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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
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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

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 Team Sports

by Sam P. August 1st, 2017| 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

Tips For Throwing A Memorable Birthday Party For Your Teen

by Editorial Team July 25th, 2017| Teens
A birthday is a special time in anyone’s life. The occasion is especially sentimental when it’s your own child. One way to help them celebrate their big day is to throw them the ultimate birthday bash. It’s best to get their approval before you start planning out the details so

Kids, Parents, & Cell Phones

by Editorial Team April 10th, 2017| Elementary, Teens, Tweens
According to some sources, the average age at which a child gets his first cell phone is now about ten. For most American children, that means he is somewhere between fourth and sixth grade.

Although as parents, you've probably considered the pros and cons of giving your child her first phone
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Home Learning for Teens: Are You Both Ready?

by Jane Wangersky January 17th, 2017| School, Teens
We parents tend to think of home learning as something for elementary aged kids -- once they become teens, we figure, they’ll need, and probably want, the experience of full-time high school.

Yet there are reasons a homeschooled elementary student might want to go on with it into high school,
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Five Fast Questions and Answers About Teenage Depression

by Editorial Team December 29th, 2016| Teens
A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed  1 in 20 people report feeling depressed. And by one estimate, depression costs the US economy $210.5 billion in direct and indirect ways on a yearly basis.

But despite these astonishing figures, getting help for teen depression
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How to Fit Studying In around Family Life

by Editorial Team November 30th, 2016| Teens
One of the toughest parts of being a University of Illinois Health Informatics student isn’t the studying and expectations of student life it’s in fact learning how to balance your studies with your family life. Finding balance is a key to your success, as it will help to keep
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Teaching Money Management to Teens

by Editorial Team October 14th, 2016| Teens
Because schools don't normally take the time to teach students about personal finances, teens are often left not knowing how to manage money. This means that they start to look at their parent's methods and the way they budget as a model for the future. Teaching your kids about money
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