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3 Social Influences for Teen Health

by Jane Wangersky February 26th, 2018| 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

Keys to Building a Successful Relationship with Your Teen

by Editorial Team February 15th, 2018| Teens
Parenting is challenging, especially when your child is in their teenage years. They’re growing and changing right before your eyes, and there’s nothing you can do to stop or slow it down. They’re trying to find their mature side, but it’s likely they’re not quite there yet.

This can be cause

How to Ensure Your Teenager Is Happy and Healthy

by Editorial Team February 8th, 2018| Teens
No matter how old your child is, it is natural that you will always worry about them. Whether they are a baby learning to crawl or a teenager learning to drive, your parental instincts are sure to kick in. Although this is an incredible thing, you need to make sure
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Teen’s Perspective on Schedules

by Sam P. January 22nd, 2018| 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

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

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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