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The Language of Teens

The Language of Teens

Learning to Talk (and Listen) to Your Teenager “…don’t worry that your teenager is not always listening – worry that he or she is always watching.” Scary though, right? Our teenagers are primed and ready to learn from us, even when we may not want them to at every moment (hey – even parents have […]

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Teenagers are Lazy

Teenagers are Lazy

And Other Myths About Teens Myth #1 – Lazy teens just want to sleep. Get a roomful of parents of teens together and most will probably agree – their kids like to sleep. Actually, their kids like to sleep in – meaning that they are no longer the early morning risers they used to be […]

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Talking With Your Kids About Drugs

Talking With Your Kids About Drugs

Without an over-protective-parent-ninja approach Yesterday I wrote about the risk factors our kids face when it comes to substance abuse, and how drugs don’t care if our kids are on the honor roll or are star baseball players, and today I share some of the ways that parents can teach themselves about drug abuse and give […]

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Talking with Your Teenager’s Friends

Talking with Your Teenager’s Friends

The Thin Grey Line Between Adult and Teen Conversations If you have tweens or teenagers you have mostly likely had a debate or two with them about curfew, choices in academics or friendships, or even politics and religion. These are your children with whom you struggle to lead without smothering, and into whose hearts you […]

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