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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.

My Daughter is a Slob – Every Parents Nightmare

As I held my precious baby daughter in my arms for the first time, I imagined all the wonderful things that she would one day be. Visions of little pink tutus and ballet slippers flashed through my head. My...

Discovered Your Teen Doing Drugs? Here’s What to Do

Teenagers go through many changes (behavioral, physical, and emotional) as they approach their adult years. Along their journey, the chances are high that they’ll interact with drugs and alcohol. Conflicting reports have shown that this occurrence has decreased and...

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...

Why Raising Upstanders Gets an A+

Schools are where children gain knowledge but it’s also the place where they create connection and develop as social beings. Hopefully, it’s a place where they feel they belong. School climate promotes — or complicates — a student’s ability to learn and achieve academically. This is common sense. To the...

Am I Too Strict With My Daughter – Most Likely You Are

As your kids get older, its easy to forget all those 'reminders to self' you gave yourself when you were growing up. Your own mother would nag you incessantly, or not allow you to go out and do something and you thought she was a heathen. She just didn't...

The Pros and Cons of Living on Campus

Living on campus has been a part of mainstream American culture for years. You’ve seen it happen in countless movies: the child moves off to college and, as a freshman, finds a place on campus, usually in the dorms. It’s become such a steady part of who we are...

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