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  • Road Hazards and Your Teen

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    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 […]

  • Columbus Girls Academy (Georgia)

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    Columbus Girls Academy offers a structured Christian boarding school environment for struggling teenage girls. The school focuses on character growth, spiritual life, and personal responsibility to help girls overcome life-controlling issues.

  • How to Approach a Troubled Teen

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    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 […]

  • Low Cost Boarding Schools

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    TROUBLED TEEN? See these FREE and low-cost boarding schools and therapeutic programs for troubled teens. If you have low income, we’ve listed the boarding schools and programs you may want to contact. The list is constantly updated.

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

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    One of the unseen costs of an acting out kid is all the different ways that the child’s behavior affects the family. Unfortunately, the effects on the family aren’t viewed by society, the courts or the school system as really relevant. So there’s not a lot of support built in for the family.

  • The Disneyland Daddy

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    In divorce, the kids love going to Dad’s when he has them because there are no rules — they get to do pretty much whatever they want. James Lehman, MSW, talks about solutions to this cycle for the mom who is left with difficult kids.

  • Protecting Your Teens on The Internet

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    In the 60’s, parents were outraged over the “shocking” youth culture. However, parents today may wish for the “good old 60’s,” because on all levels, kids today are into far worse stuff, thanks mostly to the Internet. Who would have ever thought that the Internet would beat out television and movies as the most time-consuming […]

  • Inappropriate Behavior – Why Parents Dismiss it as a Phase

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    Inappropriate Behavior – Why Parents Dismiss it as a Phase by James Lehman, MSW Q: Why do parents tend to dismiss inappropriate behavior as “a phase?” James: When a child is between 18 months and two years old, they’ll start to walk away and say “no” to their parent. The child is practicing a new skill. […]

  • Skip the Mealtime Melodrama

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    For many families, every meal feels less like a Norman Rockwell painting and more like a battle of epic proportions. Mealtime is one of the biggest stressors for parents, especially those with little ones. Why? Because kids are winning! Think about it – eating is one of the few things kids can legitimately control. Hard […]

  • Treasure Coast Academy

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    Treasure Cost Academy is a residential therapeutic boarding school in Florida just for troubled boys. It is also an accredited, private school registered with the State of Florida. The ranch property is located on a 30-acre parcel, in Vero Beach, Florida. Therapy is ongoing at Treasure Coast Academy – all day, every day.

  • Peer Pressure and How to Deal With It

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    At the heart of teenage peer pressure lies the quest for social acceptance. Adolescents yearn to be part of a group, to feel understood, and to experience a sense of belonging. In this pursuit, they may find themselves conforming to the expectations and behaviors of their peers.

  • Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting

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    Good Cop/Bad Cop Parenting by James Lehman, MSW (deceased) 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 […]


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