Category Archives: Parents

Being a teen

Being a Teen It's about being accepted, validated, and wanted by someone - Being a teen. Being a teen doesn't have to be difficult, all of the time. Yet, it is unavoidably difficult sometimes. Much about being a teen is in opposition to parents, family, and school, and what they might want for teens. A…
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Summer activities for teens

Summer Activities for Teens A Guide for Parents Summer vacation from school is rapidly approaching for teenagers. Many parents are relieved for the change in pace - early rise and shine, get to school on times, filling out school forms, forced study times, organizational reminders, report card updates, teacher communications, teen in-school drama, teen relationships.…
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Do Your Best

Do Your Best Is it better to ask teens to "Do your best" or set goals? The research is abundantly clear - asking your teen to set goals, both short and long-term, both increases the likelihood that the task is reached (school projects, chores, self growth), and carries additional benefits. Asking a teen to do…
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Difficult teens

Difficult Teens Why is it that teenagers can be so defiant - Difficult teens It really all starts at an early age - months old. This is when the first signs of executive functioning skills(EFS) begin. When a baby is crying for attention due to hunger, or when a baby smiles or laughs because others are…
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Death by 140 Characters

Death by 140 Characters Screeners and recruiters judging teens social media activities No one, and I mean no one, is accepting snail-mail applications, fancy paper printed résumés, and typed references. Those days are long gone. It's all digital now. Digital technologies are allowing application processing, résumé screening, and background references to happen in seconds as well. And increasingly, decisions that…
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