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Better Parenting: Take Time To Talk (and listen) To Your Child

The National Mental Health Association recommends that parents set aside at least 15 minutes a day to listen and talk to their children.  Research shows that outcomes are generally better for children whose parents actively engage them in daily conversations … Continue reading

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How To Recognize A Teenager In Trouble

Every teenager goes through ups and downs during their adolescent years, but certain behaviors may indicate your teen is in trouble and in need of your help. The warning signs below can help you differentiate between what is normal teen … Continue reading

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Parenting: Raising A Resilient Child

Resilient people have the ability to deal more effectively with stress and pressure, cope with everyday challenges and bounce back from disappointments, adversity or trauma. Many parenting experts believe that resiliency is the most important quality you can instill in … Continue reading

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Teen Dating Violence

Did you know that according to several national studies, approximately 33 percent of teenagers will experience some degree of dating violence? Additionally, an estimated one in five female high school students experience physical or sexual abuse by a dating partner, … Continue reading

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What To Do If Your Child Is Being Bullied

In a national study on bullying, the researchers found that nearly 30 percent of 6th through 10th grade students reported moderate to frequent involvement in bullying, either as a bully themselves, as a victim of bullying, or as both a … Continue reading

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80 Percent Of Nation’s Adolescents Get Too Little Sleep

With the new school year just around the corner, it is important for parents to know that many of the nation’s adolescents (ages 11 – 17) are falling asleep in class, arriving late to school, feeling down and driving drowsy … Continue reading

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Tips For Single Parents

Twenty-seven percent of family households in the U.S. with children under age 18 are run by a single parent.  No one faces daily demands greater than a working, single parent.  Over demand is a continuing reality and constant challenge for … Continue reading

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Improving Family Communication

Your family can provide a safe environment for family members to share feelings, thoughts, frustrations, fears, hopes and dreams.  What’s the single-best thing you can do to improve family communication?  Make a daily effort to talk with each family member … Continue reading

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Mother and Teen Conversations Can Prevent Harmful Drinking Behavior

Simple mother and teen conversations like, “My mom and I have talked about how drinking can get me into trouble and is bad for my health,” were helpful in preventing binge-drinking in college freshman, according to a study reported in … Continue reading

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Improving Communication With Your Teen

Do you feel like your teen just doesn’t want to talk to you?  Do you sometimes feel so estranged from your teen that you don’t know how to talk to them anymore or what to talk to them about?  Below … Continue reading

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