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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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Keeping Tabs on Your Teen’s Friendships

Friends mean the world to teenagers. Their social life, which they are connected to 24/7 with their mobile devices, can sometimes seem like the only thing they care about. As a parent, you need to do what you can to be connected to this friendship circle so that you can know what your teens are up to and what social influences are in their life. Below you'll find the top tips for keeping track of your teen's social life. Keep conversations open … 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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Protections Against Abuse from Pedophiles, Part 2

In Part 1 of “Safeguarding Your Teen Against Pedophiles,” we looked at the profile of a pedophile. But knowing against whom you need to protect your teen is only one part of the process. Putting up safeguards cannot stop with knowledge: You need to communicate your concerns to your teen, provide multiple escape routes, and […]

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Volunteering is a Great Way to Refocus Teens

If you sense that your teen could be heading down the wrong path, hanging out with the wrong crowd, or just lacking ambition, a great way to turn them around is to convince them to volunteer. Much like the positive aspects of having a job, volunteering can change the way a teen thinks or acts. […]

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Sharing a Bedroom as a Teenager

Teenagers need space. They need their own territory to relax and escape, and they need solitude to complete homework and study for classes. Teenagers crave independence and their own privacy. However, many teenage siblings share a bedroom. Sharing a bedroom can teach cooperation and communication skills, and since everyone should carry these skills in life, […]

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Controversy Surrounds “Bully” Movie

Should I let my child see “Bully”? The March 2012 movie titled “Bully” is currently awash in a sea of controversy. The movie details the lives of several American children who are faced with cruel bullying on a regular basis, and it documents the harm that bullying can cause to the delicate emotional health of […]

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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 […]

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The Truth of Consequences

The issue of juvenile justice is a hot topic presently, and one that seems to constantly be re-evaluated in the courts. Regardless of whether you believe those under age 18 should face potential sentencing of life in prison or even a death sentence for violent crimes, the fact remains: A person’s actions come with consequences, […]

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Cocaine Use in Teens

Cocaine use in teenagers is a very, very troubling subject, a subject that should be taken seriously by all parents of teenaged children. If you suspect that your son or daughter might be using cocaine, then it is very important that you seek the necessary advice and assistance. Below you will find the three most […]

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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, […]