Texting teens

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Text messaging is a very popular mode of communication these days, specially with teens. That is why parents should consider using it a tool to improve communication with their children. But how can texting do that? Well here are the answers. Quick Answers In an age when it’s difficult to catch up with busy teens […]

Teen driving tips

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Car crashes are the leading cause of death among 15 to 20 year olds. Handing keys to your teenager for the first time is enough to cause teeth-clenching, hand-wringing anxiety for even the calmest of parents. Here are ten things that parents can do to help their teens be safe behind the wheel. Know Your […]

Teen ADHD: Symptoms and Treatment

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Primary Symptoms: A Teen with ADHD is: Inattentive – can’t seem to get focused or stay focused on a task or activity OR Hyperactive/impulsive – very active and often acts without thinking OR (Collectively) Inattentive, impulsive, and too active Below is what The year 2000 Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) provides as […]

Tips to avoid being unhealthy

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Obesity is a very very big problem, everyone know that already. Countless studies have been made to find reasons and cures but it still plagues the society today. Some of the most unfortunate victims of obesity are children, children who will have the physical and social burden of being “fat” throughout their lives. So for […]

Conflict resolution: Are your kids ready to handle it?

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There are a few ways a child can approach different situations specially when conflict arises, and children sometimes fail to resolve these conflicts because their particular style of conflict resolution is not adequate enough to effectively handle such situation. Parents can still do something about this, all they need to do is identify which conflict […]

Myths and truth about suicide

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Myth: Talking about suicide gives people permission to seriously consider it as a solution to their problems – and even attempt it. Fact: People flirting with the idea may feel isolated and unloved. Bringing up the subject opens doors and conversations, especially if you listen and are sincerely concerned. If suicide is talked about openly […]

Rich teens have problems too

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A report from the suburbs has some surprising news about children growing up in the culture of affluence. It’s a longitudinal study and the interesting finding is that the kids have a multitude of adjustment problems. The surprise is that they often have more problems than age-matched kids growing up in the inner city—and their […]

Choose your words

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The things that parents say to their kids are a very big influence into what they will become later in life. During the formative years, children’s primary source of information, knowledge and everything that they can learn are their parents thats why parents should always be mindful of whatever they say, and how they say […]