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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 »

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 »

Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy

Fort Gordon Youth Challenge Military Academy Rescue Youth Parent Resources

What Is Forth Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy? The Fort Gordon Youth ChalleNGe Academy is a no-nonsense, demanding, and tough approach to the participant’s future success. Its main goal is to assist at-risk youth with life and academic skills training which aim to improve his/her employment potential and to create a productive citizenry. The academy is More »

Stages of Teen Development

Teen development is important because it involves social, emotional, mental, and physical changes. Many of these changes happen during puberty where a teenager becomes mature sexually. Puberty occurs between 10 to 14 years old for girls and 12 to 16 years old for boys. When a teenager’s body changes, he will surely have many questions regarding sexual health. Noticeable changes during puberty include development of one’s unique opinions and personality as well as being influenced greatly by peers. Teenagers also start to establish their independence from their parents as well as increased ability to differentiate right and wrong.

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 »

Youth Villages

Youth Villages Teen Homeless Resources

What Is Youth Villages? Founded in 1986, Youth Villages provides comprehensive services and programs to help build strong families. It aids teenagers in independent living when they age out of state custody. It also offers short-term placements for kids in crisis and restores families via its exhaustive in-home services. It implements treatment models, which are More »

Will Letting Your Troubled Teen Spend a Night in Jail Help Him?

Dealing with a troubled teen who’s going around with a bad crowd is very difficult. His choice of friends could get him into a lot of trouble. Peer pressure alone could make him do things that he normally would not do. There is the need to belong to the group, and unfortunately, he will do More »

Teenager’s Guide for Relieving Stress

I know that it’s not easy to become a teenager. There are a lot of things that are going on with your life. You are balancing your studies, your love life and your social life. It can be tiresome. Sometimes, you have to relax and to relieve your stress. Do you have an idea how More »

North Texas Youth Connection – TX

North Texas Youth Connection provides emergency shelter for runaway, abused, and homeless teens. It also offers crisis intervention counseling free for children up to 17 years old, including their family, in some 15 counties in North Texas. Homeless, runaway, and child abuse preventions programs are also offered in communities. North Texas Youth Connection has prevention More »

Preparing Your Teenager for Responsibility of Becoming a Driver

Preparing Your Teenager for Responsibility of Becoming a Driver

Obtaining a driver’s license is a milestone for many teenagers and can be an exciting — yet scary — time. Parents who want to keep their children safe and have cheap student car insurance costs should take several steps toward preparing the teenager. Teach Lessons Gradually The best way for a teenager to learn how More »

5 Tips to Help Keep Your Teen Out of Jail

Society, today, is not quite what it used to be. Today’s youth has gone from bad to worse in terms of behavior. Teens today get arrested for criminal charges such as drug possession or substance abuse, illegal possession of firearms, rape, assault, murder, destruction of private property, theft – you name it. People often wonder More »

Understanding the Teen Texting While Driving Epidemic

Texting while driving is absolutely a concern for all drivers, but our teenagers find themselves particularly vulnerable due to both their lack of driving experience and increased integration of mobile devices into their lives. Below, we’ll take a look at the disturbing statistics of teen texting and driving and discuss ways to help protect our More »

Break the Cycle Empowering Youth to End Domestic Violence

Current statistics say that about 1/3 of the teenagers who go on a date will be abused and of that 1/3, at least 2/3 of them won’t report the incident to anyone. Thus, teen dating violence is an issue that must be dealt with as a silent yet urgent epidemic. Break the Cycle, a national More »

Eating Disorders

The NEDA or National Eating Disorders Association is a nonprofit entity, which supports people who have eating disorders. The thrust of the organization is to campaign for more research funding, better access to excellent treatment, and prevention so that these eating disorders can be understood and treated. The organization works with volunteers and partners in More »