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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Respectful Child

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

Webster defines “respect” as “to show honor or esteem for. To treat with deference and regard.” Implied in this definition is the fact that respect must be earned, and is […]

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., […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Angry Emotions – Your Child’s and Yours

February 12th, 2013 posted by Elizabeth Pantley

YOUR CHILD’S Question: My child can’t control his angry emotions. He tends to lash out at others, verbally and physically. How can I help him stop getting so angry? Think […]

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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 […]