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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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Texting and Teens

Does your teen seem to have his fingers glued to his phone? Does he spend more time texting than he does talking? If you have noticed this trend, rest assured that you are not alone. Most parents have the same issue with their teens. So how much texting is too much, and how can you set reasonable boundaries with your teen? These are questions that all parents of teens need to be asking. Texting Is Communication First, you need to remember that … 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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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, […]

african american teen boy texting

Texting and Teens

Does your teen seem to have his fingers glued to his phone? Does he spend more time texting than he does talking? If you have noticed this trend, rest assured that you are not alone. Most parents have the same issue with their teens. So how much texting is too much, and how can you […]

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Should Adolescents Be Put on Antidepressants? Part 1

From the outset, I need to warn you—I’m not exactly going to answer the question posed in the title. Well, maybe I’ll give a somewhat broad answer, after all, but whether your physician prescribes antidepressants for your troubled teen and you follow that recommendation will, no doubt, be influenced by several factors. My aim is […]

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Sleep Deprivation & Caffeine Addiction

From academic struggles to depression and addictions, teens who burn the midnight oil may be in more danger than you think. Often, they’re staying up late in order to try to fulfill obligations such as studying for tomorrow’s test after a barrage of extracurricular endeavors. While such behavior might seem innocuous and even responsible, it […]

teen girl having trouble with schoolwork

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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What are the Risks of Teen Binge Drinking?

Because alcohol is by far the most commonly used drug among teens, it is logical- although still unfortunate- that binge drinking is popular among young people. But it’s not just college students who overindulge in alcohol; binge drinking is common at high school parties, too. Just because alcohol is popular, however, does not mean that […]

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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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Parenting Blind Spots: The Kid You Just Don’t ‘Get’

Maybe you have a better relationship with your other children — especially your “mini-me” (see Part 1) — but there’s one you just don’t understand. He’s as different from you as night is from day, and it’s a wonder he carries any of your genes. (Or maybe he’s actually adopted.) There are some negative tendencies […]