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Adults are supposed to be the role models for their children–especially when it comes to our teenagers.  Whether it is using drugs or texting and driving.  So the results are in. According to a recent AT&T poll: ·         Nearly half of commuters admit to texting while driving which is more than teens. 49% of commuters […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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When you’re raising a teenager, your house can feel like a war-zone that’s scattered with potential land mines masquerading as casual questions. Every interaction can feel like it has the potential to blow up in your respective faces, leaving parents wondering what the safest course of action is in terms of avoiding an argument. During […]

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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 […]

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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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With the start of Spring Break around the corner (and summer soon after!), some people, including our teens, will be traveling abroad. Nothing can put a damper on fond memories of a trip faster than sticker shock from your wireless bill. To help customers keep charges predictable when traveling internationally, AT&T offers these tips: ·         […]

Parenting Teens

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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 […]

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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