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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 »

Teenagers Rights in the UK

In the UK, you are legally an adult at the age of 18, which means you can drink, you can get married without your parents’ permission, and you can vote. But do you know what age teenagers are allowed to work in the UK? Or learn to drive? Or open a bank account? Most teenagers More »

Peer Pressure: How To Help Your Child Deal With It

You were a youth once so you probably know how it is like to deal with peer pressure. It is characteristic of children and teenager to strive hard to belong to a peer group. These are the days when they are establishing their individuality and still finding out how they really are. Peer pressure can More »

Scholarship Scam Alerts

Many legitimate companies promote their organization as an entity, which can provide scholarship listings for students for a fee between $10 and $400 while some entities charge fees for matching a student’s profile to a list of scholarships where the student can apply. Most of these entities do not promise or guarantee grants or scholarships. More »

4 Ways to Talk to your Teen about Responsible Driving

Talking to your teenager about the importance of responsible driving can help prevent them from ending up in a catastrophic accident. However, it is also important to be prepared to contact an auto accident attorney if your teen ends up causing a serious traffic incident. After all, the other party could end up filing a More »

Bonding With Your Newborn – What if it’s Not Instant?

When you’re a new parent, the bond that you form with your baby will create a relationship that will last a lifetime. Though most parents have little trouble forming this important attachment with their new little one, many have trouble, causing feelings of self-doubt, guilt and worry. Although this is a crucial attachment, like in More »

Rehab From Addiction Through Sports

Drug or alcohol addiction can be a serious problem that can ruin a person’s life. Fortunately, though, there are ways an addict can kick the habit once and for all, especially through participation in sports. If you or someone you love needs help for a drug or alcohol addiction, this help can be found by More »

Discipline of Military Redirects Dropouts — The New York Times

FORT GORDON, Ga. — By his own account, Donte’ A. Dungey had no motivation in high school, sleeping through classes and sometimes showing up only for the free lunch to reduce the burden on his mother, who was struggling with nine other children. Held back three times and scheduled to enter the 10th grade at More »

Car Accident Trauma: How this can Affect your Teen

Being in a car accident can be traumatic for anyone, but it is often especially difficult for a teenage driver to deal with. Because of this, it is imperative for you to take steps to help your teenager recover emotionally from a serious traffic incident. Keep in mind that failure to address these issues might More »

How Parents Can Help Teens in Handling Anger Issues

Parenting is a huge responsibility especially in today’s modern environment where a lot of factors can contribute to a child’s behavior. The tough part comes once you have to do some teen parenting. Teenage years are known to be a challenge not only to kids but to their parents as well. This phase in your More »

Alcohol & Your Teen: What Should You do if They’re Drinking?

Parents of teens already know that there is a considerable chance that their teen will experiment with alcohol before they are legally able to drink. In fact, according to Dosomething.org, 72% of high schoolers will try alcohol before they even graduate. Regardless of everything you strive to teach them about this subject, peer pressure may win. More »

Is Clutter Affecting Your Child’s Mental Health

It is the eternal struggle, “clean up your room.” Have you ever stopped to consider that your child’s messy room is causing them just as much distress as it is causing you? After reading a great article by Ruth from Living Well, Spending Less about taking her children’s toys away and how it actually brought More »