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TV as Family Entertainment: Teens

by YPI Editors September 15th, 2016| Entertainment, Teens
The teen years are busy years. Actually all parenting years are busy, they just take different formats. In the teen years, the busy parts come from sports, extracurricular activities, social events, school assignments, after school jobs, and more. With all of these happenings, you might wonder when you'll see your
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Natural Consequences to Bad Behavior

by Sam P. September 2nd, 2016| Behavior, Teens
Bad behavior will typically receive a consequence from a parent, but one does not often think about the natural occurrences that come about because of a bad behavior.  Bad behavior can be anything from just being rude, to being physically aggressive toward things.  It could be someone mouthing off to
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Five Facts Your Teen May Not Know About Bike Safety

by Jane Wangersky August 26th, 2016| Safety, Teens
Parents may breathe a sigh of relief when their teens decide to bike somewhere instead of driving -- after all, it’s healthier, it doesn’t use up gasoline, and teens probably have a lot more experience with it. You’ve probably made sure they know basic bike safety and traffic rules. But
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How and Why Is Your Teen Changing How They Communicate?

by Jane Wangersky August 12th, 2016| Communication, Teens
As your tween grows into a teen, you may find it harder to decode what they’re feeling at times. Other times, it will seem all too clear -- but does your teen really mean all the overblown things they may be saying?

Here are three ways kids’ communicating their feelings to
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Preparing for College

by Sam P. August 5th, 2016| School, Teens
Preparing to go back to school when you're going to college is far different that high school.  I learned that rather quickly this summer.  Of course you have to pack up and move everything, and you have to say good bye to your friends and make new ones, but there
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3 Hot Spots Where Teens Should Be Careful

by Jane Wangersky July 29th, 2016| Safety, Teens
Staying safe in the heat of summer is easier for some than others, but it’s still something everyone has to think about. Though teens aren’t as vulnerable to heat-related illness as children and seniors, there are a few situations they’re likely to find themselves in that expose them to danger
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Tips to Keep Your Teens Entertained in the Water

by Sam P. July 8th, 2016| Seasonal, Teens
Everyone loves a good beach trip, or lake depending on which you prefer, but as your teens grow older they become less and less interested in a family day at the beach.  I, being a teen still myself, can see where they are coming from.  When you are eighteen you
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3 Summer School-Free Ways Teens Can Learn in Summer

by Jane Wangersky July 1st, 2016| School, Teens
The Summer Slide, which sounds like it should be something fun, is actually a worrying phenomenon -- as the U.S. Department of Education says, “Without learning opportunities, students – especially those from low-income families – fall behind in math and reading skills over the summer months.” Of course, that’s especially
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Teen’s Perspective on Water Safety

by Sam P. June 24th, 2016| Seasonal, Teens
I love swimming.  During the hot summer months nothing is more refreshing than a swim.  But swimming can be dangerous, as well.  Most people know how to swim, and if you don't, you can learn, but there are a few things that should not be mixed with water.  Alcohol and
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Gardening: What’s In It for Teens

by Jane Wangersky June 17th, 2016| Seasonal, Teens
It’s not really fair, but when you mention teens and gardening, people are likely to think of a mini-grow op. Or, if they’ve been following the news, they may think of teens getting high on garden seeds. (Yes, some seeds, like the all too appropriately named Sleepy Grass and
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Teens: Talking with People of All Ages

by Jane Wangersky June 3rd, 2016| Communication, Teens
This week the topic’s teen communication -- but this time, it’s about how teens communicate with the rest of us. Or don’t.

There’s a lot more to it than teens trying not to swear when there are little kids around (though that is appreciated, believe me). There’s so much that I’m
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Treat Others How You Want to Be Treated

by Sam P. May 27th, 2016| Behavior, Teens
Respect is a very important aspect of life, especially growing up and becoming a teenager.  Whether you are talking to someone your age, an elder, or someone younger than you, you should always grant that person respect, even if they have not given you a reason to deserve it.  You
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