Posts Tagged ‘Parenting’

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 Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, mobile phone safety, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Texting

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How do parents today determine when it’s appropriate to get their kids a cell phone? Parents should begin by having an ongoing dialogue with their children about the role technology will play in their lives. How will a mobile device be used? How will the child show responsibility for it? Who’s going to pay for […]

posted by on Defiant Teens, Difficult Teens, Internet Scams, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Rebellious Teens, Struggling Teens, Teen Help, Teen Help Programs, Troubled Teens

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After experiencing my good teen making some bad choices, I found myself surfing the Internet until I was so confused and stressed that I couldn’t make a decision. One group of specialty schools and behavior modification programs kept popping up wherever I clicked, and I figured they must be good. Then I received their beautiful […]

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 Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Internet profile, Internet Safety, Online activity, Online Safety, Online Security, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Reputation Management, Security Online, Social media, Social Networking, Teens and Technology

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The Internet is an invaluable tool for teenagers, allowing them access to information that would have required their parents to spend hours in the library with a card catalog and stack of reference books. For all of the vast stores of information online, there are also more than a few dangers. Sexual predators, bullying and […]

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

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It’s not uncommon for parents to feel the warring urges to be both a “cool” parent and a strict, overly-protective authoritarian one to ensure that your child doesn’t make the same mistakes as his peers. With access to an entire world at their fingertips and social media that keeps them connected to their friends around […]

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posted by on Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips

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Parenting is daunting from the beginning. When children are born they are so small and helpless and most of us have no idea what we are doing. They seem so fragile in our large unsure hands. And then as they grow we worry that we are giving them all the right tools to face the […]

posted by on Online activity, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Social media, Social Networking, Texting

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This infograph exposes how an increased reliance on text messaging and techspeak is destroying our writing and verbal communication skills. Research suggests the use of abbreviations, word substitutions, acronyms, and emoticons, are all major contributors to this decline. Source:  Online College  

posted by on Bullying, Bullying prevention, Love is Respect, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, teen relationships

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. A recent study shows that young men who frequently bully their peers are also more likely to perform acts of domestic violence as adults. Parents, schools and our community need to know there are many resources they can reach-out to for  valuable information to offer teens about relationships.  […]

posted by on connect safely, Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Internet Safety, Online Privacy, Online Safety, Online Security, Parenting, Parenting tips, Security Online, Social media, Social Networking, Teens and Computers, Teens and Technology

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Let’s face it, our kids crave their privacy just like adults–but they are not adults.  We want to give them their space, and trust them, however it is the outsiders that we worry about.  Especially when it comes to virtually strangers! How to snoop on your kid when they are online?  It sounds very sneaky, […]