How to Have a Job and a Car While You’re in School

by Sam P. November 28th, 2014 | Teen Perspective, Teens
Being a teenager without funding can be quite a difficult task. For starters, if your parents make you pay for your car, gas, insurance, and so on and so forth if you don't have a job you don't have a car. Many of my friends have cars and jobs and manage to juggle their schedule fairly well, but several of them also don't have to pay for their car.

One of my friends pays for almost everything on her car. She did not specifically buy the car, but she pays for half her insurance, inspection, gas, and little
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When Tweens Test Limits

by Ronald A. Rowe November 27th, 2014 | Behavior, Tweens
Tweens test limits.  That’s just what they do.  From the best behaved to the most trying, they all test the limits of their freedom in one way or another.  It’s all a natural part of a child’s development.  Tweens are growing up and learning to distinguish themselves from the family unit.  Instead of being “just” your son or daughter, your tween is working to develop an identity of his or her own.  And, like it or not, your child will draw on examples from friends, TV, and movies in an effort to create an individual identity.

Your eleven year-old son
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When is it Safe to Move to the Front Seat?

by Ronald A. Rowe November 26th, 2014 | Big Kids, Elementary, Safety
Car safety is an important consideration with any child.  Car seats are recommended for children up to age 8.  The biggest problem that we encountered with enforcing this rule was that so many of our children’s friends were allowed to ditch the seat early.  We’ve all had the “All my friends are doing it; why can’t I?” argument at one time or another.  It’s a standard part of the parent-child relationship.

Somehow it was a little more difficult than usual.  With both our sons their was a deep sense of
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