Teaching Teens about Personal Hygiene

Teen Issues with Personal Hygiene: Important Life Lessons When most parents worry about teen issues, they think about things like sex, drugs and disobedience. However, one of the most important factors in a healthy teen’s life is something that isn’t spoken about very often. Developing a strong dedication to personal hygiene at a young age is crucial for a healthy and happy life. Yet, far too many teens are not being taught that this should be a priority. The Social and Financial Consequences of Poor Hygiene Children who are not taught proper...

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Is Your Daughter Dating and How?

Teen Issues with Dating: How to Protect Your Daughter from Hookup Culture A hookup can mean anything from kissing to full sexual intercourse, depending on who you ask. This creates a lot of ambiguity that causes nervousness in parents. If you overhear your daughter talking about “hooking up” with someone, what should you do? The last thing you want is rehash that awkward sex conversation, but if you don’t teach her about healthy dating, who will? The Dating Talk: What Should You Ask Your Teen? Before you get into telling your daughter...

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Teen Issues Around Drugs

Teen Issues with Drug Use: Recent Statistics and Advice for Parents  Depending on who you ask, you might get a very different picture of how drugs are affecting teens in the United States. While it’s certainly true that drugs are a big problem for many teens, there’s also some good news to consider. According to data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, illicit drug use in high school seniors is at the lowest it has been since 1975. Some parents have been concerned that cannabis is being legalized in many states, but the research does...

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Giving Our Teens The Freedom Not To Lie!

Is Your Strict Household Driving You and Your Teen Apart?  No parent wants to deal with teen issues, and some feel that the best way to avoid them is to maintain a strict household. If you fill your child’s schedule with studious pursuits and extracurricular activities, they won’t have time to get into trouble, right? Unfortunately, we can’t control our teens forever. Trying to force them to behave the way we want will only lead to rebellion. Instead, we must guide them by creating a culture and environment where they feel comfortable talking...

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Making Today’s Kids into Tomorrow’s Leaders

How do we help make kids into leaders?  To create the future leaders of tomorrow, we need to raise our children to be compassionate human beings with strong self-esteem. If you’re a parent who is struggling with teen issues, you know that’s easier said than done. Teenagers with strong self-esteem are rare. That’s why most young people tend to submit to peer pressure versus taking a leading role. Helping your kids build strong self-esteem from a young age can pave the path forward toward major leadership roles during the teen years and in the...

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How to Teach Your Kids How to Breath Properly for Good Health

Deep Breathing: Helpful for Stressful Teen Issues During the teen years, a young adult begins taking on adult responsibilities for the first time. This usually includes an increased workload of school assignments, extracurricular activities and sometimes part-time jobs. Many teens also experiment with their first romantic relationships during these years. All of these experiences can be wonderful for a growing teen, but they can also bring stress. When dealing with typical teen issues, it can be helpful to remember to stop and breathe. Deep...

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