Sexting Is Such A Teen Issue

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Body Image, Sexuality, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Sexting, sending nude photos of yourself to someone through your cell phone.  What are teens thinking…or are they? It seems with all of this great new technology comes a big responsibility to the parents to educate their teens on what the dangers might be.  It’s not all fun and games. These are photos that you can’t take back, once they leave your phone and go to another persons phone, they can do what they want with them. Here is another video from the Today Show regarding this topic. It seems so harmless and fun for teens,...

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Parenting Teens When They Are Distant!

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 in parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Usually around 12-15 years old depending on the teen, he or she will start pulling away from parents, this is a normal, healthy stage in adolescent development. The teen will pull away from parents as he or she attempts to develop their own identity. It is a natural process for the preparation of leaving the nest.   I remember my oldest daughter and I were very close, we spent a lot of time together, and we talked about everything. When she was 13 years old, she started spending more time in her bedroom on the phone, more time with friends...

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Ten Top Internet Safety Tips! It’s A teenage Problem!

Posted by on Sep 21, 2015 in Internet, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Internet safety is an on-going concern with parents and the Internet isn’t going away.  I think the Internet is a good thing if we educate our kids and help them understand the dangers and help them be responsible users. Top Ten Internet Safety Tips 1. First educate yourself, then your child. Banning a child from certain sites may only motivate them to spend more time on them, whereas educating your child on how to keep safe will give them the tools they need to navigate their online world without being hurt; from not posting personal...

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Encouraging Empathy: Three Tips to Help Teens

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 in General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

For generations, teens have been cultivating a reputation for attitude problems and selfishness. While there are always exceptions to any rule, most teens will suffer through some difficulties at some point in their development. They may even come across as cold and uncaring. Those who are parenting teens can help conquer this problem by promoting empathy. What is Empathy? Empathy is a state of relating to the feelings or motivations of another living being. Without it, the world would be chaotic. While it might seem that society is lacking...

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Teen Mental Health: When Should You See a Doctor?

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Health, Teen issues, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Parents have always had to deal with teen rebellion, but it hasn’t been until recent decades that there has been an official diagnosis for every type of behavior. Depression and anxiety are real disorders that should be taken seriously, but many doctors are unfortunately quick to make a diagnosis and prescribe drugs versus looking deeper to see whether the problem is chemical, hormonal or related to a particular emotional issue. Often times, medications can cause additional side effects that are worse than the original problem. Oppositional...

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Five Benefits of Mentoring for Girls

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in confidence, parenting, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Studies have shown that when teens have positive role models and guidance, it can make a huge impact in their development. If your daughter has been having problems at school or making bad decisions in her personal life, mentoring for girls is an option that you should look into. 1. Better Awareness of Self As a teen becomes comfortable around a mentor, she will begin to open up. This will lead to many discussions and activities that can help her learn more about who she is. Once she begins to figure herself out, she will develop a set of...

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Accepting the Unacceptable: When Our Kids Have Kids

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in General, Uncategorized | 0 comments

There are plenty of articles about how to ensure your child doesn’t become one of the many teen parents currently struggling to get by. You’ve most likely already talked to your teen about abstinence and discussed safe sex. Yet despite doing everything right, your teen has just found out that he or she is going to have a baby. What do you do? The Upsetting News: How to Handle It It’s natural to feel angry or even completely devastated when you receive the news. The first step is taking a few minutes, hours or even days to breathe and...

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The Truth About Teenage Depression

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The term “teenage depression” is often misunderstood. Yes, teens can be moody, and the challenges of the young-adult world often take their toll. However, clinical depression is an entirely different monster. Most parents are not even prepared to spot the signs, let alone deal with the problem on their own. Is it Common for Teens to Become Depressed? Statistics show that about 20 percent of teens will deal with some form of depression. They will often experience more than one depressive episode, each of which can last anywhere between a few...

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Does Obesity in Teens Lead to a Higher Pregnancy Risk?

Posted by on Aug 10, 2015 in Pregnancy, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Parents are rejoicing after a recent CDC report revealed that the teen pregnancy rate is dropping. Pregnancy has always been one of the scariest teen issues that parents could possibly face. While the drop in rates is a great thing, we aren’t out of the woods just yet. Teen pregnancy isn’t an issue that you should ever get apathetic about. The United States still has more teen pregnancies than most other developed countries. Teen Pregnancy: Is Your Daughter at Risk? Studies have found that both mental illness and obesity places teen girls at...

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The Many Important Aspects of Teen Health

Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Health, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Teen health is a challenge for parents and teens alike. Maintaining health is difficult for everyone, but teens tend to live in the moment and not think much of the long-term consequences of lack of sleep, junk food, or worse, drugs and alcohol. To keep our teens on the right track, we have to help them develop healthy habits early on. An overall healthy life is multifaceted and includes: Strong nutritional habits and a positive relationship with food. A good lifestyle with plenty of physical activity and sleep. Good relationships with family...

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