Archive for 'Teen'

Teens and Limits

Teens and Limits

Why it’s important to teach our teens to negotiate and problem solve. Teens and Limits When it comes to setting limits with teens, our best bet as parents is to negotiate the rules.  Why?  Because by [...]

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Boys who drink soda pop, fruit punch, lemonade and other sweetened beverages are at nearly double the risk of being overweight and obese compared to their peers according to research out of the University of Saskatchewan.  [...]

Family Road Trips

Family Road Trips

The benefits of unplugging our kids while on a family road trip. Family Road Trips Hitting the open road with kids in tow is a great way to see our country, not to mention it’s a [...]

Teens and Job Safety

Teens and Job Safety

Is your teen risking life and limb at his part time or summer job? What your teen needs to know when she heads into the work force.  While part-time or summer jobs can give teens a [...]

Teens Misbehaviour at School

Teens Misbehaviour at School

What to do and say when teens misbehave at school. Teens Misbehavior at School Often parents of adolescents who are struggling with academics think their kids would do better if they just tried harder, and the [...]

Europe with Kids – The Itinerary, Part 2 of 6

Europe with Kids – The Itinerary, Part 2 of 6

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through Europe with your children? Host of The Parent Report radio show, Joanne Wilson decided to make her dream a reality. In the second in a six part series, Joanne [...]

Vacations Plans and Divorce

Vacations Plans and Divorce

Balancing the summer school break when divorce is part of your family. Vacations and Divorce Summer time can create special challenges for families where divorce is part of the picture. For children with two parents in [...]

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

A recent European study of nearly a half a million children in 50 countries has concluded that fast food consumed by children three or more times a week impairs immune function, increasing the risk of asthma [...]

Making Your Teen’s Prom Meaningful

Making Your Teen’s Prom Meaningful

Sometimes moms can look forward to their daughter’s prom night more than she does. Prom Season Are you over invested in your daughter’s prom, and by this I mean more than the financial costs of prom [...]

Stressed Out Teens; When Adolescents Do Too Much

Stressed Out Teens; When Adolescents Do Too Much

Is your teen taking on too much? From part-time jobs to band and sports, too many activities can play havoc with your teen’s academic success. Is your teen contemplating taking on a part-time job while attending [...]