Posts Tagged ‘Parenting Teens’

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I was tired of reading the articles about teens exiting Facebook.  I am sure the studies are done efficiently, but I still know that teens will be teens. Recently I wrote an article for Huffington Post Parents, “Are Teens Really Leaving Facebook?” As I said, I doubt it — it is more likely they are […]

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The holidays are here and for many people it means family time and lots of it! Of course with teenagers today, they go at their own pace, in their own “space” whether it is in the digital world (though they are with you literally – they are zoned out) or they are with you with […]

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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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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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The holidays are here and many kids, especially teenagers, will be asking for new cell phones, iPhones and Smartphones. Did you notice I said new cell phones since chances are very good your child already has a cell phone and wants the latest and greatest one now. Let’s face it, we live in a tech-driven […]

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It’s no secret that from cyberbullies to online stalkers and predators, teens face an increasing range of online threats. What can parents do to help their teens protect themselves online? Did you know: 62 percent of teenagers have witnessed taunting and other cruel behavior online. 23 percent say they have been victims of cyberbullying.

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Remember the old Nigerian email scam? People received emails from an alleged Nigerian general’s widow asking for financial assistance to recover money in exchange for a handsome payout. Most people recognized it for what it was, but many fell for it. According to Snopes.com, this and other 4-1-9 scams took in more than $100 million […]

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Until fairly recently, keeping track of your children’s friends meant knowing who they were hanging out with, who was coming over, and where they were going. With a portal that links to virtually every person in the country now in their pockets, monitoring your children’s acquaintances and interactions is next to impossible. Not knowing what […]

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When we hear about the tragic suicide of a youth, many authorities, family members and friends will go straight to their Facebook page to see if there were any warning signs. Is your teen acting withdrawn?  Secretive? Shutting down their screen as you walk by? Losing weight? Gaining weight? Changing friends?  Recent boyfriend break-up? Starting […]

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When we were growing up there were bullies. Nobody liked to be bullied, but it was a fact of life that you had to deal with kids that weren’t very nice. Now, schools are so anti-bullying that anything that even slightly seems like bullying is taken very seriously. At least when we were growing up […]