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Are Teens a Different Species?

Are Teens a Different Species?

You've dreaded the moment for years, still you're surprised by it the day it happens. You look over at your child, and you need to look up to see if his face is dirty. It is, so you wipe the dirt with your hand, and you realize it's not dirt, it's hair. Boo-Boo has a beard.

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Staying Close When Your Spouse Has to Travel

Staying Close When Your Spouse Has to Travel

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When you are traveling, send your spouse flowers or a basket of fruit with a note that says “I miss you.”

There are many things to consider if you travel for work and still want to maintain a great relationship. It's easy to lose some degree of connection with your spouse when you are away from home. There are many things you can do to ensure that your marriage is strong when one of you travels a lot. Here are some things you can try:

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by: Marvin Maldonado

6 Tips for Parents to Improve and Troubleshoot Remote Learning

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If you’re managing school-age kids in the house while also juggling working from home, then you’ve likely experienced some tech-related meltdowns. Maybe the Wi-Fi went out and everyone’s meetings froze. Or your child’s outdated laptop is buggy and can’t open their online classroom tools until the platform update is complete. Here are some basic tips for improving and troubleshooting the remote learning experience – for everyone!

Moving from Middle to High School

Moving from Middle to High School

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The move from middle to high school is one of those times when your child needs you most, but is often too embarrassed to ask for support. You may have noticed that your child is beginning to push away from you. Try to respect this. On the other hand, it's important to balance a respect for your child's desire for independence with a very real need to stay involved in his life and education.

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Teaching Your Teenager to Drive

Teaching Your Teenager to Drive

What to Do and What to Expect

Teaching your teen to drive requires considerable patience, empathy, and the knowledge of what is needed to best prepare her to become a skilled, responsible driver. Many parents understandably approach this taskwith trepidation and high anxiety. The following suggestions, facts, and tips will help you know what to doand what to expect when you and your teen put the rubber to the road.

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Updated: November 8, 2021

Keeping Food Allergies in Mind During Thanksgiving

Keeping Food Allergies in Mind During Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving, a holiday focused on feasting, can be worrisome for those who must avoid peanuts, gluten, shellfish, or any other food they can't tolerate. Whether you're dining at a restaurant or enjoying dinner at home, the people preparing the food and consuming it need to stay mindful of allergic reactions and how to prevent a possible interaction. When you have life-threatening food allergies, every meal causes concern.

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Teens and Partying

Teens and Partying

You can already guess the drawbacks of entertaining teenagers in your own home (fingerprints all over the walls, no food left in the refrigerator, and so on), but there are some definite advantages. To begin, if they're at your house, you know where they are. In addition, if they're at your house, you'll get to know them (a little, anyway). It's also nice to let your teenager know that you welcome his friends just as you welcome your own.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

Summer Jobs for Teens: The Hunt

Summer Jobs for Teens: The Hunt

Prepare your teen for the working world. Our tips can help you teach him about the job-finding process.Three good reasons for your teen to take a summer job are:

  • Earn cash
  • Build character
  • Prepare for a career

    Earn Cash
    Which jobs are more lucrative: those that pay a flat rate or an hourly rate? Hourly rate jobs have higher earning potential if the number of hours is expandable.

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    Updated: May 29, 2020

    The Ultimate Guide to Coronavirus for Parents

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    Regardless of where you live and how old your children are, if you are a parent, it is completely valid and natural to have concerns about the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. With breaking news by the hour and panic and fear spreading, it is important for everyone to follow the facts. More importantly, as parents, it’s essential to model healthy behaviors, make smart decisions, and talk openly with our children about age-appropriate details and healthy practices.

    Teens Home Alone

    Teens Home Alone

    If the thought of leaving your teens home alone makes you uneasy, you're not alone. As a father who has had to make the decision twice, and a family therapist who deals with the fallout from "self-care" gone awry, I can attest that the issue is one of the most difficult -- and wrenching -- you'll make as a parent. The media have only made the decision more difficult, shamelessly fueling fear and guilt by pointing out worst case scenarios and using the "home alone" theme as a horror movie motif.

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    Suicide Threats and Teens

    Suicide Threats and Teens

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    The suicide rate among adolescents has tripled in the last twenty-five years. It has grown so rapidly that suicide now ranks as the third leading cause of death among adolescents. For every completed adolescent suicide, there are more than 60 unsuccessful adolescent attempts to end one's own life.

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    Updated: March 2, 2021

    5 Tips for Avoiding the Stores During the Holidays

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    If you dread the holidays because crowded stores and bright lights spike your pulse, there is a solution. Just stay out of the stores. This holiday season, keep your sanity and stay in your flannel pajamas. We have five tips that will help you make it to 2020 without ever stepping foot in a brick and mortar shop. 

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    "My Kid's Smoking? You've Got to Be Kidding!"

    "My Kid's Smoking? You've Got to Be Kidding!"

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    Ninety-one percent of six-year-olds know who Joe Camel is and what he sells, according to studies conducted by the FDA.

    Who isn't aware of the numerous health problems caused by smoking? And what addicted adult wouldn't do it over if he were given the chance never to have started?

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    Updated: May 20, 2021

    Mom Burnout is Real, Here Are 5 Ways to Avoid It

    Mom Burnout

    Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, a working mom, a new mom, a seasoned mom, a mom of one, or a mom of multiples, burnout can affect us all. It’s common for moms of any stage to experience very real mommy burnout regardless of if your little ones are home with you 24/7 or in daycare or school. Let’s take a look at what exactly mom burnout is and how best to avoid it.

    Updated: May 15, 2019

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    Teenage Drivers

    Teenage Drivers

    Are you terrified by the thought of your 16-year-old behind the wheel?

    You're right to be nervous. According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among young people ages 15 to 27. Teen drivers are at risk for collisions because of their inexperience and immaturity.

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    Updated: February 12, 2020

    Easing Anxiety and Worry in Teens Before Starting College

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    Now that the school year is winding down, for parents of teens graduating high school, a new set of struggles begins: the countdown to the start of college. By mid August, kids will be starting this next chapter in their lives. And there is a lot to do in that time. Emotions are running high for everyone, but especially for the kids going off to college. Their lives are about to experience a major upheaval, and it’s likely they’re scared and anxious. But they may not want to, or be able to articulate their fears. 

    Genealogy Classes, Lectures, and More

    Genealogy Classes, Lectures, and More

    Readin', Writin', and 'Rithmetic

    Seek every opportunity to attend classes and lectures on genealogy. Become familiar with the names of outstanding genealogists, and look for opportunities to hear them lecture. Read their published articles.

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