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Communicating With Your Teen’s Teachers

When your teenagers spend hours in the care of others, mainly their teachers, communication between you and those educational professionals is vital. Without proper communication, you cannot be fully aware of what is going on in your teen’s life, and you will likely struggle to communicate well when problems arise, which is common with kids this age. These tips will help you communicate well with the educational professionals in your child’s … 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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What Technology Reveals About Today’s Teens, Part 1

Today’s kids and teens are different than any generation of young people that have gone before them, right? Some sort of generational Narcissism may accompany any age group, but it seems especially prevalent today. At least to older generations. On that note, many have documented the widening generation gaps, citing technology as the driving force. Behind their high-tech M.O.’s, however, the Millennials are much the same as generations that have … 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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Causes of Sexual Promiscuity in Teens

Sexual promiscuity in teens is an issue that many parents feel uncomfortable addressing, but it is important that parents not ignore this problem. Failure to address this issue could result in any number of terrible consequences, both emotional and physical, so sexual promiscuity should not be taken lightly. (For more information on the risks of […]

Family Vacations With the Not-So-Excited Teen

As a parent, you realize your golden years with your children are rapidly ending. As children become teenagers, they’ll likely try to assert their independence by asking to go on trips with friends instead of with Mom and Dad or by asking to stay home while the rest of the family goes on vacation. However, […]

Anxiety in Teens

Anxiety in teens is something that is cause for concern among parents. Like stress, anxiety is a normal reaction to any situation that we personally find uncomfortable or nerve-racking, but, while a certain level of anxiety is normal, excessive anxiety, also known as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, is abnormal and can have a negative impact on […]

Teen Drinking and Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is one of the most commonly abused drugs among teenagers, and, despite what some parents might believe, this is not a substance that should be taken lightly. Alcohol is a psychoactive substance, and, although its use is widely socially acceptable – and indeed, often even encouraged-, this does not mean that alcohol use is […]

Sleep Deprivation & Caffeine Addiction

From academic struggles to depression and addictions, teens who burn the midnight oil may be in more danger than you think. Often, they’re staying up late in order to try to fulfill obligations such as studying for tomorrow’s test after a barrage of extracurricular endeavors. While such behavior might seem innocuous and even responsible, it […]

Beyond “Because I Said So” (Part 2)

As you transition (read Part 1) from being caregiver for a child to mentoring your teen, you will benefit from starting with a plan for times of offering explanations, fielding questions, providing guided experiences, and giving constructive feedback. It’s important to plan ahead for communication during times of non-conflict in order to effectively instruct and […]

What Technology Reveals About Today’s Teens, Part 1

Today’s kids and teens are different than any generation of young people that have gone before them, right? Some sort of generational Narcissism may accompany any age group, but it seems especially prevalent today. At least to older generations. On that note, many have documented the widening generation gaps, citing technology as the driving force. […]

Stopping Sibling Rivalry

Sibling rivalry occurs between almost every sibling. It may not be an issue in some families, but other families are nearly torn apart by brothers’ and sisters’ hatred for one another. In real life and fiction, no family is perfect. Every parent claims they do not have a favorite child, but sometimes it is hard […]