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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Four Disturbing Teen Trends that Parents Should Watch Out For!

Teen Trends Today You know your kids have to do well in school and maintain a clean track record if they want to get into college and move forward toward a bright future. You also know that there are many factors that could possibly stand in their way. It’s bad enough worrying about sex and drug use, but now, a number of disturbing new trends are rising in the teenage world, and some of them almost seem too weird to be real. 1. I-Dosing I-dosing is the art of using certain sound waves to alter consciousness. I-dose dealers sell mp3...

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The Sex Talk

The Teen Sex Talk What is the sex talk and how many parents have it with their kids?  I checked out books from the library and brought them home to my girls and tried to look at them with them and have a discussion.  My oldest daughter was interested but her sister ran and hid in the closet. It’s important to have an on-going conversation with them, not just one talk. This article and video show how important the talk is.  It’s important to take the extra steps with your kids, not just have a short conversation about sex, but a...

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Daughters Boyfriends

Understanding Teen Relationships Hi Parents, here is a quick video with some tips on how to step into your teens reality about their relationships and understanding that it is their journey, not yours. Sometimes hard to do. Enjoy! Keep Loving Yourself, Debra Debra Beck Would you like to improve your relationship with your teen? Sign up and talk to me for FREE Click Here To...

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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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