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When Does Overachievement Become Bad?

Walk the halls of any high school, and the classic stereotypes will come alive before your eyes. The Preps, jocks, nerds, bad kids etc. Most people are able to pick them out and know behavioral patterns. Perhaps the most overlooked teens are actually the ones in the spotlight. This teen is on the honor roll, takes AP classes, plays a sport and has a hand in school organizations. They may even hold a job outside of school. This kid does not appear … Continue

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Tips for Teens to Save Money

The value of money is hard to define. It is even harder to define as a teenager when funds from flipping burgers at the local diner are not paying for the brand new video game console. Ask yourself the following questions to help prepare and save as a teenager. What are my financial responsibilities? From car payments to birthday gifts for friends, you will have responsibilities to save for. Make note of these responsibilities and plan … 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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Teaching Teens a Balanced Approach to Eating

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You have just finished having a most upsetting conversation with your teenager. Your daughter has told you she is pregnant or your son has admitted he is gong to be a father. Anger, confusion, disappointment and helplessness may all be a part of your feelings right now, but giving into any of them is not […]

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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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When Teens Reject Religion

“Help!  My teenage son or daughter is an atheist!” Call it a natural part of a teen’s development into their own person, or call it a simple act of teenage rebellion, but it’s no secret that the teenage years are the most common time for individuals to renounce their parents’ faith. But if your faith […]

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When Does Overachievement Become Bad?

Walk the halls of any high school, and the classic stereotypes will come alive before your eyes. The Preps, jocks, nerds, bad kids etc. Most people are able to pick them out and know behavioral patterns. Perhaps the most overlooked teens are actually the ones in the spotlight. This teen is on the honor roll, […]

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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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If you suspect that your teen could be using inhalants to get high, then it is very important that you intervene immediately. Huffing, which is most popular among teenagers, is an extremely dangerous habit that could cause harm to your child’s lungs, kidneys, and liver. The side effects of huffing can include brain damage or […]

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If your teenager has been arrested for a crime of any magnitude, then you are almost certainly a very upset parent. Betrayal, anger, and disappointment are all very common emotions at this stage, but, more than anything, you must be wondering about what is going to happen to your child. This article does not aim […]