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Are Teen Boot Camps a Good Choice?

Teen boot camp and military-style boarding schools are sometimes cited as an effective way to rectify negative behavior in teenagers and set them on the path towards becoming a responsible, independent young adult. However, although popularized by daytime talk shows, teen boot camps have a number of drawbacks that need to be addressed before you decide whether or not this is a smart option for your teen. You might have limited contact with your … 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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Communicating with Your Teen: Why Learning Styles Matter, Part 1

I’ll never forget the time one of my authorities (falsely) accused me of being rebellious. She had just rattled off a stream of qualifications for how I was supposed to present a request. The timing was mind-boggling, at least to me. I think I had to turn in a form the morning of the last Thursday before the second Monday of the month, unless it was an odd-numbered month, in which case — You get the idea. My mind was spinning, and I knew I … 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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The Many Dangers of Teen Steroid Use

Anabolic steroids might not be as popular among teenagers as alcohol, cigarettes, or marijuana, but they are certainly still a threat to teens. These steroids work by mimicking the effects of androgens (certain hormones, most notably testosterone) in the body, and many teens, especially young males, use the drugs in order to gain muscle mass, […]

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Is Your Teen in an Abusive Relationship?

As a parent, if you suspect that your son or daughter could be in an abusive relationship, it is extremely important that you help them to leave the relationship as soon as possible. Not only can an unhealthy relationship take a toll on your teen’s health now, but it could negatively impact their future relationships […]

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Communicating with Your Teen: Why Learning Styles Matter, Part 1

I’ll never forget the time one of my authorities (falsely) accused me of being rebellious. She had just rattled off a stream of qualifications for how I was supposed to present a request. The timing was mind-boggling, at least to me. I think I had to turn in a form the morning of the last […]

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Are Teen Boot Camps a Good Choice?

Teen boot camp and military-style boarding schools are sometimes cited as an effective way to rectify negative behavior in teenagers and set them on the path towards becoming a responsible, independent young adult. However, although popularized by daytime talk shows, teen boot camps have a number of drawbacks that need to be addressed before you […]

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Fitting in With Aids

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As we mentor teens, we need to realize how counter-cultural abstinence-until-marriage is — as well as how positive it is. (In this video, Dannah Gresh of Pure Freedom explains our society’s false assumptions about the benefits of virginity and the most fulfilling sex.) At the same time, we need to help teenagers use unfulfilled longings […]

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Infusing Timeless Values into Today’s Teens

The options available to today’s teens can be both exciting and overwhelming. Instead of going into a rampage on how thankful they should be and what things were like “when I was your age,” parents, teachers, and other mentor adults do well to help educate teens about what’s really important in life and how to […]

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K2 and Spice: Synthetic Marijuana Facts

“But Mom, it’s legal!” shouts your teen after you find a packet of synthetic marijuana in their room. Are you prepared to tell them the dangers of synthetic marijuana, spice, or K2? Do you even know anything about it? Here are the basic facts about this designer drug that could be available at gas stations […]