Parent Teen Connection - Part 3

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Your Teen is Watching You

February 12, 20140 Comments

You probably remember the days when your teen was younger, and you had to carefully monitor your behavior so they didn’t replicate your actions. Did you know that they’ll do that as teens too? Six things your teen/tween is learning from you Raising a teen or tween can make you feel as though their friends […]

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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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What Did Your Teen Eat This Morning?

February 7, 20140 Comments

Teens don’t always eat as well as they should, especially in the rush of the morning routine. Unfortunately, that behavior pattern could have lasting consequences, according to one new study. Teens’ poor breakfast choices predict later health problems Teenagers who didn’t eat a good breakfast were more likely to be obese and have elevated blood […]

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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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Txting: A Primer

January 31, 20140 Comments

If you’re like many parents these days, you’re likely checking your ‘s teen’s text messages to make sure there’s nothing you need to know about. It can often be hard to figure out exactly what’s going on, though, with all of the abbreviations. What’s a parent to do? Here’s a quick guide to some of […]

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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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Praising Your Teen Is Fraught With Danger

January 27, 20140 Comments

Thinking of telling your teen “Good Job!”? Wait! Stop! Research says that overpraising can do real damage. Research also says that underpraising can do real damage. Interested in learning what else research says? Praising your teen the wrong way can do real damage. No, you don’t have to withhold that praise to make it work. […]

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Want Teens to Stop Sexting? Try Connecting!

January 24, 20140 Comments

Teen sexting has been a huge media issue recently, and it’s a concern for many parents as well. New research indicates that simply connecting with your teens may keep sexting problems at bay. Parental connection, not restriction, discourages teen sexting Parents who wish to shield their children from exchanging sexually explicit images and texts on […]

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One More Reason to Sit Down Together For Dinner

January 22, 20140 Comments

While you might have your own reasons for not sitting together at dinner every night, the evidence is mounting that it’s particularly important for families with teenagers. A recent British study suggests sitting at the table together every night may cut teen truancy while providing a number of other benefits. Truancy down when teens eat […]

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