Tag: teen talk

Effective Ways to boost Your Child’s Self-Esteem

As the parent, you are responsible for countering some of the negative effects that hurt your children. You are also responsible for bolstering their confidence levels, so their self-esteem doesn’t plummet when they face life’s challenges. You also need to be the person who is not directly responsible for damaging their confidence levels in the first place.

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Will Your Divorce Affect Your Kids’ Future Marriages?

Many of the children of divorce fear splitting up and are determined not to let it happen to them. But it does. Children of divorce have a higher rate of divorce themselves than children from intact families. Penn State sociologist Paul Amato, who has studied adults whose parents divorced, …

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A 16 Year Old Teen Cell Phone Contract

My Dearest Caitlyn, I am very pleased with the improvement of grades this past six weeks of three A’s and one B. This is a metaphoric improvement of the previous six weeks from which we had a failing grade. Please keep up the good work and continue to make school and band a priority. Below are the revised access times with your cell phone.

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Kid Technology is a Pain in the Neck

Chew slow, watch where you’re going, sit up straight, don’t slouch or it might stay that way.”* Most of those rhetorical parental saying, turned out not to matter. However with the advancement of technology and its prolific daily uses, it has turned into a pain in the neck.

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Divorced Parents Kids Want You to Know…

Let’s hear from the kids. Too often we talk about each other, and what we think kids of divorced parents should want, and what we think they want. But today, we’re turning the blog over to them. Much of this is common sense, others are surprising. The important thing is that they are talking, and we are listening.

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Teen Career Talk: Undecided Major is NOT an Option

When I started college 25 years ago, the number of friends that majored in “Undecided” was huge. We were told that a degree in anything would work and tons of my friends graduated with a degree in “General Studies.” That was fine when 18 hours cost about $500, but today a college semester can set you back to the tune of $7,500 at a state school.

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Teen GPA Talk: Good Grades Give You MORE Options

The first nine years of school have been nothing more than prep work for their high school GPA. Remember colleges will look at all four years of grades and that includes their 9th grade year. In addition to grades, now is the time to start taking the right classes for college. Here are some tips to consider.

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Teen Social Media Talk: Clean Broadcasting is a LONG Term Option

Four years ago when I started a social media web company, I never dreamed my phone would ring with businesses wanting to do social media background checks for new hires. Read that line again. Parents, what our kids post, blog, tweet, and pin up on social media during their adolescence could come back to haunt them.

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6 Conversations to Have with Your Teen Starting High School

Nothing marks time like having kids. One day you blink and your 14 year old is starting 9th grade. I am fortunate to live in a district that actually still has 9th graders in middle or junior high school. However, 9th grade actually is the beginning of high school. So with that in mind, I am planning and reviewing the most important talks I want to have with my soon-to-be high schooler, Caitlyn.

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Top 10 Rules for Dating MY Daughter!

Dads one of my favorite customers has five kids and was giving me parenting advice when Caitlyn is old enough to date–which will be in about 30 years. I don’t think he wrote this himself, but it was too good not to share with the world.

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