- III. When the Teen Drinker Becomes the Adult Alcoholic
Alcohol is illegal for those under the age of 21 for a reason. Teenager's brains are not fully developed before then, limiting their ability to make wise decisions. Early abuse of alcohol can have a detrimental affect on their development. Learn how to talk to your teen about the dangers of alcohol.
- Part II. When Friends Tempt Your Kids to Try Drugs
It's sad but true - friends are the most common source of drugs for teenage users. Parents should be proactive in their child's lives in order to reduce the possibility of substance abuse.
- Your Kids and Drugs in the Age of “Easy Access”
In today's day and age, it is easier than ever for kids to access drugs and other harmful substances. Many get drugs from their friends and classmates, but students can also order drugs online. Learn how you as a parent can prevent your child from getting involved in drug use.
- The ROI of a Tutor
Parents are sometimes reluctant to hire tutors, imagining them to be a waste of resources. However, tutors are in a much better position to help your students with individual attention than a teacher who is strapped for time, or yourself who may not be as familiar with the subject matter.
- Keeping Books In Your Teen's Life
Many children learn how to read books while they are still very young because their parents introduced them to the world of reading and books. But as they grow older, how do parents help their teens keep their interest in reading books? Learn a few reading strategies that work for teenagers.
- Tips for Helping Your Teen Deal with Social Anxiety
A large component of the teenage experience is socialization. Teens usually gravitate towards groups, parties, friends and relationships outside the household. What happens when paralyzing fear interferes with the teen's socialization? What does a parent do when their child becomes isolated?
- Give Your Teen a Head-Start by Sending Him or Her to a Specialized School
In many cities around the nation, specialized high schools are becoming a normal part of life. Students wanting to focus on dance, art, science, or even engineering can find a specialized program if they look for it. Should you send a student to such a school? Not unless your student is focused.
- Young Adult Literature: Too Dark for Our Kids?
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal by Meghan Cox Gurdon entitled "Darkness Too Visible" sparked outrage across the young adult literature community. Authors, editors and fans of YA across the globe participated in heated discussions regarding the appropriateness of certain YA titles.
- Helping Your Teen With Anger Management
Are you dealing with an angry teen? Many parents are shocked by their children's explosive attitudes. While a certain level of emotional attitude from a teen is normal, there are times when you may need to seek help. Learn what's normal, what's not, and how to help your teen.
- I Want an Allowance
When your child veers towards the path of allowances, do not panic. Walking through some simple steps and communication will help make this allowance job, a lot easier. Knowing the answers to how much money does the average teenager spend is right at your fingertips.
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