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If raising a teenager is causing you heartache, check out these informative articles on how to make the teen years easier for everyone.

The Pain of Watching Your Teen Struggle

The teenage years are a time of making some of the best memories of your life as well as dealing with some of the biggest challenges of your life. My teenage years seemed to be mostly the latter and...

Have Teen Fashions Improved Over the Years

I grew up in the eighties and nineties. The former was one of the most ridiculous decades in fashion since the advent of time itself. The latter was actually quite conservative in comparison. Traveling back in time to the...

Fighting with Teenage Daughters

An argument with a teenage girl can leave a parent exhausted and considering the benefits of boarding school. Girls by nature tend to be dramatic and complicated. They often lose their ability to adequately communicate when they are angry...

Understanding Teenage Behavior

Understanding teenage behavior is a lot like trying to understand Sudoku without the instructions. There are simply too many blank spaces that you don’t know how to fill. Teenagers, for all of their witty charm and endearing attempts at...

Signs Your Teen is on Drugs

According to a survey, most parents miss the warning signs that their teen is using drugs. Until the obvious occurs – such as an arrest or trouble in school, teens have become adept at hiding the truth from their...

Signs my Teenager is Depressed – Warning Signs to Watch For!

Teen angst is not depression. Depression in teenagers can appear to be very similar to the normal moodiness teenagers display. Kids tend to be up one minute and down the next as their hormones race out of control and...

Should Teenagers Be Able to Lock Their Bedroom Door?

The locked bedroom door. This singular piece of housing hardware can cause a great many fights within families. Quite often, the door-locking situation rears its ugly head when a child turns 12 or 13 years old. Suddenly, the door...

Setting Boundaries with Teenagers

Teenagers are these odd combinations of very adult behaviors and often appearances and childlike mentalities that crop up to remind us that they are not quite yet adults. They can present themselves like adults, and often look, smell, conduct...

Pregnancy Before Marriage – Unplanned Pregnancies

Pregnancy before marriage is considered a destructive social ill so the US government has stepped in, determined to curtail this sad phenomenon. The number of births out of wedlock is decreasing gradually - thanks to government and community efforts...

My Teenage Daughter is Pregnant – It’s Not the End of the World

It is something that every parent worries about. Even if you don’t know for sure whether or not your little angel is having sex - chances are she is! I can remember back to my high school days and...

The Hardest Part of Raising Children

Raising kids is hard. It takes a lot of things, one of the most important being flexibility. When you first start out, you never imagine things the way they are really going to be. You imagine the love, the giggles, the cute little smiles. You dwell in moments of...

Tattling – Nobody likes a Tattletale

Nobody likes a tattletale. Especially mom and dad! Hang out with the kids for a few days and chances are you will hear more he said, she said than you would joining a couple that has been married for 50 years. For whatever reason, probably because they are kids...

Stop Talking like a Baby – You’re a Big Kid Now

You are finally out of diapers. The bottle and the sippy cups have been replaced with more grown up, non-spill proof lids. Your child uses the bathroom independently and is constantly telling you, “I can do it myself!” As bittersweet as it is for your child to be growing...

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