Archive for the ‘Parenting Teens’ Category

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What can parents do to keep their teens safe online? Parenting has been a frightening proposition since the beginning of time, but parents today are faced with challenges no generation has ever faced: raising children who have spent their entire lives immersed in the Internet and social media. Here we take a look at the […]

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It used to be the case that parents just puzzled over their teens’ calculus homework; now parents have the added challenge of hashtags and embed codes. That’s because parents must become role models online as well as offline, since the separation between those worlds is becoming less distinctive. Since online behavior has real world effects, […]

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Good parents want to teach their children to walk and run, but still protect them when they fall. Healthy parenting is finding a balance between opportunity and risk. Children need to have the opportunity to grow and explore with as little risk of endangerment as possible. As children transition to adulthood, it is the teen […]

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This is a guest post and the name is withheld upon request.  I believe it is a very powerful true story that can be your story or someone you know.  There is never any shame in being honest with yourself and your family–it is the first step to recovery and beginning a life that you […]

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Wow, I was thrilled and honored to be notified that I had not one, but two of my sites (Blog sites) listed in a recent Top 20 Parenting Blogs and Websites by Wilderness Ventures. For over a decade I have been helping parents with struggling teens after my own challenges and experiences.  Years ago, while […]

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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 […]

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Are your children on Facebook? Are you sure you know who they’re communicating with and what they’re posting on there? As a responsible parent, it’s up to you to be aware of your teen’s activities online. We’ve been responsible for their offline lives, and now it’s time to shore up their online lives as well. […]

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With the recent PEW Internet Survey released on May 21st, 2013, there were some new findings that should make parents happy and maybe not so thrilled at the same time. We found out that some teens are finally waking-up to the fact that their online reputation is critical to their future.  Another words, they are […]

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Summer is around the corner.  Whether we are talking about distracted driving or underage drinking both topics demand full attention of both parents and teenagers. Today myths were debunked by The Treatment Research Institute and The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Here is a first look at the  “Underage Drinking In The Home,” a new resource was […]

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Summer is coming and it starts with Memorial weekend. AT&T, which has already reached millions of people through its  “It Can Wait” campaign, announced recently that Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile and 200+ organizations are joining the movement to end texting while driving, a habit involved in more than 100,000 car accidents a year (National Safety […]