Posts Tagged ‘Parenting Teens’

posted by on Cell phone safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

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Has your child’s cell phone become an extension of her hand? Between talking, texting, tweeting, taking pictures, sending emails, and playing games, kids have access to an endless amount of entertainment with their cell phones. This can get exceedingly frustrating for parents who rarely see more than the top of their children’s heads. Concerned parents […]

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There are dozens of benefits that justify earning a higher education, including–but by no means limited to–better employment prospects, access to jobs with higher pay and the broadening of a college student’s social and mental horizons. Even so, approximately one in two high school graduates choose to forgo these potential benefits because they cannot reconcile […]

posted by on Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Rebellious Teens, Struggling Teens, Teen Help

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After the tragic events of Sandy Hook Elementary the world sits in a state of horror and mourns for the children and heroes we lost. The questions linger, could this have been prevented?  Is it about gun control?  Is it about mental health? Working with parents of at-risk teens on a weekly basis, I know […]

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“I just like to see how far I can go and what I can do and what I can accomplish out[side] of the everyday norm.” – Allan, 17 It has been said a thousand times: the biggest reason kids drink and drive, take drugs and do all kinds of crazy, dangerous stunts is that they […]

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BRB, POMS, POV, PWOMS…etc… Instant messaging, Twitter and unlimited texting on many cell phone plans have led to a texting craze among today’s youth. Kids will commonly communicate by texting instead of speaking, even when sitting next to each other on the couch. This texting phenomenon is something that is becoming an increasingly large concern […]

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So have you decided your tween or teen is mature enough to have a cell phone? No doubt many children have a wireless device at the top of their wish list for the holidays. It’s a big purchasing decision for parents. For kids, having a cell phone is more about being cool; for parents it’s […]

posted by on Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen careers, Teen Entrepreneurship, Teen Online Businesses

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You hear about it all the time, a teen has started a great online business and it’s making tons of money, getting lots of recognition, and turning into something beyond anyone’s dreams. Now your teen has that great idea, or maybe just the drive and motivation, and he or she wants to launch an online […]

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Teens and cellphones are connected like our hands to our wrists. However when it comes to holidays and especially our Thanksgiving dinner table maybe we can ask for some disconnect time? To help keep harmony when your family gathers next week, here are a few tips from AT&T to ensure a peaceful and stress-free Thanksgiving […]

posted by on Cell phone safety, Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Facebook, Internet Safety, mobile phone safety, Online activity, Online Safety, Parenting, Parenting tips, Social Networking, Teens and Technology, Texting, Twitter, Uncategorized

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With the holidays here, kids have more free time – college students will be home for break and this can add up to more online time. This is a perfect opportunity for everyone to remind our kids of all ages about Internet safety and social networking privacy concerns when it comes to Facebook and Twitter. […]

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“I think my teen is abusing alcohol.” Every parent, at some point or another, comes across a fear that brings them to their knees: teen drinking. Unfortunately, statistics show that this problem is more common than most parents want to admit. An article on the We Don’t Serve Teens website said that more than seven […]