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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Overindulgence Hurts Kids

February 12th, 2013 posted by Patti Teel

Raising my own children taught me that I owe my parents a debt of gratitude, not only for the things they did for me-but for the things they were wise […]

What to Teach Your Teens About Money

February 12th, 2013 posted by Jonni McCoy

There’s an old saying that ‘the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree’. For those of you too young to have heard that phrase before, it means that children will […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nine Ways to Help Children to Cope With Loss and Grief

February 12th, 2013 posted by Sally Sacks

by Sally Sacks The biggest problem children have in coping with their grief is the inattention and lack of awareness adults have in the need to talk about it, express […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]