Posts Tagged ‘Parenting Teens’

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With the sheer volume of shareable content available these days, our children are being introduced to the world of social media at a shockingly young age. While the minimum age to register for a Facebook account is 13 years old, more than 5 million children under age 10 have a Facebook account. Even more surprising? […]

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Summer months bring a higher death rate for teen drivers. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the summer months of June, July, and August consistently have higher teenage crash deaths than any other month. Distracted driving doesn’t discriminate — no one is immune to being hit by a person that is texting […]

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It’s no secret that keeping our children safe is a full time job. In the past we could simply baby proof our homes and hold our child’s hands when they crossed the street. Now, today’s children have the world at their fingertips with the countless devices and forms of technology we have come to rely […]

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Finding a girlfriend or boyfriend is a powerful driving force for teenagers around the world. The need to connect intimately with others is a defining moment in the transition from child to adult. Now, think back to our own teen years. Typically, we met prospective dates at school functions, religious get togethers, or outings to […]

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Let’s take this a step further, when should parents read their child’s journal or diary? Many are reading this and saying — NEVER! However, if you are concerned about your teen’s behavior (or child) and something doesn’t seem right, he/she is not communicating with you, isn’t there a time when safety trumps privacy? In reality, […]

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It’s the holiday’s – and there’s no debate, tradition rules. You must learn to use your voice over your keypad. With technology – a text just isn’t enough. You aren’t going to get away with sending grandma and grandpa a text message. Great Aunt Holly and Uncle Jess need more than a emoji to know […]

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Everyone loves their cell phones and most can’t live without them. PEW Fact Tank shares that 64% of adults in 2015 own a smartphone, but when it comes to cell phones in general, it jumps to 90% of adults. In a PEW Research in 2013, 74% of youth between the age of 12-17 own a cell […]

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We have constantly said that although October was Bullying Prevention Month, we also consider it Cyberbullying Prevention Month, we have to continuously discuss awareness and educate our communities on curbing this type of cruelty – both offline and online 365 days a year. The fact is bullying is no longer limited to our playgrounds, school […]

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The little boy who used to beg you to take him to the park every afternoon or the sweet young girl who used to love riding bikes with you around the neighborhood is now a teenager who is, for all practical purposes, addicted to technology. As a parent, you probably feel like you see more […]

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It’s eight o’clock on a school night; do you know where your kids are? In our constantly wired world, you not only need to know whose house your kids are visiting, but also where they’re hanging out on the Internet. Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube are great ways for kids to […]