Far too often, parents try to skirt over the important issues in life such as alcohol and drugs, growing up, sex and other ‘facts of life,’ by talking around the issues. Unfortunately, this leaves a lot to the imagination for a preteen or teenager.
You need money to move. To rent a one-bedroom apartment or efficiency there are costs involved and it depends on where in the country you live to figure this out. Let’s use three examples that show a range and look at rent, moving, and other money-costs.
It’s hard to imagine that your little girl is growing up. But even harder to imagine is that your little girl is having sex. For many parents, the easiest way to deal with the fact that their daughter may or may not be having sex is to simply live in a state of blissful denial.
Essentially, the only wholly effective way to not get pregnant is through abstinence. Even so, in most cases it takes both vaginal penetration and ejaculation to cause a pregnancy.
Don’t forget what it was like to be a teenager. Being a teen can be hard at times, and just because you made a zillion mistakes doesn’t mean your teen will.
Sending teenagers to boot camp is often a decision that saves lives, and futures, without the scar that jail time leaves on their record.
Nobody wants to be a high school dropout. There is shame and embarrassment that comes along with it. Dropping out is copping out and nobody wants to be considered weak.
Every family is different and although most of us try to talk to our kids about premarital sex and pregnancy few of us seem to be getting it right. With teenage pregnancies on the rise more and more of our daughters have to face becoming parents at a young age.
Overweight teens are three times more likely to experience depression. Often their weight problems began in childhood and by the time they reach their adolescence, they have developed numerous coping and defense mechanisms. They may not even seem interested in reducing their weight.
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