What’s Happening to My Tween
What’s Happening to My Tween

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  • The brain and body changes we associate with the teen years are already beginning at ages 8 through twelve.
  • Questions about sexuality, drugs, and body image are on your child’s mind earlier than you may expect.
  • As kids develop more autonomy, we need new, less direct, strategies to communicate.
Freshman Mistakes: Guiding your freshman to a successful first year
Freshman Mistakes: Guiding your freshman to a successful first year

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  • The most common freshman problems are homesickness and stress.
  • Prepare your student several months before first term by letting them test life-skills from the safety of home and by investigating resources in advance.
  • Keep communication open by being an open-minded sounding board for their problems.
Teaching teens to connect without screens
Teaching teens to connect without screens

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  • Because screen use is an integral part of work, school, and personal time, learning a healthy balance in the pre-teen and teen years is important.
  • The rise of screens and social media has impacted how our kids' generation makes and maintains relationships.
  • Helping your teens learn to connect without screens requires both creativity and clear expectations.

Building Emotional and Mental Maturity
Building Emotional and Mental Maturity

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  • Building self-esteem begins in infancy but it's never too late to start helping kids feel capable.
  • Responsibility and accountability can be taught by insisting kids contribute at their development level.
  • Kids learn best how to be young adults by being given repeated chances to try, fail, and succeed in their home environment.
Is my teen ready for college?
Is my teen ready for college?

Article at-a-glance:

  • Teens today are more academically but less emotionally prepared than previous generations.
  • Emotional maturity and preparation is a vital component for first-year college success.
  • Without preparation and support, freshman can find themselves isolated and overwhelmed.
Raising Bully-Proofed Kids
Raising Bully-Proofed Kids

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  • Victims of bullying can suffer from health and mental health problems like headaches, sleeping problems, depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide.
  • Those who are most likely to be bullied include children with an autism spectrum disorder, a food allergy, or who are perceived as different or weaker than their peers.
  • Parents can help their children by teaching them how to avoid becoming a target, how to stick up for themselves and others, and how to develop a strong sense of self.
My Teen is Having Suicidal Thoughts – What Do I Do?
My Teen is Having Suicidal Thoughts – What Do I Do?

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  • Suicide isn’t usually caused by a single factor, but many.
  • Abuse, life changes, and social pressure are all risk factors even for healthy kids.
  • Many signs of depression are easy to write off as moodiness.
Teen Suicide: Recognizing the Warning Signs
Teen Suicide: Recognizing the Warning Signs

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  • Suicide isn’t usually caused by a single factor, but many.
  • Abuse, life changes, and social pressure are all risk factors even for healthy kids.
  • Many signs of depression are easy to write off as moodiness.
Teen Suicide: Risks and Realities
Teen Suicide: Risks and Realities

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  • Suicide isn’t usually caused by a single factor, but many.
  • Abuse, life changes, and social pressure are all risk factors even for healthy kids.
  • Many signs of depression are easy to write off as moodiness.
How can I help my child with their weight?
How can I help my child with their weight?

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  • Childhood obesity has become a widespread problem in the U.S.
  • Methods of dealing with obesity vary by age, but all require active parental engagement.
  • Support from a healthcare professional is vital at every stage..

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