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Fostering Academic Success at Home: Structuring Study Schedules and Spaces, Part 2

Parental relationships go a long way toward fostering academic success, but not nearly as much as when parents communicate educational expectations and prioritize academics themselves (see Part 1). Including school work in the schedule and providing study spaces for your kids can go a long way toward communicating your support and the priority you place on hard work and education, in general. At the same time, though, there is no replacement … Continue

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Teens And Money Management

Ideally, children will learn about money management from their parents. After all, unless a student majors in finance or economics, the finer points of money management are not covered in the classroom. Begin with a stable personal money management system and teach it to children early. Teenagers will always want something; teach them money management by making them earn their next cell phone, iPod or other electronic gadget. Selling Before … Continue

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Communication Overload

Many teenagers today are excellent multi-taskers. They listen to music, do homework, and text all at once. Picture a teenager nestled comfortably on the family couch. The parents have settled in to watch their nightly shows while he does his homework. The teenager has their personal laptop with social networking sites up and their cell phone going off all the time. This young person’s brain is on overload, trying to process the television, … Continue

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New Creations Boarding School Review

New Creations Boarding School (website) offers a Christian residential program for teenagers (boys & girls through age 18) and is located in Richmond, Indiana. New Creations has been serving families and investing in youth since 1969. Founded by Tim and Bonnie Cummings, New Creations originally began as a traveling youth choir and church. In 1971, a residential program for youth was begun with the Cummings opening up their home to hurting … Continue

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New Creations Boarding School Review

New Creations Boarding School (website) offers a Christian residential program for teenagers (boys & girls through age 18) and is located in Richmond, Indiana. New Creations has been serving families and investing in youth since 1969. Founded by Tim and Bonnie Cummings, New Creations originally began as a traveling youth choir and church. In 1971, […]

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Is Modesty Worth the Fight? (Part 2)

Instead of keeping parents from addressing modesty with teens (see Part 1), the fact that there are more important issues in life can actually help motivate such conversations. Appearance Can Become an Idol While some types of modesty training could potentially increase the propensity for obsessing about the outward appearance, spiritually motivated biblical teaching centers […]

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Teen Meth Use

Meth is short for methamphetamine, a stimulant drug, and there is only one legal type of methamphetamine, which is used to treat ADD, ADHD, and occasionally obesity. Most other types of meth are manufactured illegally in hidden meth labs and are extremely dangerous. If you suspect that your teen could be using meth, it is […]

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The Risks of Sexual Promiscuity in Teens

Sexual promiscuity in teens is a topic that nearly every parent would probably rather avoid than confront. However, this issue is very real and very serious, and it is important for parents to bravely face the issue rather than turning a blind eye, which could result in dire consequences. If you suspect that your teenager […]

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Where Did Tweens Come From?

Of course, 8-12 year old kids are nothing new, but their identity as a uniquely recognized demographic certainly is. For students of history, it’s not surprising that the term and concept of “adolescents” and “teenagers” is a relatively new invention, too. While adolescents in general were the invention, in some ways, of early nineteenth century […]

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Communication Overload

Many teenagers today are excellent multi-taskers. They listen to music, do homework, and text all at once. Picture a teenager nestled comfortably on the family couch. The parents have settled in to watch their nightly shows while he does his homework. The teenager has their personal laptop with social networking sites up and their cell […]

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The Female Athlete Triad In Teens

Playing a sport during the teen years is an excellent plan to maintain healthy habits throughout life. A sports schedule often dictates ample amounts of exercise on a balanced diet along with a steady grade point average. All of which are wonderful benefits. The teenage girl athlete will most likely be a happy healthy individual […]

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Fostering Academic Success at Home: Structuring Study Schedules and Spaces, Part 2

Parental relationships go a long way toward fostering academic success, but not nearly as much as when parents communicate educational expectations and prioritize academics themselves (see Part 1). Including school work in the schedule and providing study spaces for your kids can go a long way toward communicating your support and the priority you place […]