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Teen’s Perspective on Schedules

by Sam P. January 29th, 2024| 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

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Teen’s Perspective: Making it Through the Holidays

by Sam P. December 25th, 2023| Seasonal, Teens





For as much as I love Christmas, I understand it can be very stressful. All those family visits are fun and lovable at first, but can get a tad annoying very quickly. Having gone through it for the past seventeen

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Parent-Teacher Conferences: Work as a Team

by YPI Editors November 20th, 2023| 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

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Talking to Your Teen at Dinner

by Jane Wangersky October 16th, 2023| 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
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Teen’s Perspective on Back to School Behavior

by Sam P. September 11th, 2023| 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 8th, 2023| 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
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Teens and Picnics: A Match Made in Heaven

by Sam P. July 4th, 2023| Seasonal, Teens
To start this off I will confess that I just have a genuine love for picnics, but that aside they truly are just a fun thing to do.  They are so easy to prep for and can lead to some great memories.  Whether a group of friends goes out or
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5 Ways Having A Pet Helps A Teen

by Jane Wangersky May 30th, 2023| 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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Teen’s Perspective on Earth Day

by Sam P. April 24th, 2023| Seasonal, Teens
It may just be me, but it seems as though many teenagers do not care about the environment as much as they should.  I often see kids lazily tossing bottles on the ground, while they're just a few yards from a trash can, or throwing away an entire lunch at
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Teens, Parents, and Entertainment: The Divide

by Jane Wangersky March 20th, 2023| 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
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6 Ways to Be the Sitter Everyone Recommends

by Jane Wangersky February 13th, 2023| 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 9th, 2023| 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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