Archive for 'Teen'

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

Keeping Camping with Family Fun and Safe

When you take your kids camping in the great outdoors, there are a few things you must keep in mind, for safety’s sake. Camping during summer holidays is one of the best ways of experiencing a [...]

Are You Nagged by Your Kids?

Are You Nagged by Your Kids?

How kid marketers have created a whole generation of parent naggers. No to Nagging Did you know that in North America $15 billion dollars is spent on marketing products to children each year?  No wonder parents [...]

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.  [...]

Camping with Kids

Camping with Kids

Why time in the great outdoors brings families closer together. Camping with Kids There’s something about camping as a family that is truly special. Time just seems to slow down when we’re in Mother Nature, and [...]

Parent as Friends

Parent as Friends

Can parents really be their child’s friend? Parents as Friends While there is no greater love than that of a parent for a child, that doesn’t make us their best friend. After all, it’s pretty difficult [...]

Teens, Friends & School

Teens, Friends & School

The positive side of peer pressure. Teens, Friends and School So often we hear about the downside of peer pressure such as teens succumbing to bad behavior when they get mixed up with the wrong crowd.  [...]

Teens and Camp Jobs

Teens and Camp Jobs

A look at the perfect summer job for your teenager. Teens and Camp Jobs Whether it’s overnight or day-camp, attending camp is a great experience for children and a great form of summer childcare for parents.  [...]

Stress in High School

Stress in High School

Signs that your teen may find high school to be a bit overwhelming. Stress in High School From peers difficulties, to academic pressure, the high school years can be a very stressful time in a teen’s [...]

Food Allergies vs Intolerances

Food Allergies vs Intolerances

Does your child suffer from a food allergy? Pets and Allergies So you and your family are considering getting a pet, but because your child has allergies, you’re choosing very carefully.  Good call.  But what if [...]

Moms and Teens

Moms and Teens

What every mother of a teen really needs to know. Moms and Teens If you’re a mother of teens, you may notice that your teenaged children express a little more defiance with you than with their [...]