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Alternative Schooling Options for Teens

Often, a parent’s role in helping teens through problems at school involves counseling them through difficult situations and encouraging through those bumps in the road. Sometimes, though, parental intervention is required. Examples of situations requiring intervention include sexual harassment, bullying, or illegitimate grading scenarios. Once in a while, even parental involvement is not enough to allay the risks of a young person’s continued … 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 2)

It’s pretty clear that like generations that have gone before them, today’s teens have a thirst for social interaction. They’re often using gadgets to fulfill that desire, but it’s insatiable (see Part 1). They can become addicted and are sometimes undiscriminating in what they post or text. They need guidance from mature mentors, to be sure. But there’s something they even more desperately need. Needing God The goal can’t be to “convert them” … 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 Giving Life: Making Time for Others, Part 1

I can just hear Jesus shaking his head at me, using my name instead of hers: “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things” (Luke 10:41). How about you? Could your name fit in there, too? Unlike her sister Mary, Martha couldn’t find time to sit at Jesus’ feet The Busy Life […]

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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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Approaching your Teen for “The Talk”

From the moment you realize that you are a parent, you dread this conversation: “The Talk”. This is one conversation most people do not remember fondly, nor do they enjoy having it. However, that does not negate the importance of this particular exchange. The thing to remember is if your child is smart enough to […]

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What Technology Reveals About Today’s Teens (Part 2)

It’s pretty clear that like generations that have gone before them, today’s teens have a thirst for social interaction. They’re often using gadgets to fulfill that desire, but it’s insatiable (see Part 1). They can become addicted and are sometimes undiscriminating in what they post or text. They need guidance from mature mentors, to be […]

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How Do I Know If My Teen Has ADD/ ADHD?

If you are the parent of a teen who you suspect might have ADD/ ADHD, then it helps to better understand the condition before you decide on what steps your family can take to help your child. Below you will find the top questions and answers about ADD/ ADHD: What is ADD/ ADHD? ADHD (Attention […]

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Teens Who Overeat

Overeating in teens is something that all parents should be on the lookout for. Although nearly everyone overeats at least occasionally, it is important to make the distinction between occasional indulgence, say, on Thanksgiving or at a pizza party, and habitual, often uncontrollable overeating. As a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that your […]

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Teen Heroin Use

Heroin is a highly illegal and incredibly dangerous and addictive narcotic. Heroin is a derivative of morphine and is similar in its effects to prescription painkillers like Oxycontin, Vicodin, and codeine. Unlike some drugs, such as marijuana, which are only addictive in a loose and psychological sense, heroin is extremely addictive, both in terms of […]

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The Myth of Control

From eating disorders to self harm, and from an extreme drive for achievement & affirmation from others to relentless anxiety & constant anger, teens in our society can easily learn to classify and even find temporary treatments or ways to manage troublesome behaviors. While some of these issues can stem from physical problems, at the […]