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Teens and Smartphones: Five Rules to Live By

Most teenagers today have a cell phone. Many parents find that cell phones are the easiest way to communicate with their teenage children. If you’re planning on purchasing your teenager a smartphone, it’s important that you lay down the ground rules ahead of time. Here are five things you should do before a phone hits your More »

Teens on Motorcycles: Easy Rider or Hell on Wheels?

Hitting the road can give your teen that all-important freedom and independence they crave. However, the road rules between bikes and motorcycles can be vast, as can the chances of accidents and injuries. According to statistics, the risk of dying in a motorcycle crash is 16 times more likely than if someone is involved in More »

3 Ideas for School Fundraisers

There are many ways that you as a parent can help out at your child’s school. One of the best things is to get involved with the school fundraising efforts. Many schools are underfunded and rely heavily on the extra money that comes in through fetes, galas and other events. As well as raising much More »

Pre-teen Girls and Sexualised Clothing: Setting the Boundaries

  You may have seen a UK program entitled The Sex Education Show: Stop Pimping Our Kids earlier this year in which high street discount fashion retailer Primark was targeted for wrongly – at least in the opinions of concerned parents – marketing and selling mature clothing items for kids. Items which outraged mothers up More »

Music gets troubled teens back on track – Education – Bury Free Press

MUSIC is being used to help young people re-engage with education and put their lives back on track. Simon Glenister established Noise Solution to give young people referred from schemes such as Youth Offenders and Social Services the opportunity to learn how to make music. via Music gets troubled teens back on track – Education More »

HOPE Program Pilots Strong Probation Methods for Addicts without Mandatory Drug Treatment

HOPE program pilots strong probation methods for addicts without mandatory drug treatment. Drug courts have been at the forefront of using strong probation methods in Texas and throughout the country, but evidence-based practices in community supervision are applicable to all sorts of crimes and dont necessarily involve drug treatment. So I was interested to read More »

Teenage Drivers – Costing You a Fortune?

You’ve dreaded the day you knew would come; your teenager is planning to get a drivers license. And please don’t tell any parent that the transition to being a “teen” driver from a passenger won’t scare the pants off you. Most parents have been there – done that. A car or truck from the 1950’s, More »

When Your Teen Keeps Letting You Down

When Your Teen Keeps Letting You Down Rescue Youth

Living with a teenager usually means having to learn to live with a lot of broken promises, them getting into trouble and the tall-tales and cover-ups when they do. Most kids will let their parents down over something at some point. And if we’re honest with ourselves about our teenage years we’ll probably have to More »

Kids Who Drink: 5 Warning Signs Your Kid May Have a Problem

While every parent is probably aware that their teenager might try alcohol or drugs and push boundaries as they grow, there comes a point where simple experimentation turns into something more serious. While it’s important to set boundaries for your child and let them know what is acceptable and unacceptable, being vigilant in identifying the More »

The Ripple Effect of Defiant Behavior: When Parents Pay the Price

The Ripple Effect of Defiant Behavior: When Parents Pay the Price by James Lehman, MSW James Lehman, creator of The Total Transformation Program, examines the effects of acting out behavior on parents and the family, and reveals how to calm the storm in the home. Q: A child’s behavior problems can cause disturbances in a family More »

How to Approach a Troubled Teen

As parents, it’s very difficult for us to see that our children are suffering from peer pressure, especially if it’s already causing them a variety of problems. We don’t know how to talk to them about what’s bothering them, and we don’t even know how to approach them. For this reason, here are some tips More »

Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting

Good Cop Bad Cop Parenting Rescue Youth Articles

Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting by James Lehman, MSW If you and your spouse take opposing roles in dealing with your kids, you’re not alone. Many parents take on the roles of “good cop” and “bad cop” in the family. For instance, Dad is the kid’s best buddy, and mom is the nag. Or dad is strict More »

Beyond the Driver’s Test: Road Hazards and Your Teen

Driver’s education is designed to provide your teen with the knowledge of state driving laws and the basic skills for operating a vehicle. The license bureau only checks if your teen knows how to turn and use signals, obey traffic signs, park, and use safety equipment. They are more concerned with the written test to More »

Teen Tattoos: How To Talk Your Child Out of Permanent Body Art

Talking to your teenager about anything can be difficult. They are very opinionated, very determined, and very against anything their parents say. It is not because they do not love or respect their parents; it is simply because they are struggling with growing up. Approaching them about something as life-changing as a permanent tattoo can More »

Your Teen And Shoplifting: The Ugly Truth

According to a study that was conducted by the University of North Texas, approximately 38 percent of all shoplifters are teenagers. The study also indicated that males between the ages of 15 and 17 are the most likely to shoplift, but all age ranges and genders participate in this illegal activity. Unfortunately, the consequences of More »