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Spring Break: Safety for Teens

Spring Break: Safety for Teens

For teens, spring break gets a major renovation around senior year of high school. This transformation takes place primarily because by age 17, most teens have their driver’s license and are ready to hit the road. In preparation for spring break, teens often collaborate and plan overnight trips to nearby destinations. Although it is common [...]
Manners

Manners

Never underestimate the importance of good manners. Your children will grow up to be kinder and more considerate of others if they are taught when they are young. Lead by example. With a little encouragement, children will learn good manners if they see you practice them. Behaving politely is a learning process; therefore, it is [...]
Lying

Lying

Parents are often surprised by the dishonesty of their children. School-age children lie for many reasons. Understanding why children lie can be most helpful in dealing with dishonesty. Reasons Children Might Lie: To impress and gain the respect of peers. (“My dad is a millionaire.”) To please parents. Children want to make their parents happy. (“Yes, I [...]
After-School Studying Tips

After-School Studying Tips

Studying is the key to being successful in school. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your children’s study sessions after-school. Re-write Your Notes Everyday After-School:  Re-writing your notes after-school is a perfect way to “lock-in” what you have learned for the day while at school. Also, it will allow you your […]

Coping With Cliques and Aggression

Coping With Cliques and Aggression

Ask any adolescent girl and she can easily point out and explain what a clique is, who is part of the “in” crowd, and who is not. In today’s world, peer groups have more influence than ever before, and technology makes it easier for children to be anonymous and more widespread in their malicious behaviors. […]

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