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    Connecting With Your Teen
    10 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Teen
    Let's face it — sometimes it seems as though teenagers hail from a different planet. While it's true that your teenage child still needs your guidance as a parent, many times it feels as though having a conversation with her might seem about as...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Teen Independence
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen?
    The iConnected Parent: Are You Making Life Too Easy for Your Teen? iPhones. Email. Skype. In this day and age, keeping in touch with people is almost always just a click, dial, or keystroke away. And this includes your college-aged child. Nobody...
    Lindsay Hutton
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    How to Survive Your Daughter's Teen Years
    How to Survive Your Daughter's Teen YearsThe surging hormones and emotional changes that frame our daughters' adolescence can feel like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes the "terrible teens" can dim the glow of the most confident moms. Dr. Roni Co...
    Kyanna Sutton
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    Communicating With Teens
    Essential Rules of Parenting: Raising Teenagers Successfully
    When your child becomes a teenager, you're well over halfway through the job of raising them, and you have only a few years left to instill all those values and principles you want them to go into adult life with. And suddenly, they look as if th...
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    Connecting With Your Preteen
    The Family That Plays Together
    The Family That Plays Together You will probably have an easy time remaining connected to your youngster if you genuinely enjoy the video games, skateboarding, carnivals, shopping malls, arcades, and movies that are the lifeblood of this age gro...
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    Connecting With Your Preteen
    Conversing with Tweens
    Conversing with Tweens It is important to continue talking to your tween about important issues even though he is silent, distracted, and preoccupied with people and events outside the family. Just don't expect him to respond with words — at ...
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    Teen Depression
    Son Threatens to Kill Himself
    If you feel manipulated, you probably are. Your son may be seeking power and finding that this response gets him what he wants. ...
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    Fact Monster - a safe online educational space for kids

    Are you worried about your kids being online? Fact Monster is a KidSafe-certified site for your kids to get homework help, play games and watch educational videos. Check it out...and give Same Game a try yourself!

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    Respecting Teen Privacy
    Should I Snoop into My Daughter's Private Affairs?
    Should I Snoop into My Daughter's Private Affairs? Building Blocks Excessive behavior that is socially destructive and characterized by fighting, stealing, arson, truancy, and leaving home is called a conduct disorder. Building Blocks Anorexia ...
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    Mother/Daughter Relationships
    Determining the Best Way to Approach Your Daughter
    Determining the Best Way to Approach Your Daughter Moms need to be up front and approach their daughters if they are concerned about a new newfound friendship group or boyfriend. The trick is in how you say it. One slip of the tongue and these...
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    Communicating With Teens
    The Special Art of Talking to Teenagers
    The Special Art of Talking to Teenagers The following suggestions are from the book, "I'm not mad, I just hate you!" They were written expressly with teenagers in mind. The authors call upon moms to engage in responsible communication with thei...
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    Respecting Teen Privacy
    My Parents Won't Respect My Privacy
    What can you do when you feel that your parents are violating your privacy? ...
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    Connecting With Your Teen
    What Could My Teen Daughter Possibly Be Thinking?
    What Could My Teen Daughter Possibly Be Thinking? The most sound, convincing, and well-developed answer to this question is given by psychologist Terri Apter. They look grown-up. Sometimes these daughters of ours even act grown-up. But the fact ...
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    Communicating With Teens
    The Traumatic Teen Years
    The Traumatic Teen Years My 13 1/2-year-old daughter does not like school. In fact, in every class where she has a marginal (terrible) grade her teachers have kindly noted that she “does not work to her potential.” It is nice that they have ...
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    Respecting Teen Privacy
    Teen Space, Teen Privacy?
    Teen Space, Teen Privacy? Can your teen shut you out of her room, claiming privacy? No. While certain elements of your teen's life certainly are private, her room isn't really one of them. It's your house, and it's perfectly appropriate for you ...
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    8 Epic Emoji-Themed Crafts, Activities & Recipes
    Are your kids obsessed with emoji? We've rounded up the best emoji crafts, activities, and treats found on Pinterest. Whether you're throwing an emoji-themed birthday party or simply want to have some (shhh... screen-free!) fun with kids, tweens...
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    Communicating With Teens
    When You're in a Rut with Your Teen
    When You're in a Rut with Your Teen There's no doubt that communicating with a teen is a road filled with ruts. It's easy to get stuck. A few bad months of disagreeing over everything can make it seem doubtful that the two of you will ever spea...