Trouble in Paradise: Helping Your Teen Through a Break-Up

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Losing one’s first love is a difficult and heart-wrenching time. The pain and heartache of a breakup stays with a person throughout their lives, so parents of teenagers still remember exactly what their children are going through when they breakup with their girlfriend or boyfriend. Parents often wonder what they can do to help their […]

5 Steps to Finding College Grants and Scholarships

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There is no way to deny it, college is expensive. While community colleges and state colleges are often cheaper than their private college counterparts, paying for college puts a strain on the family’s budget. Thankfully, students have many grants and scholarships available to them that will help cover the costs of tuition, room and board. […]

Helping Your Teen Find the Perfect Summer Job

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Filling your teen’s days with meaningful, quality, and beneficial activities is one of the biggest challenges of parenting. This is particularly true once summer rolls around and the school year comes to an end. Working a summer job is an ideal option for many teens. Parents can help their teen find the perfect summer job, […]

Productive Summer Activities to Prepare Your Teen for College

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The summer after senior year is a busy time. Teens are busy working summer jobs, spending time with friends, and getting ready to head off to college. Though summer is certainly a time to unwind and have some fun before the busy school year begins, it is also a great opportunity to prepare for the […]

The Best Ways to Teach Your Teen to Drive

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Teaching your teenager to drive is a stress inducing and sometimes scary idea. Once a teen reaches driving age and proves that they are responsible enough to be behind the wheel of a car, parents have a big decision to make in terms of how their teenager will learn to drive. There are two main […]

Teaching Your Teen Financial Responsibility

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One of the biggest favors that you can do your teenager as a parent is to teach the importance of financial responsibility from an early age. Many young adults graduate college with no savings account, lots of credit card debt, and upwards of $100,000’s in student loans or more. While borrowing money for school may […]

Top 5 Questions to Ask When Touring Colleges with Your Teen

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Choosing which college to attend is a life-changing decision. Teens and their parents often take time exploring their options, reading about potential colleges, and attending college information nights. The college tour, however, is often the deciding factor for both teens and their parents. In order to get the most from your college tour, you need […]

Autism and Exercise – Interview with Dr. Marjorie Solomon

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The most recent statistics show that approximately 1 in 100 -110 children between the ages of 3 and 17 in the United States have some form of autism. Autism is a neurological disorder characterized by the limited ability or inability to socialize, limited ability or inability to communicate and repetitive patterns of behavior. Given the […]