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Teens, Parents, and Entertainment: The Divide

by Jane Wangersky March 11th, 2019| Entertainment, Teens
Entertainment can bring a family a little closer together or drive them a fair way further apart. As kids grow into teens, parents will probably notice less togetherness and more apartness, in this as in lots of other things. The cause is simple: Teens want independence and a separate

Innovative Ways to Decorate Your Teen’s Bedroom

by Editorial Team February 15th, 2019| Teens





Decorating a teenager’s room can be a challenge because they can be both fussy about what they want, and protective of their space. Your ideas as to what makes a good bedroom are probably some way off what your teen would want, so rather than

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6 Ways to Be the Sitter Everyone Recommends

by Jane Wangersky February 4th, 2019| Social, Teens
Finding work as a babysitter depends a lot on word of mouth and the reputation you have in the community. For such a sensitive job, most parents would rather turn to a sitter recommended by someone they trust. So here are six ways to be the sitter parents tell
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How to Tell Someone You Want to Exchange a Gift

by Sam P. December 31st, 2018| Communication, Teen Perspective, Teens
Christmas is a wonderful time of family gatherings and gift giving, but what do you do when the present your dear grandmother gave you is a sweater you can never imagine yourself wearing?  You don't want to hurt her feelings, but you also don't want to have the sweater
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How to Have a Job and a Car While You’re in School

by Sam P. November 19th, 2018| 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

7 Ways to Help Your Child Through Their Teenage Years

by Editorial Team November 15th, 2018| Teens
One of the most fun and also confusing times in a child’s life is their teenage years. It’s a mix between trying to gain some independence and also figuring out who you are as a person.

Everyone knows it’s a challenging stage, one which takes true willpower and perseverance to get
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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Work as a Team

by YPI Editors November 12th, 2018| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
It's the day of parent-teacher conferences. You arrive a few minutes early and are waiting in the hallway for your turn. You enter the room calm and ready to chat. (If you didn't do both of these things, be sure to read Tuesday's article filled with helpful hints.)

How to Deal with Teenage Years

by Editorial Team November 7th, 2018| Teens
As your children grow up, you may start to see that they become more aware of their social surroundings and of their peers. As they enter their teenage years, the need to be accepted by their peer's increases while their dependence upon their parents becomes less so. However, while many

8 Tips for Helping Your Kid with Homework

by Editorial Team November 5th, 2018| Elementary, Teens, Tweens
Having children changes the dynamic of your life. You have many more responsibilities and you often find that you end up taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting things from your childhood. One of the things that you’re likely to revisit is homework. In these moments, you may find
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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Basic Guidelines

by YPI Editors November 5th, 2018| Elementary, Preschool, School, School, School, School, Teens, Tweens
As November begins, many students are finishing the first quarter of the school year. With this demarcation usually comes parent-teacher conferences. As a parent and a former teacher, I have to admit that these conferences can be stressful for both sides of the table. Parents may enter unsure of what
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Showing Encouragement During the Teen Years

by YPI Editors October 29th, 2018| Communication, Teens
Your teen is inching ever closer to adulthood; how, as a parent, do you show pride and encourage him? For many parents, these years are divided into distinct camps- over-saturation and negligible. Like most things in life the answer is somewhere between the two.

Over-saturation: These are the parents that praise

How to Ensure Your Teen Is Getting the Best Hospital Care

by Editorial Team October 10th, 2018| Teens
When your child is hospitalized, it can feel like the world has ended. Your children are supposed to be invincible. They are supposed to be young and lively and healthy, and most of all they are supposed to outlive you. That’s why, whether your child is in the hospital because
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