Opening Lines of Communication with Your Teen

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Does it seem like the closer your child got to adolescence, the harder it became to communicate with them? It seems that once kids reach the age of 14 and older, they build some form of agreement to stop speaking with their parents. A lot of parents make the assumption that this is all completely […]

Teaching Your Teen To Do The Right Thing

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There is no simple way to raise a teenager appropriately. In fact, in order to do so, parents need a lot of patience, time, and determination on their side. As your teen begins to earn more freedom and develop their own sense of self, it will become extremely important that you instill in them the […]

Helping Your Teen Overcome Fear

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Teenage years are likely the hardest years for children growing up. They have moved out of their “childish” ways and now have to deal with an entirely different set of anxieties and fears. For most teenagers, the fear of failure or not being socially accepted can weigh heavily on their minds. If not careful, fear […]

Helping Your Teen Accept & Embrace A Step-Parent

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Moving on after a divorce or break-up can be hard on your teenager. The family dynamic that they’ve known for years is now changed, and there is nothing that they can do about it. This can be very stressful for them to deal with, and in most cases, teens are known to shut down. Once […]

Cell Phone Usage Guidelines For Your Teens

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There can be great benefits to allowing your teen to use a cell phone. However, if you’re a parent who has heard the horror stories about inappropriate cell phone use, you might be a bit hesitant. There are ways in which parents can set standards for cell phone usage and still allow their teens the […]

Helping Your Young Teen Understand the Emotions and Changes of Puberty

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One of the most confusing times in a young teen’s life is probably going through puberty. As their bodies begin to change, most are not prepared for the way that puberty can affect them. Many parents wonder how to explain the changes of puberty to their teen without scaring them off or making them feel […]