Archive for 'Teen'

The Purpose of Allowances

The Purpose of Allowances

The real reasons why we give kids an allowance. Allowances It’s not uncommon for parents to tie children’s allowances to their chores, their homework or even their grades. But Jolene Godfrey, author of Raising Financially Fit [...]

Teens and Part-Time Jobs

Teens and Part-Time Jobs

Why working part-time gives teens more than extra cash. Teens and Jobs Is your teen anxious to get a part-time job? It’s understandable. Working part-time gives many teens a real sense of independence. And if you’ve [...]

Role Modelling Money Values

Role Modelling Money Values

Why parents need to walk the talk when it comes to money management. Role Modelling Finance When it comes to money, do you tell your kids to save and spend wisely, but rack up the credit [...]

Teaching Kids Money Management

Teaching Kids Money Management

Why allowing our children to make a few mistakes can be one of the best ways to teach kids to be financially savvy. Kids and Money As parents, we want our children to grow into self [...]

Family Financial Values

Family Financial Values

A few tips on how to teach our kids to be financially responsible. Family Financial Values Believe it or not, someday your children will be financially independent and, hopefully, responsible. But it won’t happen without a [...]

The Danger of Hamburger Disease

The Danger of Hamburger Disease

Every year children become ill after eating hamburgers and other foods contaminated by bacteria, and over the summer cases of food poisoning soar. However it’s easy to avoid with a little care and a lot of [...]

Teens, Hearing Damage and Rock Concerts

Teens, Hearing Damage and Rock Concerts

How your teen can enjoy the concert experience without major hearing damage. Hearing Damage There’s nothing quite like attending a pop or rock concert when you’re a teen. While it’s great fun and almost a rite [...]

Teens and Fashion

Teens and Fashion

 How to understand teens’ fashion statements, even when you don’t agree. Teens and Fashion During the teen years, kids often express who they are through their choice of fashion.  Sometimes it can be a bit alarming [...]

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 [...]