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Paving the way to college: 4 things parents need to know

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Senior year: It's a time to finish college applications, solidify friendships and look forward to the freedom and the responsibility that come once that final bell rings. A lot of feelings surface during that final year, especially for parents. While your son or daughter might be overjoyed to finally fly the coop and live independently, you'll probably be dealing with your own mix of emotions, and you'll want to be sure they're ready to begin college in the fall. Read More »

Bedroom Décor Teen Dreams Are Made Of

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Teenage years are synonymous for everyday emotional rollercoaster rides for both the teen and the whole family, and it’s also a time when your child’s bedroom can easily become a No Access area for adults in the house. Nevertheless, however willful, rebellious, and moody your teenager can be, they will still need a snug nest to withdraw to every night, which means that you - as their parent - need to invest a tad more effort (and nerves) in planning your teen’s bedroom décor. So, how exactly can you put together a teen bedroom that will suit both your child’s and your own design bill? Read More »

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Your teens belong to the generation of Millennials and there is a lot of pressure put on them, mainly in terms of changing the face of economy in an extremely competitive environment and even wider - transforming the world. Technology and economic disruption play a major part of the arena teenagers grow up in. All of this may be hard for parents to comprehend because of the generation gap, but the fact lies in the following: teens are stressed out and it’s no joke. Here’s how you can show your support and help them through it. Read More »

Use Summer To Help Your College Student Prepare For Fall

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For college students, summer break presents the opportunity to get some much-needed downtime, hang out with friends from high school, and earn some money for school. The start of the fall semester is not far off, however, and with it will come the return of classes and exams. Students who use the rest of their summer wisely will be rewarded with a much smoother start to the school year. Here are some things to do that don’t take too much work. Read More »

New Report Finds Teens Feel Addicted to Their Phones, Causing Tension at Home

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A new report issued today by Common Sense Media finds that 50 percent of teens “feel addicted” to mobile devices, and 59 percent of their parents agree that their kids are addicted. Additionally, parents and children are concerned about the effects mobile device use has on their daily lives—from driving to the dinner table—with over one-third of the families in the Common Sense poll arguing about it daily. Read More »

Keeping Your Teen Away From Drugs & Alcohol

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It’s not easy being a parent to a teenager these days. It’s almost impossible to keep track of everything you need to be aware of. Danger seems to be lurking around every corner. One of those dangers continues to be drugs and alcohol. That’s why we’ve put together some ways to help parents raise healthy and drug free kids. Read More »

E-Cigs: What Parents Need to Know About the Latest Teen Trend

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According to the Center for Disease Control, tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, and more than five million of those deaths are the result of direct tobacco use. The game-changer was thought to have come to the aid of tobacco users nearly a decade ago with a product that uses water vapor and limited amounts of nicotine. But public health officials are now warning consumers of possible risks, and legislators are quick to respond. Read More »