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Recently I wrote about a survey lead by Stage of Life that reported that 97% of teens learn their manners from home – their parents are their influence. When it comes to their decision to drink alcohol, according to the Century Council, 83% of teens said that their parents are their largest influence not to […]

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Many people have two sides to their personality. For some of these people, the balance is so completely disrupted that they can become manic in either happy or sad states. For your teen, the addition of hormones as well as a medium in which to vent freely can have a profound impact whether it is […]

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This week is not only Safer Internet Day it’s also Valentine’s Day. February is also a month we recognize as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. All of these special days have distinct meanings – and important ones. The commonality?  Love. We want our loved ones, especially your teens, to be safe – safety is always […]

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Everyone knows that raising teens today can be a challenge – the attitude, entitlement issues not to mention competing with their peers parents.  (In their mind only). A new survey was recently released by Stage of Life that actually exposes a side of teenagers that is quite refreshing and very optimistic for the future of […]

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Tis the time of year that everyone is supposed to be full of joy and the spirit of Christmas with their loved ones – family and friends! Lots of food, music, laughter, chatter, gifts and social media sharing – or oversharing it all! Like some adults, there are some teenagers that struggle with sadness at […]

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Parents, teachers and anyone that wants to learn more about cyber-education, @BeCyberWise is offering a limited gift of digital literacy that will bring you up-to-date with technology today. Isn’t it time you caught up with your kids and/or students, digitally speaking? From social media and networking site knowledge, to digital etiquette – or should we […]

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A recent study conducted by AAA finds that adults are more likely to text and drive than teenage drivers. Is this because adults feel more confident behind the wheel with their years of experience of driving?  Or another possible reason, according to the study is adults have jobs that require them to take a call […]

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Every year when the holidays roll around more kids are introduced to more gadgets! In reality, it doesn’t take a holiday for a child to receive a gadget.  With the latest study showing that 95% of teens having access to the Internet, chances are very good your child is one of them. My philosophy has […]

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There are experts and there are advocates in the bullying and cyberbullying arena.  Actually in many fields you will find experts and advocates. When it comes to cyberbullying two of the leading experts, Drs. Justin Patchin and Sameer Hinduja, founders of The Cyberbullying Research Center, are undeniable the best in their field. Cyberbullying is a […]

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Taking risks is a normal part of growing up, and worrying about the risks our children take is a normal part of parenting. The parts of the brain that govern impulse control do not fully develop until a person is almost 25 years old. So parents need to spend some time and energy evaluating where […]