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6 Ways to Be the Sitter Everyone Recommends

by Jane Wangersky February 8th, 2021| 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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Teen’s Perspective on Starting the New Year Right

by Sam P. January 4th, 2021| School, Teens
Now everyone has their own New Year's resolutions, but a great one is to focus on your studies.  Set a reasonable goal, like doing better in your classes than you did last semester, even if your first semester hasn't ended.  Don't make it anything ridiculous; if you got three C's
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How to Have a Job and a Car While You’re in School

by Sam P. November 30th, 2020| 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
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Teen’s Perspective on Fall Entertainment

by Sam P. October 26th, 2020| Teen Perspective, Teens
Apple picking!  I love apple picking.  Not only is it cheap and fun, but it is exciting for all groups and ages.  It is great for all sorts of things, from a fun date to a group activity; everyone will love it.

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Morning Routines: Teens Are Hands Off

by YPI Editors September 21st, 2020| Seasonal, Teens
Ok, the title of this article may not be 100% accurate. Young teens may need some guidance in their morning routines, especially when they start high school and have to learn new times for their routine. However, your goal should be for morning routines to become completely teen-owned.

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Back to School Shopping for the College Freshman

by Sam P. August 17th, 2020| Seasonal, Teens
Going into your freshman year of college can be stressful; trust me I know, I'm going through it, too.  The first thing on your mind at all times is cost efficiency and "Will I be able to afford that after I pay my fees?" After fees and tuition are paid
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Do’s and Don’ts for Getting Teens to Listen

by Jane Wangersky July 13th, 2020| Behavior, Teens
While thinking about this article, I wondered if I really knew anything about getting teens to listen. It’s never easy, and even when you manage to do it you’re usually not sure you’ve succeeded -- at least not until much later. But after giving a mandatory safe environment talk to
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Teens and Praise

by Sam P. June 8th, 2020| Communication, Teens
As a teen, we often feel that our achievements are overshadowed by our mistakes, that all we ever hear are critiques, never praise for our success.  Praise is an important part of the growth process for teens to gain self confidence in themselves and what they do.  Without it they
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Entertaining Fitness for Teens

by Jane Wangersky May 4th, 2020| Entertainment, Teens
Teens’ -- and adults’ -- first thoughts on fitness and entertainment may be that the two are mutually exclusive. Unless, maybe, you listen to music while running . . . no, wait, that’s not safe. But there are plenty of things you can do to keep yourself entertained while getting
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Teen’s Perspective on Family Dinners

by Sam P. March 30th, 2020| Seasonal, Teens
I have always considered family dinners a sort of magical thing.  It gives the appearance of being the perfect family and has this wonderful feeling when you're there.  Something about crowding around the table and asking for people to "pass the mashed potatoes" or "toss me a roll" has this
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3 Social Influences for Teen Health

by Jane Wangersky February 24th, 2020| Social, Teens
Getting a teen to live a healthy lifestyle is one more of those things that take a village. It takes more than just parents, anyway -- though your example is a strong influence, your teen is likely too intent on becoming an independent person to let that show. (That’s why
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Teen’s Perspective on Schedules

by Sam P. January 20th, 2020| Seasonal, Teens
Schedules are everything.  They are so important in my life and many of my friends' lives, simply because they keep us organized.  My friends and I all keep fairly busy schedules, so having a way to lay out our day and what we need to achieve makes it much easier
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