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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Rebellion versus Self-Destruction: Is Your Teen Out of Control?

Understanding Teen Behavior Even for the best kids, adolescence can be a very difficult stage of life. If you were lucky enough to avoid any behavioral issues when your child was younger, you should be prepared to deal with them during the teen years. This is natural, but when it comes to seriously out-of-control teens, it’s important to know where to draw the line. Is Your Teen is out of Control? Kids make mistakes. Sometimes, good kids will miss curfew, forget an important assignment or even talk back to their parents. We’ve all...

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Tips on Setting Boundaries With Your Teen

Setting Teen Boundaries Children are not born knowing how to live a healthy and happy life. All of the required life skills must be taught to them by their parents. For this reason, it’s important that you start setting boundaries for your children from a young age. If you start young, it will be easier to discipline your children once they reach their teenage years. Why Boundaries are Necessary Teens are capable of getting themselves into a lot of trouble, so firm boundaries and consequences are more crucial at this age than ever. Most...

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Three Tips for Dealing with a Lazy Teenager

Dealing with Teen Laziness Laziness is a part of life for most teenagers, sometimes affecting even the most responsible and driven of the bunch. When the high school years roll around, teens begin facing an increase in responsibilities, including more homework, first-time jobs, extracurricular activities and even dating. On top of all of this, teens are dealing with hormonal shifts that can leave them feeling tired and irritable. If you want to help your teens stay on top of things, you’ll need to engineer their daily lives toward...

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Tattoos and Body Piercings: Should Teens be Allowed?

Tattoos and Piercings on Teen Body Image In this day and age, body modifications are becoming much more commonplace. Once thought of as a death wish for future employment, piercings and tattoos are now starting to show up in some of the most professional industries. However, when it comes to allowing teenagers to get these modifications, many parents are still having trouble making the leap. It’s natural that at some point, most kids will be interested in getting a piercing or tattoo. For many teens, it represents freedom,...

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