Posts Tagged ‘Parenting tips’

posted by on Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen driving, Teen Issues

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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 […]

posted by on Binge Drinking, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Struggling Teens, Teen drug abuse, Teen drug use, Teen Help, Teen Help Programs, Troubled Teens, Underage Drinking

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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 […]

posted by on Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen Ambition, Teen Help, Teen Issues, teen relationships

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One of the biggest problems with teens today is that they do not seem to have any ambition. They are happy to live at home with their parents for the rest of their lives or work dead end jobs making just enough to pay the rent on an apartment with their friends. Although the reasons […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Parental control, Parental Controls, Parenting, Parenting tips, Reputation Management, Security Online, Social Networking, Teens and Technology

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It’s inevitable, but as they grow older, your son or daughter will want to have access to the home computer. In fact, more than likely they will ask for a computer of their own. Although the safest path would be to keep them off the computer and away from inappropriate sites, images, and people online, […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Facebook, Online activity, Online Safety, Online Scams, Online Security, Parental control, Parental Controls, Parenting, Parenting tips, Social media, Social Networking, Yoursphere

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This is a question that has been lingering for the past couple of years.  We know that kids under 13 are joining, but should they be? The brave new world of technology has expanded so far that even your grandmother may have an account on the social networking clearinghouse that is Facebook. The fact that […]

posted by on Bullying, Bullying prevention, Education, Parenting, Parenting tips

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  Dr. Michele Borba, Parenting and Bullying Prevention Expert, was featured at the Community Empowerment Series in St. Johns County on Saturday, March 9th, 2013. It was a full house with parents, students, teachers, guidance counselors, principals, deans, therapists, kids that started anti-bullying programs and residents that wants to make a difference in our community. […]

posted by on College Tips, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

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The junior and senior years in high school are a time filled with excitement, anxiety and anticipation, for both teens and their parents. Questions about the future loom large, and matters concerning the college admissions process are always high on the list. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, enrollment in degree-granting institutions increased […]

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

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The question is no longer whether you are going to give your teenager his own cell phone but at what age you allow him to have his own cell phone. This is largely going to depend upon you and the maturity level of your teenager (which is something that only you as a parent can […]

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Guest post by Ken Myers: When you think about teenagers you usually picture them with headphones in their ears and a phone stuck to their nose. However theses are often unhealthy and isolating behaviors that allow the teens to live in a world of their own creation. By exploring nature with your teen you can […]

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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 […]