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Annoying Teen Habits

Annoying Teen Habits

OK, so I have to get these off my chest. I love teens and work with them all day everyday, but there are a few things they do that drive me (and I hear parents) up the wall. Some of these are just plain gross…and I am sure I did them too. Disclaimer:...

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Nurture the Introverted Teenager

Nurture the Introverted Teenager

Six girls sit around a table, talking and enjoying after-school snacks. One tells a story with great wit, and the others respond by laughing out loud until they have tears in their eyes. Their classmates at school would hardly recognize them. They consider...

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Parenting Teens in the 21st Century

Parenting Teens in the 21st Century

Reasons Parenting Teens in the 21st Century Makes Me Want to Scream When I was 14, I gave my mother hell. For an entire year, I moped, I sulked, I whined and then I bought a Walkman (remember those?) and listened to REO Speedwagon (remember them?) while...

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Handle Teenagers Back Talk

Handle Teenagers Back Talk

Teens That Talk Back When your teenager fights with you, it ruins your authority, it frustrates you, it leaves you feeling helpless, it erodes your respect, and leaves you not knowing what to do. Even if you get your way, the mere fact that you have to...

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Dealing with Lazy Teenagers

Dealing with Lazy Teenagers

For many frustrated parents, parting the Red Sea might seem more of a possibility than parting the couch from their teenager’s rear end. We have entered into an age where video game controller dexterity and cell phone dialing is about the extent of many...

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Is My Child Lazy?

Is My Child Lazy?

Is there a difference between lazy and unmotivated? Why do some children move as if in slow motion? Is this normal or are they just trying to irritate you? You may be surprised to learn that a great many factors come into play when a child appears to...

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TV with Sexual Content Influences on Teens

TV with Sexual Content Influences on Teens

Adolescents who watch large amounts of television containing sexual content are twice as likely to begin engaging in sexual intercourse in the following year as their peers who watch little such TV, according to a RAND Corporation study issued today....

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Influences on Teen Decisions

Influences on Teen Decisions

Today's youth are faced with the challenge of coping with an ever-broadening spectrum of influences on decision making and behavior. Many of these influences have potentially negative effects on growth and development. For example, social environments...

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Helping Your Child Learn To Give Criticism

Helping Your Child Learn To Give Criticism

Learning to receive criticism is an important life skill, and it can be a challenge to master when such judgment is not always given in constructive and helpful ways! Words meant for improvement are given inelegantly -- or even angrily -- and discerning...

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Criticism And The Teenage Years

Criticism And The Teenage Years

Even if you’ve been the perfect example of constructive criticism, even if your child has been demonstrating healthy and positive ways to give and receive criticism for years, the teenage years are different. Yes, they are. The pressure of adolescence...

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