The Ups and Downs of Being a Teen: How to Survive the Stress

Stress in Teenage Years The teenage years are going to be stressful. That may be a bold statement, but it’s almost always true. No matter what circumstances you find yourself in as you go through your teen years, there will be many emotional ups and downs. The unfortunate part of this is that it can cause a lot of upset feelings. The good news is that it’s completely normal. Knowing this won’t necessarily make the problems you face easier, but it can help you have a better attitude as you face them. What are the Reasons that Teens Face so...

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A Guide for Troubleshooting Teen Problems

Troubleshooting Teen Problems During the difficult teen years, it’s more important than ever for parents to be supportive. However, sometimes parents need a little support too. If you’re struggling with a difficult teen, you’re not alone. There are many common problems that parents face while raising teens, and luckily, there are also some good solutions. The Problem: You Don’t Like Your Teen’s Friends The Solution: First, you need to examine exactly why these particular kids rub you the wrong way. Is it the way...

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Is Vegetarianism Safe for Teens?

About Teen Vegetarianism If you raised a meat-and-potatoes family and now have a teen that wants to be a vegetarian, you’re probably a bit shocked. If you’re vegetarian yourself or you otherwise support your child’s decision, you should be aware that the nutritional requirements of a growing teen might differ from your own. Education and open communication are the keys to making a successful transition. The Benefits of Teen Vegetarianism If you take an educated approach to your teen’s vegetarian diet, he or she will:...

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Internet Life and Family Life: Finding Balance in a Quickly Advancing World

Internet Life for Teens The following scenario might be all too familiar: You’ve prepared dinner, but before anyone can eat, you have to drag your kids away from their computers. Even after you get them to the table, they break out their phones and continue surfing the Internet. You would scold them, but you really need to check your emails as well, and this is the first free second you’ve had all day. Even if you’re not very net savvy yourself, chances are, someone in your household is struggling to find a healthy balance...

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Healthy, Happy Finances: Four Key Tips to Raising a Financially Responsible Teen

Teen Spending Habits In general, teenagers don’t understand money. They understand the desire for material possessions all too well, and they understand the concept that it takes money to acquire those possessions, but without a lifetime of work under their belt, they can’t truly know how valuable money actually is. Unless you teach them while they are still young, they will face a rude awakening when they finally reach adulthood. 1. Set a Good Example If you have difficulty being responsible with money, it will be hard to teach...

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Avoid These Five Common College Application Mistakes

College Application Mistakes If you’re getting ready to send out college applications, you’re probably pretty excited, but it’s important to be aware of some common mistakes that can possibly hinder the chances of getting into your desired school. 1. Incomplete Applications Each college has a different application process, and you must pay close attention to each step. Always double check your work before submitting and follow on-screen instructions closely. If you forget a required section of the application, it may...

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