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To be a professional gambler, you need to be a man - at least this is what many media outlets and society as a whole are trying to tell us. Of course, men are seen as being risk-takers but this doesn't necessarily translate into them being the only gender to enjoy playing casino games. Stats show that as many women enjoy a few spins on a Royal Vegas slot machine than…

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All Blog Posts Tagged 'teen' (56)

Teen driving safety: ultimate guide for parents

Learning how to drive and getting out on the roads is yet another step into the adulthood your teenage son or daughter will eventually make. As…

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Added by Helen Shep on July 21, 2017 at 10:20am — No Comments

The teenage summer job is: Studying

When I was a teen, I talked to my Mom about getting a job. She told me that I already had a full-time job, which was to be an excellent student. So, I stayed unemployed and maintained excellent grades. When summer approached, I talked to her again about getting a job, and she reminded me that I would be working my whole life: I should enjoy the summer off while I could.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on June 14, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

Alert: Your child missed an assignment today

I know what my son's homework is: I know about the spelling assignments and the online math homework and the reading comprehension sheets and all the additional projects. I know all of this, of course, because my son's teacher sends notes - both physical and over email - on a very regular basis.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 17, 2017 at 6:43am — No Comments

Remembering the person you were in high school

A few months ago we took our son to the local high school to watch a robotics competition. In addition to the robotics, he loved seeing the older students and spent some time talking about how large the school was and what he would learn there.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 15, 2017 at 6:35am — No Comments

Sleeping on the job

Before I go to bed, I check in on my sleeping son. I love to watch him sleep - he is so still and peaceful and quiet. I often wonder what he is dreaming about as he lays there so still, usually with an arm wrapped around a stuffed animal friend.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 8, 2017 at 6:49am — No Comments

The person you will be one day

When my son was only five weeks old, we toured the school we would be sending him to when I returned to work. We walked through each of the brightly lit rooms, starting with the infant room. We ended the tour in the room of three-year-olds. Those children looked massive to me and I could not wrap my head around my little baby being one of those giants one day.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 1, 2017 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Maybe you won't have to nag your teen for a while

Last week I wrote about nagging your teen into being a safe driver. Maybe you won't need to worry about that after all. As it turns out, we have less teen drivers today than we've had in…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 19, 2016 at 6:21am — No Comments

If you are going to nag your teen, nag them about this

My son really, really wants to start the car for me.



He is equal parts excited and unsure in this request. But excitement quickly overrules everything when I say yes.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 13, 2016 at 6:18am — No Comments

Are You There God?

I have three sons.  Soon to be in 8th, 7th and 4th grade.  I’m wondering,  has puberty has arrived simultaneously for all three?   The air feels different.  It’s heavier to me. 



My soon to be 8th grader has both feet planted in puberty. My soon to be 7th grader, has at least one…

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Added by sarah kato on July 24, 2015 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Parents just don't understand

On days of high stress at my office, my coworkers and I will message one another with phrases we've picked up from the younger members of our team:

This meeting: I can't even.

OR

I literally can't with this person right…
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Added by Lauren Markman on June 16, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

Vivian Apple at the End of the World by Katie Coyle

In this darkly comedic road trip novel, seventeen year-old Vivian Apple returns home after the alleged “Rapture” to find her devout parents gone and two mysterious holes in the roof. Vivian never believed in the Rapture, or the uber powerful Church of America. Now that she has been left behind, Vivian’s quest for the truth begins. Find out more at http://katiecoyle.tumblr.com/…

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Added by Sheila English on January 13, 2015 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Ultimate Book Lover's Gift Guide

 

Happy Holidays and Happy reading!

This gift guide was compiled by Audrey van Petegem and Suzanne Letourneau of the ballyhoos, who support Indie…
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Added by Audreyvp on December 11, 2014 at 11:38am — No Comments

Book Giveaway of Wishing Will

Stop by Kristi's Book Giveaway!

http://kristisbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/10/author-highlight-daniel-harvell.html

Title: Wishing Will

Author: Daniel Harvell with Benjamin…

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Added by Kristi Bernard on October 10, 2014 at 11:37pm — No Comments

Teaching My Son How To Drive

If you are as ambitious as I am about the future of your children, you've probably already made a high school and even an university plan, a full-day schedule filled with elaborated activities and lots of goals for your little ones to achieve.

Although this kind of parenting can be partly questionable, statistics show the more teens are engaged in the development of their life, the better they find their place in the education and industry sectors. And we all like statistics,…

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Added by Joanna Johnson on August 26, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

A Real Live Diary of Teen Mary Rose

Just back from rehab, Mary Rose returns to her regular hang-out in pursuit of her "would-be" soul mate, Ryan. She is devastated when he shows up with another girl... and not just any girl either... a really pretty hippie girl, who is older, and maybe even cooler. The True Diary of Mary Rose. Find out more at http://dearnobodydiary.com non-fiction/ YA

This is a poignant, sometimes somber, but always thought-provoking story of a struggling teen,…

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Added by Sheila English on June 20, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

"Kids—You Can't Beat 'em."

“Kids-You can’t beat ‘em”, was one of the first logos in 1983, when President Reagan proclaimed April to be the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I love the dual meaning of this statement. We can’t be physically aggressive with kids. But equally as important, is the message that there is special value in children. Thirty years later, we continue to promote the value of our children and their families, as well as the fact that every member of the community has a responsibility to…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on April 24, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

"Kids—You Can't Beat 'em."

“Kids-You can’t beat ‘em”, was one of the first logos in 1983, when President Reagan proclaimed April to be the first National Child Abuse Prevention Month. I love the dual meaning of this statement. We can’t be physically aggressive with kids. But equally as important, is the message that there is special value in children. Thirty years later, we continue to promote the value of our children and their families, as well as the fact that every member of the community has a responsibility to…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on April 24, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Saving the Parent-Teen Relationship

I have recently been talking to one of my close friends regarding parenting struggles he is having with his teenagers. The topic of protecting the parent-teen relationship in the context of setting boundaries and consequences has come up several times. I began to think about how to negotiate the boundaries and consequences all families must have to function effectively, within the parent-teen relationship.

In my friend’s case, he is concerned if he is too strict or pushes too hard he…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on March 21, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments

The Importance of Fathers in Their Children’s Lives

If you knew there was one thing our nation could do to improve every area of a child’s development, would you be in support of that one thing? Research shows children that have involvement from both a father and mother perform better in all developmental areas. Children need their fathers to be involved. For far too long, our country has seen fathers at best as an add-on to what mothers provide for children and in some cases fatherhood has been discounted altogether.

Families First,…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on February 14, 2014 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Book Review: ‘The Blue Between’ by Patricia Little

Sixteen-year-old Heather Lucas is playing soccer one day when she’s hit by lightning, leaving her with a weird scar on her hand. The girl who she clashed with when she got struck dies. Thus Heather becomes the odd one at school, the one everyone whispers about.

To make matters worse, her mom suddenly abandons her, and she…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 4, 2013 at 1:10pm — No Comments

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