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Staying Motivated Through The Spring

March 12, 20140 Comments

As the weather gets warmer, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay motivated in the classroom. Teens just want to be free for the summer. Wondering how to keep them on track? This article can help. Child Losing Steam? How to Keep Kids and Teens Motivated at School Is your child or teen fighting with you […]

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Overachievement and Your Teen

March 10, 20140 Comments

Overachievement isn’t rare among teens. Unfortunately, though, sometimes it’s the parents of those teens that push them into such a state. Understanding the nature of the beast is the key to taming it. Taming the Overachieving Monster Seventeen-year-old Chicago senior Kyle S. knows what it’s like to be stressed. An A student, he is involved […]

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Helping Your ADHD Teen Write Well

March 7, 20140 Comments

Raising a good writer is difficult, but it’s far more so if your teen suffers from ADHD. Fortunately, there are ways to ensure your teen’s written communication skills are up to par. Writing Help for Teens with ADHD To write a five-paragraph essay, pretend you are a big-budget movie director. If you’re like most teens, […]

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The Many Faces of Eating Disorders

February 28, 20140 Comments

This marks the end of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and while you may feel you know what an eating disorder looks like, that’s not always going to be the case. Instead, your teen could have one and you may never be able to recognize it. The Most Common Eating Disorder People Don’t Know They […]

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How Are You Impacting Your Teen’s Body Image?

February 26, 20140 Comments

National Eating Disorders week runs through Saturday, and we’re focusing on this all-too-common problem among teens. Today it’s time to take a quick look at your behavior toward your teen. Believe it or not, but it can have a huge impact on the development of an eating disorder. National Eating Disorders Week: How Parental Behavior […]

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Helping Your Teen Fight Stress

February 21, 20140 Comments

Any time you’re raising a teen, you’re going to find that teen stress is almost as complex as adult stress, and certainly just as prevalent. Even if you deal well with the stressors in your life, though, your teen may not. Learning how to help can prevent a variety of unhealthy behaviors down the road. […]

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The Next Step In Helping . . .

February 10, 20140 Comments

Even when you know your teen is having trouble, simply identifying the problem often isn’t enough to fix it. So what do you do next? This article can help. How to Help Your Troubled Teen Many parents can see their teens floundering, but aren’t sure what to do about it.  They might overdo and become […]

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The Complexities of Cutting

February 5, 20140 Comments

There are few behaviors that frighten parents of teens quite as much as those that are self-injurious. Cutting is just such a behavior, and unfortunately, statistics indicate it’s on the rise among teens. Just scratching the surface with cutting The mother is concerned when she notices scratches all up and down her teenage daughter’s arm. […]

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National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Month

February 3, 20140 Comments

No parent wants to see their teen hurt or mistreated, yet statistics indicate that one out of every three teens will experience dating violence at some point in their lives. Now is the time to address it with your teen. February is National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Month Dating violence can happen to any […]

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Help Your Teen Keep the Ability to Hear!

January 29, 20140 Comments

It’s long been known that teens expose themselves to the potential of hearing damage every time they jam earbuds in or head to a loud concert. Is there actually something you can do about it? Absolutely. Preventing Hearing Loss in Teenagers Most people wouldn’t think of getting into a car anymore without buckling up. It’s […]

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