Parenting Tweens and Teens

Teenage Moodiness or Something More?

Everyone identifies with the stereotype of impossible teens. Eye-rolling, attitudes, mood swings… all typical of the average teenager. But when do you question if it’s something more? How can parents recognize the difference between teen angst and an actual clinical disorder?
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8 Rules for Teens and Cell Phones

No one sailed the ocean blue to discover it, but the wireless world is the new world we live in. Technology is a natural extension in the lives of most teenagers today. Being plugged in, sans plugs, is more than just a tool or hobby; it’s a habit that often revolves our lifestyles. The cell phone and the teenager is a dilemma we love and hate.
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Guidelines for Letting Your Teen Go to a Party

By Alicia Purdy

If you remember what it was like to be a teen, then you understand the pressure your young one is going through right now.
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Relaxation and Meditation Techniques for Kids

Your child may not talk to you about stress. That's because children usually don't know what stress is or how to verbalize when they are experiencing it. You may not be aware of the stress your child is feeling, but your child may manifest it in ways that you can see. You may notice behavior problems, your child being more moody or irritable, crying easily or having problems sleeping.
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Could Video Games Be Good for Your Teen?

When it comes to video games and teens, you've probably heard about the negative effects of playing video games, including aggressive behavior,
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8 Reasons Parents Should Put Down the Cell Phone

According to parenting coach Toni Schutta, parents spend an average of 11 hours a day using electronic devices. All of these hours add up to time that is taken away from children.
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Parent's Guide to Teen Driving

By Audrey Morris

Learning to drive and getting a driver's license are rites of passage for most teenagers. And, while teens may be excited and eager to get behind the wheel, parents are often nervous and a bit scared. Parents play the most important role in teens' learning to drive, and have the most influence over their children's driving behavior.
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6 Tools to Help You Stop Yelling at Your Kids

By Audrey Morris

As a parent, are you a yeller? Most parents understand that yelling at their kids does not really accomplish anything. We know that there are probably some better forms of communication and more effective ways to accomplish our goals. But, did you know that yelling is also bad for our kids?
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Alcohol Use among Teens & Preteens

By Alicia Purdy

Underage drinking is a major issue among U.S. teens, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 4,300 kids under the age of 21 die every year from the effects of alcohol consumption. Underage drinkers (kids between 12 and 20 years of age) are responsible for a staggering 11 percent of all the alcohol consumed each year in the U.S.
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Childhood Abduction: Get the Facts

By Alicia Purdy

Once you become a parent, a whole new host of fears seem to crop up related to your kids. One of the primary fears that every parent contends with is the nightmare of child abduction. Thousands of kids are kidnapped every year. While 99.8 percent of missing kids are eventually found, some are never found, or worse.
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