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Teen’s Perspective on Family Parties

by Sam P. August 22nd, 2014| Social, Teens
As we get older, family parties become more and more difficult.  Between the smothering amounts of love you receive from old relatives you haven't seen since you were five, and hardly remember, to the fact that there's almost never anyone your age there, family parties can be rough.  But

Communication Can Save Lives- Talk to Your Teen

by Jennifer S. Rowe August 15th, 2014| Social, Teens
So here I am trying to think of an article to write on the subject of “teen safety” and BOOM, I read this open letter on facebook from a mother to her teen son about drinking alcohol. Don’t you love it when a great opportunity just presents itself!

Sometimes as

Hosting A Teen Party: The Parent’s Role

by Jennifer S. Rowe July 18th, 2014| Social, Teens
Parents understand the importance of a social life when it comes to their teens, and should take a great deal of interest in this subject. Hosting a party is a great way to for your teen to socialize, and it gives you, the parent, an opportunity to get to
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For Teens: How to Have Friends Over in the Summer

by Sam P. June 27th, 2014| Social, Teen Perspective, Teens
The summer is a fabulous time when kids get a break from school and have all the time in the world to hang out with friends.  You do have to keep in mind that your parents can say no if you and your friends don't behave well.

There are several

It’s All About Confidence: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. May 23rd, 2014| Social, Teen Perspective, Teens
As a young adult, everyone tells you the same things: "It's all about confidence," "Confidence is key," etc.  For the longest time, I was a complete skeptic.  I thought that the value of confidence was completely made up.  It was a mystified gift made up by adults as a

Prom Planning

by Sam P. April 18th, 2014| Social, Teen Perspective, Teens
With spring and warm weather comes prom.  If you are going to prom it may be quite hectic trying to get everyone together to plan everything.  Well, I have a few simple tips that will solve everything.

  1. Anything that needs to be ordered or altered should be done so at
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School Events: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. March 28th, 2014| Social, Teen Perspective, Teens
As a soon to be graduating high school senior, I have a list of things that I wish I had more readily taken advantage of during high school.  While there is a great variety of things on said list, one of the biggest ones is having been more social
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Society Killed the Confident

by Sam P. January 3rd, 2014| Social, Teen Perspective, Teens
Many teenagers these days suffer from low self-confidence.  As time has progressed, low self-confidence has become a bigger and bigger issue with teens of America.  The only thing is that it used to mainly affect females, but as society has become more messed up it has stopped being sexist and
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Teen Gifts for Significant Others

by Sam P. December 6th, 2013| Social, Teen Perspective, Teens
As a teenager in love in the holiday season, it's often tricky to find the perfect gift -- and to know how much is enough.  I think it all comes down to how long you've been dating.

One month or less: something simple and inexpensive is probably your best bet. 
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Maintaining a Healthy Relationship: The Teen’s View

by Jacob P. November 26th, 2013| Social, Teen Perspective, Teens
As many people will tell you, one of the biggest learning experiences you will experience in high school is how to establish and maintain a healthy relationship.  The  vast majority of teenagers will enter their first "serious" relationship during their high school years.  I, personally, am in my first
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Your Social Life

by Editorial Team September 25th, 2013| Social, Teens
Editorial note: This week we are taking a different point of view in the Teen's Perspective column.  As our writer is fighting a viral illness, a parent of teens shares her perspective on social life and teens.

As a parent of teens I am grateful that, thus far, the challenges

Going Away for the Summer: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. June 11th, 2013| Social, Teen Perspective, Teens
This summer, I will spend five weeks at St. Paul's ASP, an advanced studies program for high school juniors. Out of these five weeks, I will only be able to return home for one weekend (barring extenuating circumstances), so it will be a unique experience for me. As