An Unforgettable Lesson In Hope

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In a town where everyone knows everything, the author of this lovely, unconventional memoir came to live in a place no one knows exists. In “Still Life with Chickens” (Hudson Street Press, $21.95), Catherine Goldhammer wakes at midlife to find herself newly separated and several tax brackets poorer, forced by circumstances to move from the […]


Teens And Sex 5 Must Ask Questions

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What I am about to tell you may save the life of your child. In today’s world the safety and well-being of your teenager depends on his awareness and knowledge of sex. It is critical that you, as a responsible and loving parent address that issue in detail. Here are some key questions to broach […]


Teaching Your Teen Good Money Management

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Okay, you want your teenager to be more responsible with money. Do you remember when you were a teenager? Did you act responsibly with your money? What were some of the things your parents did to teach you about handling your money better? In this article we will discuss some of the ways you can […]


Prevent Your Teenager From Becoming A Statistic

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Parents please don’t be naive in thinking that your teenager is not having sex, the majority of teenagers are. We have to better educate our children on the risks of unprotected sex. This task may sound embarrassing for both you and your teenager but it must be done. Schools only scrape the surface when discussing […]


When Your Teenager Is Out Of Control Troubled Teen Programs

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Introduction to Troubled Teen Programs More than ever, teens today are facing an uncertain future. With political instability across the globe and unrest in local communities, it’s no wonder that our teens are confused and scared about their place in the world. Just as they are trying to find their own adult identity, the teenage […]


Risks Of Antidepressant Medications For Suicidal Teenagers

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An alarming truth: thousands of teenagers, both girls and boys, are at risk for suicide. Though many do not recognize suicide as a serious threat to a teenager’s well-being, teen suicide is now considered a major cause of death among American teenagers. According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), about 8 of every […]


Teenage Pregnancy Think And Re Think Of Your Choices

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Adolescence can be a challenging time for young people and their families. A teenager goes through rapid physical and emotional changes. Teenagers go through awkward times and get caught in between wanting freedom and having the security of the family. Parents want their children to grow to happy and independent. But at the same time, […]


A Quick Look At Depression And Teen Suicide

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An alarming truth: teen girls and boys are both at risk for suicide. Though many do not recognize suicide as a serious threat to a teenager’s well being, teen suicide is a major cause of death among American teenagers. According to the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), about eight out of every 100,000 teenagers […]


Birth Control Considerations For Teenagers

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Teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult experience amidst a young person’s life. It can interrupt school or other plans in their young lives. It can create an emotional crisis resulting in feelings of depression, shame and fear. The stress of how a teenager go through to break this news to her parents might […]


What Is True Listening

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Listening What is true listening? Dr. James Jones suggests that true listening is not advise, counsel or trying to solve problems. Listening is just hearing what your troubled teen has to say. Parents often respond to a teen with comments that are judgmental, advisory or are non- accepting in some way. These responses “close” or […]


Alcoholism Among Young People

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At first sight it may seem that life in society is peaceful and quiet. People are surrounded by comfort and cosiness and don’t seem to be longing for anything else. The real life seems less colourful than from the first sight. The more independent we get from each other, the lonelier we become. Loneliness creates […]


How Far Would You Go To Be Part Of The In Crowd

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For most people, being a teenager is perhaps the most exciting stage in life. But being a teenager is full of ups and downs. A teenage girl is mostly bombarded by images of how Hollywood defines “beauty.” Billboard and magazine advertisements, t.v. and radio commercials, and even the Internet is saturated with images and messages […]


Helping Your Teenager Deal With Acne

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As a common skin condition, acne has the power to dramatically impact a teenager’s life. It is estimated that 85% of adolescents have acne. Although we as adults know acne will pass, this is small consolation to the teenager who suffers from embarrassment, worry, waning confidence or even depression as a result. We as parents […]


Best Treatment On Acne

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Best Way to Prevent Acne In most cases, the teenage years are when most people experience the greatest amount of acne. This is due to hormone level fluctuations and increased sebum (oil) production. The perfect recipe for acne! So, what is a teenager to do? Prevention is the name of the game when it comes […]


Garden Swing For Heart And Soul

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Gardens Swing as a gift I read a description for an American eagle garden swing. The words simply captured me and made me feel that this was the exact gift that I needed for my wife’s upcoming birthday – I went out and bought a brand new swing the next day. Not the American eagle […]


Home Schooling Through High School

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For many parents who have home schooled their children through the elementary years, continuing the process during high school may seem like a daunting task. After all, math and science become more advanced in the teen years, and you may not have been a genius when it came to those subjects when you were in […]


How Teens Can Make Cash

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Teenagers are always looking for ways to make cash. With the high cost of designer clothing, NFL sports wear, music and movies, parents simply cannot afford everything that a teenager wants. Most teens know that the only way that they can get the things they want is to make cash. Unfortunately, many states have changed […]


Credit Cards For Minors

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In the United States, people under the age of 18 cannot legally enter into any contracts without a co-signer, but what about the increasing number of parents who are getting credit cards in their children’s names? Do minors really need access to credit cards? It’s really a decision that is unique to each family. The […]


Anger Management For Teen Children

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The teenage years are crucial in the growth of children. Unfortunately these are the years where children experience some of their most challenging encounters. This particular period in a child’s life can take them down many paths, some of them not so pleasant. Teen children who are forced to deal with upsetting circumstances often lash […]


Anger Management For Teens Success

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As a teen, it must be rather difficult to always be positive in every situation. Growing up in society today is challenging and teenagers are often compelled to be defensive. Teenagers are not usually compassionate individuals. They are constantly in competition and jealousy is a huge factor. The fight to always be number one is […]