Teens Need Sleep!

by Jennifer S. Rowe October 24th, 2014 | School, Teens
Teens have very busy schedules starting very early in the morning, so sleep is a very important component when it comes to their success or failure. I know that if my teenage son doesn't get enough sleep, it is a recipe for disaster! Sleep deprivation effects everything from your teen's ability to focus, to his or her having a bad attitude. I know that if I don't get enough sleep, I am not the most pleasant person to deal with!

Adolescents are notorious for not getting enough sleep. The average amount of sleep that teenagers get is between
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Convincing Tweens: School is Fun

by Lori Sciame October 23rd, 2014 | School, Tweens
Tweens either proclaim to either love or hate people, places, or things.  It's the age where drama and emotions rule; therefore, it's your job to keep a tween convinced that school, including learning, is fun.  While school might require a child to complete homework and tests, he or she will do so more readily if doing the task seems like a positive challenge instead of a negative one.

Your work is cut out for you.  Tweens exhibit strong emotions --  happy one minute and angry the next. Yet, if you stay calm and consistent, you can instill your high value
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Three Causes of Behavior Change

by Lori Sciame October 22nd, 2014 | Behavior, Big Kids, Elementary
When a child's behavior suddenly changes, it can be a tumultuous time.  A previously sweet, outgoing young boy becomes sullen - barely leaving his room, or a smart, interested girl suddenly seems angry all the time.  What accounts for these sudden changes?  Let's explore three possibilities.

1.  Sexual Abuse

No parent wants to believe his or her child has become a victim of sexual abuse, but it happens -- all too often.  Even if a parent works diligently to protect his child from sexual predators, they may still be lurking.

Consider these
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