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4 Ways to Get Your Kids to Take Homework Responsibility

4 Ways to Get Your Kids to Take Homework Responsibility

You may get as frustrated with homework as your kids do, and it’s sometimes hard to know how much help is appropriate and how much you should back off from helping your child with their homework. To help your kids take responsibility for their homework, here are some tips to try. 1. Establish a Routine Involve your […]

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Parenting Phrases That Defy Argument

With kids, especially teenagers, you might think that they were born to be lawyers. They can seem to turn your words around on you in a second. If you are dealing with this issue, we can help. Below you will find out ways to phrase your words so that there is no mistake as to […]

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5 Methods for Connecting with Your Teenager

5 Methods for Connecting with Your Teenager

Do you ever feel like your teenager is from another planet? They speak a language you don’t understand. They have interests that you’ve never heard of. It’s a common phenomenon. Teenagers are weird. That being said, they’re your teenagers and there are steps you can take to better understand them and be closer. 1. Ask Questions and […]

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Taking Your Teenager on Vacation

As we raise our children, we face differenct obstacles as they go through different developmental, shall we say, “challenges.” At no time are these challenges more obvious to the world than when we take our family and its unique “baggage,” pun intended, on full display during the family vacation. I remember that, when my children […]

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Teens: How to Conquer Boredom

Do your teens whine about being bored? As a parent, that can certainly get on your nerves – you probably don’t remember the last time you were bored! But bored teens are more than an annoyance. Studies have shown that when young people don’t have anything to do, they are more likely to do something […]

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Is your Teen Involved in a “Mine-Field Relationship?”

Early relationships in middle and older adolescence are, how should we describe it,… intense and emotionally charged. Remember Romeo and Juliet, the 13 year-olds from feuding families that Shakespeare tragically paired together in 15th century Verona? With good reason, we mythologize love in adolescence, with its power to plant in our hormonally-fertilized psyches the seeds […]

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Risky Teen Driving Habits Predicts Future Crashes

Teen drivers are typically involved in more accidents than more experienced drivers.  A recent study seems to point out the causes of these teen driver accidents.  A study  of new drivers showed that as the number of sharp turns and screeching stops increases, that predicts the future chance of having an accident or near-accident within […]

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Teens: Smart Ways of Organizing your Study Time for Maximum Efforts

Many teens, like many adults, don’t understand about time management. They struggle to meet their daily obligations – time with family and friends, homework, extracurricular activities and possibly after-school jobs. They’re looking for smart ways of organizing their study time to get maximum results. If you’re like most teens who struggle with studying effectively, chances […]

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