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Helping Your Teen Deal with Credit


by Katriena Knights


It's a fact in American society--credit is a way of life. While some people have sworn off credit cards, the majority of us still depend on our plastic to pay for everything from everyday groceries to large, special purchases.


However, it's also a fact that the majority of Americans are drowning in credit card debt. ... Continue reading Helping Your Teen Deal with Credit

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Should Students Take a Year Off After High School?


As your high school seniors race to finish college applications or wait nervously for early decisions, some may be having doubts about being ready for college. Here are some things for you and your child to consider.


by Bob Roth


As High School students approach their senior year, an important question sometimes arises. Are they ... Continue reading Should Students Take a Year Off After High School?

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Helpful Hints For Parents About Teens, Dating, and Sex


By Kim Fredrickson


There are many new and wonderful experiences that teens often can't wait to delve into. For parents, this season of parenting brings excitement for our kids as well as fear about what they are getting themselves into. Dating and Sex is certainly in this category.


There are a lot of understandable questions about this ... Continue reading Helpful Hints For Parents About Teens, Dating, and Sex

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Home for the Summer: Ten Happy, Healthy Ideas for Kids


That last school bell has rung and the kids are back home, enjoying all the pleasures that summer vacation offers. But there's got to be more to life than sleeping until noon and sipping lemonade by the pool. Here are some more ideas to make sure your kids stay happy and healthy this summer.



1. Block the sun. Sunlight is great; but too much exposure ... Continue reading Home for the Summer: Ten Happy, Healthy Ideas for Kids

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Helping Your Teen Decide What to do After High School



Helping to prepare your teen for life after high school is one of the most important tasks you'll have as a parent. Although it can be difficult to imagine your baby as an adult, with the right approach, helping your teen make the transition into adulthood can also be rewarding.


Going to college, getting a job, or taking time off are the common choices your t ... Continue reading Helping Your Teen Decide What to do After High School

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Helping Teens Learn to Drive

Seatbelts are buckled, mirrors are aligned, and the engine is purring. As your car backs slowly down the driveway you can't help but look into the side mirror to make sure the tires aren't on the lawn. You start down the street, white knuckles firmly clamped around the door handle and feet bearing down on imaginary brakes.


It's your son's first time behind the wheel and ... Continue reading Helping Teens Learn to Drive

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Skin Cancer Prevention Targets Adolescents, Teens


In this age of midriff-bearing, tank-top wearing or shirtless sun worshipping, warnings about cancer may not be what teens want to hear. But experts say educating children about skin cancer prevention is a community-wide challenge that should involve messages from family members and your child's friends, classmates, athletic coaches and other adult role models.


T ... Continue reading Skin Cancer Prevention Targets Adolescents, Teens

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Involved Parenting of Your High School Student


By Ursula Richards Scheele, M.Ed.


Now that your teenager can drive, maybe has a job, is involved various extra-curricular activities, and is on her way to graduation and adulthood, you may be thinking to yourself, "So far, so good." Also, you may be asking yourself if this is the time when your role as a parent is diminished. Absolutely not. The job of parentin ... Continue reading Involved Parenting of Your High School Student

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Acne Myths


Lots of kids and teens have to cope with acne. It's a common part of puberty, but adults and preteens get it too. Because it's so common, acne is the subject of much discussion - and many myths. By clearing up some of the common tales about acne, you can help your son or daughter get through it.


Myth: Getting a tan helps to clear up skin.


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A Look At Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


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Ricky sits on his hands to stop them from moving. "It's like I have a motor inside me going "brrrrrr" all the time and I can't stop it."


Does this sound like your child?
Is it hard for your child to sit still?
Does your child act without thinking first?
Does your child start but not finish things?


If you answe ... Continue reading A Look At Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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