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Teens Need to Be Celebrated Too!

March 31, 20140 Comments

When was the last time you took a moment to celebrate your teen for who he or she is? A holiday designed to do just that is coming up fast. Maybe you should put it on your calendar? National Love Our Children Day: Celebrate children on April 5th Saturday, April 5th is the 11th annual […]

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Making Discipline Stick!

March 28, 20140 Comments

Once they reach a certain age, it can be tough to make sure those punishments stick. From grounding teens to taking away their electronics and cars, coming up with the right punishment is tough enough. Making it stick is even harder. Grounded! How to Make Discipline Work Yikes – your teen’s grades have dropped to […]

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Repairing Overparenting Mistakes

March 21, 20140 Comments

It’s a mistake all-too-many parents are making these days – overparenting. It happens to both parents of teens and parents of little ones, and once those little ones grow into teens, the helicopter parenting act has some real consequences. If  you fall into this camp, learning how to make the switch is rough, but absolutely […]

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Stepsons: Some Bonding Tricks That May Work

March 19, 20140 Comments

It’s never easy to make certain that you’re bonding well with stepchildren, but nowhere is that more true than with stepsons, especially once they’ve hit their teen years. Wondering how you can make it all work? These tips may help. How to Bond With Teenage Stepsons Parenting comes with many challenges, but raising a teenage […]

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Three Words You Don’t Want to Hear (and What You Can Do About Them)

March 5, 20140 Comments

It’s tough to be a teen parent, but it gets even harder when they get to the “I Hate You!” phase. Not sure what to do? These tips can help. Everyday Parenting Ideas: I Hate You! 6 Tips for Surviving Teen Angst “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I […]

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Grateful Teen Isn’t An Oxymoron!

March 3, 20140 Comments

Looking to help your teen be just a tad more grateful? Don’t worry. It’s not impossible, and these tips can help. Three Tips for Raising Grateful Teens Teens who express gratitude for their situation in life are happier and less likely to be depressed, according to a new study presented at the American Psychological Association’s […]

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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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Make Valentine’s Day a Family Holiday

February 14, 20140 Comments

When was the last time  you got to express your love to your teen? Today makes the perfect day to do it! Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a family Valentine’s Day isn’t just for sweethearts. It’s a time to show the people in our lives that we love them, including our children. Instead of spending the […]

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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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