Teenage Suicide, Part 1: Warning Signs & Negative Voices

Teenage suicide is a scary topic for a lot of parents. We’ve all had dark times in our lives, where we’ve felt depressed and lost, especially in our teenage years. But why do some kids feel the need to take their own lives? Why do they feel there is no way out of their pain but death? In my blog series on Out of Control Teens I talk about if a teen is hurting themselves or somebody else, it’s because they are in pain that can’t be expressed in a healthy way. It can’t be shared because it’s too personal, and...

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Colbert Heights teen Dies a Week after Being Shot

Jesse Rainey A Colbert Heights 10th-grader shot while friends were pulling a prank a prank last weekend. Jesse died Friday morning in a Birmingham hospital, officials said Rainey was among eight friends who gathered at a friends house last Friday night after a football game. The group planned to spend the weekend at the house. A group of the friends decided to pull a prank on the others, telling them an intruder was in the house. The prank included turning off the electricity to the house. When they went to the breaker box in the house,...

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Prepare Your Teen for Driving – Tips for Driving Safety

You’re 15-years-old teenager will be getting her permit soon and you’re scared because you know the stats of teen driving accidents! Here are some very scary statistics about teen driving from The Team Safety Driving School. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities.  Statistics site as many as 4,000 to 6,000 teens die every year (depending on the source) as a result of car crashes. That would be approximately 16 deaths every day! Teens represent about 10% of the U.S. population but account for 12% of all fatal car...

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Daniel Fernadez’s Tragic Death

Daniel Fernadez’s death by sticking his head through the hatch on top of a bus is a tragedy and hopefully teens and parents can learn from this horrible happening. This is such a tragic happening! I would call it an accident but it could have been prevented if the teen had just thought about his actions before doing it.  Teens are not the only ones that react without thinking about the outcome, some adults and college students do the same. One of the things I teach in my mentoring to teens is that every decision they make either has a...

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Dina Eastwood “Stepping into Her Teen’s Reality” on E! Entertainment Network’s series, Mrs. Eastwood and Company

Reality star, Dina Eastwood, Clint Eastwood’s wife, experiences the power of Stepping into Her Teen’s Reality! On last weeks episode of Mrs. Eastwood and Company, Dina Eastwood’s 15 year old daughter, Morgan, asks her mother to avoid going by a group of kids that she knows when they were driving through a gas station, but Dina disregarded Morgan’s request, not thinking it was a big deal. Sometimes your kids are going to ask you to do things that you find silly. Apparently, this was a big deal for Morgan, for both social and emotional reasons,...

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Pregnancy in Teenage girls

I am always talking to parents about the control they think they have over their teenagers.  The bottom line is they have none. If a teen wants to do something, they will find a way to do it, whether their parents tell them to do it or not. This is why I work with the teen on empowering her because she has the control over what she is doing, so you might as well start teaching her how to use the power she already has.   It’s an illusion parents, to think you have the control, so the sooner you start preparing your teen to use the...

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