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Tips for Keeping Teens Busy Over Summer Break

  If you have a teen or teens and summertime is just around the corner, you are probably feeling a bit anxious about what they …

5 Hiker Survival Skills You Can Teach Your Child in a Weekend

There has been a surge in the popularity of long-distance hiking.  The Appalachian Trail Conservancy lists statistics of those who attempted a thru-hike of the …

5 Ways to Get Your Teen to Stop Drinking Energy Drinks

Are you concerned that your teenage son or daughter is drinking too many energy drinks? Between 30% and 50% of young adults say that they …

Giving Your Teen Space

  Raising a teenager is difficult for the best of parents, just as being a teenager is difficult for all teens, regardless of how easy …

3 Ways to Handle a Bad Report Card

Every parent wants to know that their child is smart. Whether your child is a bubbly first grader or a moody teenager, you want what’s …

Discussing Sex with Your Teenage Son

Though talking about sex with your children can be awkward, don’t avoid it. Even if your teenager already knows about sex, you still need to …

4 Warning Signs Your Child May Be Using Inhalant Drugs

Inhalant drugs are dangerous chemicals you cannot see. They are harmful vapors emitted from products such as glue, paint, gasoline, polish for shoes, and fluid …

7 Questions to Ask to Keep Your Teen Safe at Parties

When it comes to raising teenagers, parents spend a lot of time worrying about where their teens are and what they are doing. The majority …

How to Address Your Teenager’s Spending Behavior

As a parent, you try to teach your children to use money wisely. When childrenbecome teenagers, they seem to forget everything you’ve taught them. This …

Raising Your Teen’s Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a tricky beast for teenagers, especially with the roller-coaster of emotions roiling through them. Some days they might feel on top of the …

How to Help Your Tween Start a Blog

Is your child amazed and inspired by stories? Have they expressed interest in creating his or her own stories or writing about their life? Ask your …

When to Leave Your Teen Alone

Raising teenagers can be a terrifying experience. Often there are no easy answers, and every parent has a different struggle with their teen. However, every …

How to Help Your Child Be an Entrepreneur

All parents want to give their children every advantage possible to live a fulfilling and independent adult life. However, many children arrive to young adulthood …

Helping Your Teen Develop Her Sense of Style

Before you know it, the little girl who you dressed in pretty outfits that you chose will be ready to make her own fashion decisions. …

Establish a Daily Routine With Expectations Clearly Defined and Discussed in the Family

When giving chores or responsibilities around the house, be sure they are reasonable, limited in number, and developmentally appropriate for your child. Check out these …

Financial Skills Your Child Needs Before Heading Off to College

A child leaving for college is a stressful experience. After all, you watched your child enter the world, you held his hand as he took …