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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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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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Communicating with Your Teen: Why Learning Styles Matter, Part 2

In Part 1, we explored the auditory learning style, and now we’ll pick up with the kinesthetic and visual learner. Appealing to Kinesthetic Learners Have you ever accused your kid of having “ants in your pants,” or do you often find him fidgeting or doodling? You probably have a kinesthetic learner on your hands. The word “kinesthetic” refers to movement, and people with this learning style actually learn best when they’re moving. The movement … 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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Communicating with Your Teen: Why Learning Styles Matter, Part 2

In Part 1, we explored the auditory learning style, and now we’ll pick up with the kinesthetic and visual learner. Appealing to Kinesthetic Learners Have you ever accused your kid of having “ants in your pants,” or do you often find him fidgeting or doodling? You probably have a kinesthetic learner on your hands. The […]

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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 […]

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