Archive for 'Behavior'

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Sexual Activity

HPV Vaccination Does Not Lead to Sexual Activity

Over the years many parents have expressed concern that the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine given to girls before they become sexually active, could lead to higher incidence of sexual activity among teens. But a new study [...]

When Your Teens Friends Are a Bad Influence

When Your Teens Friends Are a Bad Influence

Are you concerned about your teen’s friends? You may be wondering if the time has come to speak up and express your concerns. Teens & Bad Friends If your teen is getting into a little trouble, [...]