• Teens
    Teen Driving
    Car Insurance for Teens: It's Going to Cost You Big Time
    Car Insurance for Teens: It's Going to Cost You Big Time Call your insurance company as soon as your teen gets her permit or starts driver's education. After that, get prepared for the news you know is coming. It's common to see insurance rates...
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    Teen Driving
    Teens and Driving: Emergencies on the Road
    Teens and Driving: Emergencies on the Road Info Flash Consider joining an auto club, which will provide your teen with an automatic “road support” system in case of emergency. If you join, be sure your teen has a membership card which lists ...
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    Career Paths
    Intrapersonal: Possible Careers
    Intrapersonal: Possible Careers It's never too early to start helping your kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up! But don't try to match your kids' talents to specific careers too early. Instead, help your kids see the array of o...
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    Teen Driving
    Setting Rules for Your Teen Driver
    Setting Rules for Your Teen Driver Once your teen is driving regularly, you may find that all the drivers in your family are jockeying for use of the car. Here are some of the questions and rules you'll want to review as a family so that these i...
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    Teen Driving
    Car Safety: Making Your Teen a Better Driver
    Car Safety: Making Your Teen a Better Driver Info Flash In areas which have teen curfews, auto crashes have been reduced by as much as 69 percent during restricted hours. Every parent wonders, “So what can I do to make my teen a better driver...
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    Teen Driving
    Teen Driving: Keeping Your Teen Safe
    Teen Driving: Keeping Your Teen Safe Set guidelines on riding with others. In 1993, two out of every three teens who died as passengers in crashes were traveling in vehicles driven by other teens. And fatal crashes involving 16-year-olds were mu...
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    Jobs and Chores
    10 Great Volunteer Ideas for Teens
    Now might be the ideal time to set yourself up for next year's job. But you have to be willing to volunteer part-time in your community. Unpaid work can help you learn new skills, understand more about the workplace, and -- best of all -- give yo...
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    Jobs and Chores
    Neatness Counts: Keeping a Teen's Room Clean
    Neatness Counts: Keeping a Teen's Room Clean Some parents think they'll wait out the messy room phase and simply close the door. If you're considering this, you've got a long wait, and you've provided no guidelines for how the room is going to ...
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    Jobs and Chores
    Your Teen's Room: Tips for Compromise
    Your Teen's Room: Tips for CompromiseOne reason your teen's room is a mess may be because the storage arrangement no longer works. Just try stacking sweaters for a 14-year-old in the same space where sweaters for a 6-year-old were stored, or put...
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    Jobs and Chores
    Teaching Teens the "How to" of Chores
    Teaching Teens the "How to" of Chores Info Flash Be sure that your chores transcend gender barriers. If you've taught your son some basic repair skills, your daughter should be taught them as well. And your son should be as capable with a frying...
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    Career Paths
    Bodily-Kinesthetic: Possible Careers
    Bodily-Kinesthetic: Possible CareersIt's never too early to start helping your kids figure out what they want to be when they grow up! But don't try to match your kids' talents to specific careers too early. Instead, help your kids see the array ...
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    Jobs and Chores
    Setting Deadlines for Teens
    Setting Deadlines for Teens Info Flash A study conducted by Dr. Laurence Steinberg of Temple University revealed that a higher incidence of anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and alcohol abuse was found in children of overindulgent famili...
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    Jobs and Chores
    Giving Orders a Teen Can Understand
    Giving Orders a Teen Can Understand Your teen is far more concerned about her complexion than she is about the state of your household, and you can save both time and angst by clearly communicating what is bothering you. Be specific. Just as a ...
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    Kids and Credit Cards
    Teach Kids About Buying on Credit
    Teach Kids About Buying on Credit Using a credit card to pay for things is more common in many places than using cash. So it's important as teens become more independent to be able to get their own credit cards and handle them well. It's not too...
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    Expenses
    When Your Teen Wants a Car
    When Your Teen Wants a Car There's a great probability that, sooner or later, your teenager is going to want to have his own car. The question is, will you agree to let him have one? Let's dispel the notion right up front that every teenager ne...
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    Kids and Credit Cards
    Teach Kids About Charge Cards
    Teach Kids About Charge Cards Money ABCs Credit cards allow your child to pay for things up to a certain credit limit (a fixed dollar amount set by the credit card company). For example, your child may have a $1,000 credit limit, allowing him t...
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    Kids and Credit Cards
    Teach Kids How to Build a Good Credit Rating
    Teach Kids How to Build a Good Credit Rating You may be willing to give your child credit by making a loan. Loans to children from people they know are discussed Loaning Money to Your Child. Financial Building Blocks The three main credit repo...
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    Kids and Credit Cards
    Teach Kids About Borrowing Money
    Teach Kids About Borrowing Money In Hamlet, Polonius warned, “Neither a borrower nor a lender be.” His cautionary words still ring true today. Using credit has become a quick way to instant gratification: You can see it, want it, and buy it ...