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Chill With It

by Chang Song November 8th, 2010| Teen Perspective
As we head toward the home stretch of the 2010 calendar year, it is apparent that it is a very stressful time for many high school seniors. Sure, you have those superstar athletes and Bill Gates-type of students who already got into schools of their dreams, but those are

Being Responsible: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. November 1st, 2010| Teen Perspective, Teens, Tweens
Sometimes, as a teenager, your mind tends to stray and you might forget about work until you are up late, working after-hours to get it done. This is very common and can be destructive to grades or jobs.

First of all, there are more types of procrastinators than you would

Family Dinners

by Louise October 25th, 2010| Teens
As my sisters and I went from pre-school to elementary school, then middle school and high school, our family dynamics were constantly changing, because our schedules kept needing adjustments and additions. First, we all took the same ballet and tap courses, but I soon switched to gymnastics. Add soccer

Getting Enough Sleep: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. October 20th, 2010| Teen Perspective, Teens, Tweens
Now that I am playing a sport that runs until 6:30 at night and am dealing with high school level homework, I am finding that I am not getting adequate sleep every night. More and more often, I find that I am not waking up in the morning on

It Is Good to Let Go

by Chang Song October 11th, 2010| Teen Perspective
For the hardworking parents out there, here is probably what happened to the last 18 years of your life. When you welcomed your precious baby into this world, you probably sat back and savored that unforgettable moment in your head. Then you opened your eyes and all you see

Home Sick: From the Teen’s View

by Jacob P. October 6th, 2010| Teen Perspective
I was home sick for about half of the last week, and I have had this topic fresh in my mind, so it's the topic I'm writing about this week. Being home sick isn't a very big topic, and is self-explanatory, but there are some very important guidelines that

Teen Perspective: Helicopter Parents

by Louise September 29th, 2010| Teen Perspective
It used to be that allowing your child to go to an overnight camp meant that you wouldn't be able to contact them during the time that he or she was there, expect maybe by mail. In this day and age, especially now that it seems standard for everyone

Keeping Second Languages Active Over the Summer

by Jacob P. September 20th, 2010| Teen Perspective
This year, when I started Spanish 2, I remembered a lot more than I expected to after a summer off from school. I started thinking about why I remembered so much, because most of the kids in my class kids didn’t remember nearly as much as I did. So, I

Stay Connected with Your Teen

by Michele September 15th, 2010| Teens
My oldest child started high school this fall. Although every time a child advances from one school to another, it is a change, this is the one where I have felt the greatest difference. I anticipated that his schedule would be busy, that his social, school, and sports lives


by Louise September 8th, 2010| Teen Perspective
The act of volunteering is one of the most important aspects of life that you can teach your children. When one volunteers as a young child, it becomes a habit. One will naturally volunteer later in life it, because he or she has been brought up doing so.

I recently

Looking to a New School Year

by Jacob P. August 30th, 2010| Teen Perspective, Teens
Around 6:20 tomorrow morning, I will be walking up my street (literally up, it's a hill), where, at the top, I shall catch the school bus to my first day of school. With this, my high school years will begin, and yet another chapter of my life ends. But,

How To: Help Your Kids Pack for College

by Louise August 23rd, 2010| Teen Perspective
Helping your child pack and subsequently move into college can be a huge ordeal. The whole process is typically very stressful, and that's coming from the teen perspective. Here are a few tips to make the process run as smoothly as possible:

  • Make checklists and keep questions to a minimum.