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Help My Preteen/Teenager is Driving Me Nuts!!!
by Kimberly Chastain.I have been a therapist for over 18 years now and have seen hundreds of adolescents. If I had a dollar for every time a parent said to me, “If I talked the way my kids talk to me when I was a child I wouldn’t be able to get off the floor.” I wo...

Freedom on Juneteenth - What have we forgotten...
by Daviyd Peterson.This Juneteenth celebration a final blow to American slavery has moved beyond the borders of Galveston, beyond the borders of the great State of Texas, beyond the borders of the U.S. to encircle several countries and faiths and peoples. We need to as...
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Talk To Your Teen
by Cori Sachais Swidorsky.One of the hardest parts of life is growing up.  Teenagers are faced with decision-making, responsibility, and choices, everything adults have to face on a daily basis.  Life gets overwhelming at times and we all need someone to depend on.&...
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How to AssistTroubled Teens
by Kent Pinkerton.These include: acting moody and/or rude, complaining about parental interference, experimenting with sex and/or drugs, searching for a sense of identity, showing less affection to parents and/or siblings.Unfortunately, some teens are more troubled th...
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Camps for Troubled Teens: Disciplines and Wilderness
by Kent Pinkerton.Boot camps are military-style facilities that use discipline, military exercises, rigorous physical training, and fear of authority to transform a troubled teen into a “good soldier” who follows rules. Unfortunately, most boot camps do not addres...
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Effective Troubled Teen Programs
by Kent Pinkerton.For these parents and troubled teens, behavior modification programs are a good starting point. In behavior modification programs, appropriate behavior is reinforced and rewarded and inappropriate behavior is confronted and redirected, with consequen...
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Homes for Troubled Teens: Therapeutic and Residential
by Kent Pinkerton.Programs, which provide 24-hour supervision, structure and treatment, usually last from three to six months, although teens can attend for a longer period of time if necessary. These programs also work with families to identify issues in the home and...
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Teen Boot Camps
by Eddie Tobey.Originally teen boot camps or juvenile boot camps were meant for delinquent adolescents with behavioral and substance abuse problems. Here they stay under supervision for a time and are subjected to a military-style discipline. Several jurisdictions ...
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MySpace and Teens: What Can Parents Do?
by Scott Hendison.Many teens are excited about MySpace because it allows them to meet new people and post a profile that gives lots of information about them.  What they don’t always understand and what many of them are not willing to accept is that there are p...
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How To Connect With Your Preteen & Teenagers
by Aurelia Williams.As the parent of a pre-teen or teenager, you may long for the days when you could hold your child on your lap and they were eager to talk, laugh, and play with you. Those days may be long gone, but you can still find ways to connect with your teen. H...
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Teen Discipline: Just as Important Now as it was Then
by Aurelia Williams.As the parent of a teen, you no doubt wish you could go back to the days when it was easier to discipline and correct your child.? The days when you did it because you knew they knew no better and looked to you for guidance and direction in this scar...
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Help, My Teen Wants To Begin Dating
by Aurelia Williams.Ah, dating.? It’s a part of every teen’s life.? It’s also a source of stress for most parents when their child reaches this pivotal point.? It doesn’t have to be stressful.? Here are a few tips to help you keep the fear at bay when your teena...

Do Teen Brains Cause Reckless Behavior?
by Simon J Evans.The latest issue of Scientific American Mind has a great article about the teen brain, challenging many of our current thoughts about our young adolescents. Many recent studies support the notion that teenagers' brains are somehow inept at dealing wi...
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Teen-age Suicide: A True Story
by Helene Rothschild.Are you a teen-ager contemplating suicide or the parent of one? The following case study may help you solve your problem. When I met Jill, she was sixteen years old and had been in counseling for four years. She was twelve years old when she tried ...
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Breaking the News to Your Parents: Help for Pregnant Teens
by Mardie Caldwell.There are times when your parents may not be the easiest people in the world to talk with, and it is even worse if the subject of the conversation is something that you know will be upsetting. The important thing to remember is that if you are a preg...
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The Best Way To Teach A Teenager The Value Of Money
by Donald Saunders.It seems as thought there are more and more things for teenagers to spend money on every day. There are designer sports shoes, mp3 players, expensive clothes, video games and much more. If, like the majority of us, you do not have pots of money, then...
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Teaching Your Teenager That It Is Alright To Just Say No
by Donald Saunders.This may seem an odd thing to say but a large number of parents do not understand how crucial it is to teach children that dating and sex are not the same thing. Sad though it is many teenagers simply assume that sex is a normal part of dating and ev...
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Giving Your Teen a Financial Head Start
by Vince Shorb.Record debt, skyrocketing foreclosures and a large number of people suffering from financial stress ' is this your teenagers' future? It does not have to be. Raising a financially responsible teenager will help them avoid the problems that so many ...
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Simple Tips to Raising a Financially Successful Teenager
by Vince Shorb.Would you send your high school or college age child rock climbing without training or the right equipment? Most people answer 'no' because they do not want their child to taking wild risks. Yet these same parents are sending their children off to ...
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Let the Teens Manage Their Money
by Florencio Jr Sevilla.The following may help the teens manage their money:Teach the teens to saveEncourage the teens to open a savings account to deposit their earnings. Even just a few dollars a week will be good enough. If their parents are giving them allowances, they ...
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Parents That Support Teen Drinking
by Steve Dahl.As an adult you know you did plenty of stupid things when you were a teen. Maybe that's why teen drinking is a growing problem. Maybe our guilt as parents prevents us from being too strict about teenage drinking. To add fuel to the fire, hundreds of ...
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Teens: How to Help Them Get Over failure
by Preeti Narayan.We all do our best to teach our teens how to win. But teaching children how to handle failure and setback is equally important.Whether it's failing in test, or losing in dance competition or sports, failure can be painful for children.During such sit...
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Educating Teenagers About Drinking And Driving
by Donald Saunders.The number one cause of death amongst youngster between the ages of 15 and 24 is drunk driving and so educating your teenagers about the dangers of drinking and driving is particularly important, not only for their own protection but for the protecti...
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4 Tips To Get Your Teenager To Open Up To You
by Donald Saunders.Our teenagers' lives are often a closed book to us and no matter how hard we try they simply will not let us open the book and read what is inside. But how are we supposed to protect out children and help them to develop into self-sufficient and conf...
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Why Is Sport Such A Great Outlet for Teenagers?
by Donald Saunders.Many teenagers in high school today try out for sports because they think that it will make them popular with their friends and also provide a good vehicle for getting them dates. But there are of course many other benefits to be gained from sports i...
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