer arrived and all of my friends were at the beach in bikinis I was shopping for maternity clothes.” An […]

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 […]

Talking To Children About Violence

February 12th, 2013 posted by Ron Huxley

Violence in society is a major issue for families today. It’s everywhere we look, it seems, and as a parent it disturbs me deeply. Part of the job of parenting […]

Frugal Fashion for Teens

February 12th, 2013 posted by Suzanne Donahue

by Suzanne Donahue One of the most popular questions I receive in my mail is “How can I have clothes that are in style without going broke?” Being the frugal […]

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 […]

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