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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 [...]

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 [...]

Hidden Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

Hidden Signs That Your Child is Being Bullied

Whether a child is the victim of name calling or physical abuse, bullying is devastating to a child’s sense of self worth. Is your child the victim of bullying? Sometimes the signs are hard to spot, [...]

Dealing with Teen Depression

Dealing with Teen Depression

Is your teen feeling the blues? He may be suffering from depression, a medical condition that requires proper treatment. Is your teen down in the dumps? While it’s true that teens often experience mood swings, depression [...]

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Tweens, Teens & Social Media

Why Facebook and other social media is so important to tweens and teens. The Culture of Technology If you want to make life tough on your child, just ban them from using social media.  For kids, [...]

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 [...]

Hamburger Disease

Hamburger Disease

Tips on how to prevent the sometimes deadly ‘hamburger disease’. Hamburger Disease Summertime is barbeque season, but we need to be extra careful, particularly when grilling burgers. Lynn Wilcott with the Food Protection Services at the [...]

Kids Traveling Alone

Kids Traveling Alone

Tips for helping your child feel secure when flying alone. Kids Traveling Alone Whether it’s visiting relatives or a friend in another city, it’s not uncommon for children to fly alone. Airlines have rules in place [...]

No to Nagging

No to Nagging

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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