Archive for 'Teen'

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How Physical Education Affects Children’s Grades

How physical education and academics can go hand in hand. Phys. Ed. and Academics It’s recommended that school-aged children and teens get sixty minutes of exercise each day. Considering that a good part of their day [...]

Driving and Graduation

Driving and Graduation

Tips for ensuring our graduating students arrive alive. Driving and Graduation Too often we hear a tragic tale of graduating students dying in a horrific car crash.  It’s a time of year when the celebrating gathers [...]

Students and Major Projects

Students and Major Projects

How to help your child get a handle on those major projects and term papers. Students and Major Projects It’s at this time of year, when  term papers and projects are coming due, that many students [...]

The Dangers of Spring Flooding

The Dangers of Spring Flooding

During springtime, flooding, thin ice and rushing waters can lead to tragedy. But there are ways to keep kids safe from spring water runoff and rains. Every year we hear of someone who has drowned in [...]

Shy Kids and Socialization

Shy Kids and Socialization

The difference between shyness and social anxiety disorder. Shy Kids Everyone feels shy now and again, but social anxiety disorder requires more consideration because it can affect school performance, lead to depression and low self-confidence. Cynthia [...]

Banning Friends During Teen Years

Banning Friends During Teen Years

A look at the influence we have over who our kids hang out with. Banning Friends Is your teen hanging out with someone who you think is a bad influence?  Would you love to ban that [...]

Stress for Today’s Students

Stress for Today’s Students

Why today’s high school students feel so stressed out. Stress for Today’s Students Some studies have shown that today’s high school students feel a great deal of anxiety and stress, with nearly 30% saying that they’re [...]

Teens and Rules

Teens and Rules

Why it’s important to still lay down a few ground rules for teens. Teens and Rules When it comes to disciplining teens, it can seem like you’re taking to a brick wall.  Teens are often defiant [...]

Choosing Healthy Foods For Teenagers

Choosing Healthy Foods For Teenagers

Next time you’re out grocery shopping, you may want to make a point of stocking up with healthy, high calorie foods for your teen on the go. It turns out, teens need a lot of food [...]

Teen Development

Teen Development

Challenging the idea that all teens are horrible. Teen Development Many of us have heard people talk about teens negatively and we may have thought it ourselves.  But most teens are hardworking; going to school plus [...]