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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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Should You Spy on Your Teen?

March 14, 20140 Comments

It’s not uncommon for teens to feel a bit paranoid that their parents are spying on them. In fact, many parents decide to spy on teens, go through their rooms, and much more on a regular basis. Is this really the right way to go as a parent? Parental dilemma: Whether to spy on their […]

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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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Depression Prediction Made Easy?

February 19, 20140 Comments

Worried that your teen may suffer from depression at some point in time? New research suggests their could be a simple saliva test for boys that will predict depression. Saliva test may predict depression risk in boys A saliva test for teen boys with mild symptoms of depression might help identify those who will develop […]

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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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How Much Structure Do You Provide Your Teen?

January 20, 20140 Comments

Many parents think teens don’t need the level of structure younger children often require to perform well on a day to day basis. They actually need that structure just as much as younger children do. Dads2Dads: Teens need direction, structure No matter how much they deny or resist it, teenagers need structure in their lives. […]

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Have a Gifted Teen? Tips You Can Use Now

January 17, 20140 Comments

The teen years are tough for any parent, but add a gifted teen to the mix, and things seem particularly challenging. If you’re dealing with a gifted teen, these tips can help. Tips for Parents: Surviving Your Gifted Teen A gifted child who is challenging as a tweener may become easier with age. Their reasoning […]

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Teens Under Pressure

January 8, 20140 Comments

It seems most of us are under some amount of stress these days, and nowhere is that more true than in the teen population. While adults have the ability to handle heavy stress, most teens don’t, and teaching them how to do just that is a must. SOS for stressed out teens Teens are feeling […]

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