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Teen’s Perspective on Back to School Behavior

by Sam P. September 2nd, 2019| 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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Teens and Picnics: A Match Made in Heaven

by Sam P. July 29th, 2019| 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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Teen’s Perspective on Summer Work

by Sam P. June 24th, 2019| 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 20th, 2019| 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 15th, 2019| 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

Tips for Parenting Teens

by Editorial Team April 2nd, 2019| Teens





When your children transform into teenagers parenting becomes a totally different ball game. Your children are going to develop their own thoughts and opinions and will begin to challenge yours. This can be a difficult period for parents, as they try to navigate protecting

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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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