Archive for the ‘Parenting Teens’ Category

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Cyberbullying is the use of technology to harass, threaten, frighten, humiliate, trick, expose, or otherwise harm a person in a deliberate and/or repeated manner. In 1996, the Columbine massacre changed national attitudes on bullying, while the dawn of the Internet forever altered the nature of bullying itself. Like all bullying, cyberbullying cannot be prevented altogether, […]

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Catfish, once a term used to describe a certain aquatic creature, is now the source of plenty of frustration and worry among parents of teens. As the Huffington Post explains, the modern definition of catfish involves the creation of a fake profile on Facebook, Twitter or other social networks. The intentions of users creating such […]

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MamaBear notifications to parents monitoring their child’s (teen’s) Instagram account seem to spike during the summer. Instagram has been popular with smartphone wielding teens since the initial launch of the photo sharing app and the app now has over 80 million users. Its popularity with teens makes it an important target for MamaBear monitoring. With the […]

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As our teens grow older and learn to drive, we find ourselves constantly fretting. We worry that “they’re too young to drive,” or, “can they make their own decisions? How can I trust the other drivers on the road?” These are all legitimate worries that will lessen as we realize our kids really are capable […]

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more people in America overdose from prescription drugs than from heroin and cocaine combined. The fact that prescription drugs can be easily purchased from online pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription is a major concern, especially for parents of teenagers. Do we have any doubt that illegal […]

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Facebook is designed to be used by people who are at least 13 years old. However, millions of pre-teens use the social networking site. And that’s really not so surprising; after all, Facebook seems to be the place to connect. But it’s also not surprising that many parents are not happy to find out their […]

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The Internet is a very interesting place. But the reality is, time spent online can become addictive. It can be easy to get caught up in exploring sites or playing online games – so much so that this online time interferes with real life. This seems to be a particular problem with teens. Let’s explore […]

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Every week  I hear from parents about how intelligent their teens are, yet they are either using drugs (smoking pot) or drinking on a regular basis or even just on the weekends with their friends.  Yes, these kids are very smart and some are even very athletic, but they are making stupid choices.  This is […]

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How many times have you seen a person talking on their cell phone while at dinner with someone?  Or a shopper carrying on a wireless phone conversation in a checkout line as the cashier tries to communicate with the person. In today’s hyper multi-tasking society, we sometimes forget our manners, especially when it comes to […]

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It is such a simple word, kindness.  To be kind to one another seems like such a simple task, yet on almost a daily basis we hear about peer cruelty online (both adults and kids) that will use keystrokes as their weapon of choice to hurt others. Recently I was at the movies waiting in […]