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5 Ways Parents Can Help Support Their Child’s Wedding

by Editorial Team December 22nd, 2017| Teens
The millennial generation is a generation at conflict. They do not have the disposable income that the previous generations have had, due in part to stagnant wage increases and rising living costs. It can be incredibly hard to save up for your first place under these conditions, much less find
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A Look Inside a Teenager’s Room

by Editorial Team December 18th, 2017| Social, Teens
I remember my bedroom as a teenager very well. I collected magazines for months, cut out only the choicest pictures, and covered every inch of every wall! The placement of these pictures was not random, it had a cohesive flow, and told a story with everything from Lost in
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Teen’s Perspective: Making it Through the Holidays

by Sam P. December 18th, 2017| Seasonal, Teens
For as much as I love Christmas, I understand it can be very stressful.  All those family visits are fun and loveable at first, but can get a tad annoying very quickly.  Having gone through it for the past seventeen years, I have learned a few tricks on making

How Your Kids Can Stay Safe at Their First Concert

by Editorial Team November 22nd, 2017| Teens
If you have older children, they will eventually want to explore the world and have life experiences on their own, without their parents. One of those experiences may be, for example, going to see their favorite band or going to a festival. Festivals are becoming more popular, and they are
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Do We Need A New Approach to Teen Bullying?

by Jane Wangersky November 13th, 2017| Behavior, Teens
There's a backlash going on.

My son, having his first block of the day free, managed not to have to go to the school assembly on cyberbullying. But he came home repeating the negative comments of students who had been there: It was all about “the problem, but no solutions”
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Talking to Your Teen at Dinner

by Jane Wangersky October 9th, 2017| Communication, Teens
Getting teens to talk is hard, getting a contemporary family together for a sit-down dinner is hard, so why attempt to do both at the same time? Because a few simple (not easy) things you can do will help make it a time for the family to reconnect with

4 Alternative Career Paths for Teen School Leavers

by Editorial Team September 13th, 2017| Teens
A teenager can dread exam results day — it seems like their entire future is balanced precariously on a piece of paper.

And a parent naturally worries if either their teens’ results are disappointing or are better than expected yet they don’t want to go straight to university.

But there are more
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Teen’s Perspective on Back to School Behavior

by Sam P. September 5th, 2017| School, Teens
School is here, but no one wants to go.  It seems to be this way every year.  Of course, I am eager to go back; I start my senior year, but I am also dreading it.  The thought of being a senior is exhilarating, but also terrifying.  I feel
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Teen’s Perspective on Team Sports

by Sam P. August 1st, 2017| Teen Perspective, Teens
Team sports are so important, especially in middle school and high school.  It allows your child to become more social and learn how to work together with people.  Team sports also teach your child how to take the blame when something is their fault, but also to learn that

Tips For Throwing A Memorable Birthday Party For Your Teen

by Editorial Team July 25th, 2017| Teens
A birthday is a special time in anyone’s life. The occasion is especially sentimental when it’s your own child. One way to help them celebrate their big day is to throw them the ultimate birthday bash. It’s best to get their approval before you start planning out the details so
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Teen’s Perspective on Summer Work

by Sam P. June 27th, 2017| School, Teens

My personal opinion on summer work is that we shouldn't have it, but alas, we do.  I think that it is unfair for teachers to give us work to do over the summer while they don't do anything, but we do, so there isn't

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5 Ways Having A Pet Helps A Teen

by Jane Wangersky May 23rd, 2017| Social, Teens
When we think of pets being good for our children, we usually think of elementary age kids. After all, they’re at the age when it’s good to start learning responsibility. Teens, not so much. Your teen probably already has a fair amount of responsibilities, maybe sometimes more than they
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