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All Blog Posts Tagged 'teen' (54)

Midnight Milkshakes, Blanket Forts, and Other Family Fun

One of the best ways to develop relationships and build confidence is to have fun together as a family.  I just discovered there is a month long celebration aimed at that very thing, strengthening families and building healthy, confident kids.  National Family Month is exactly what it sounds like, a celebration of family.   It runs annually from Mother's Day to Father's Day. 

An easy way to have fun with your kids is to remember what you enjoyed when you were their age and then do it…

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Added by Stacy Hladek on June 14, 2013 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Teen Suicide is on the Rise: Parents Learn the Warning Signs of Teen Suicide

This morning I was watching the news while I was eating my breakfast and caught the tale end of a  news story about teen suicide.  This isn’t the first news story that I have heard on the news about teens trying to commit suicide or actually following through with it.  In fact, teen suicide is on the rise according the Centers of Disease Control.  Teen…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 3, 2013 at 4:58pm — No Comments

No Justice When It Comes to Tween Body Image

No Justice When It Comes to Tween Body Image

Like most 10-year-old girls, my daughter loves to shop at Justice. So I was flipping through the latest Justice catalog that came in the mail, and I noticed a disturbing trend. Before I point out the obvious, see if you can see what's wrong with the following…
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Added by Momniscient on May 25, 2013 at 6:11pm — No Comments

Parents Were You Afraid of Letting Your Teenager Get Behind the Wheel of the Car?

I can’t believe that my daughter is old enough to get her drivers license already, it seems like yesterday that I was bringing her home from the hospital.  The time has flown by quickly and she is turning into a beautiful young lady.  My daughter was born with a bilateral hearing loss and wears a cochlear…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2013 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Why Do Teenagers Steal? How Do I Handle My Teen if They Are Caught Stealing?

Parents have you ever received a call from mall security or the police department letting you know that they just caught your teenager stealing?  If so, you aren’t alone and you aren’t the first parent who has had to deal with this type of behavior.  It is important that you handle the situation in a calm and…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 28, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Help! My Teenager was Caught Stealing. How Should I Handle the Situation?

Most teenagers enjoy hanging out at the mall for several hours on the weekends so that they can spend time with their friends and window shop, unless they have money to spend.  In fact, I remember doing this when I was a teenager, I enjoyed roaming around the mall and catching up with my friends.  Most…

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Added by Christy Garrett on February 28, 2013 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Expecting my First Baby As a Teen Mom

My first pregnancy was a bit of a shock, since I was just 18 years old and just out of high school. I found out that I was pregnant in April of 1996.  I was still living at home with my parents and wasn’t married to my boyfriend.  I knew firsthand that my parents would be very disappointed with me but for the most part my mom was supportive.  It was important that I tell them before they found out on their own, so I told my mom first.  She said she had already suspected something but…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 21, 2012 at 8:58am — 2 Comments

A Conversation with Children's Author Beverly Stowe McClure

When Beverly was a child she hated to read. Even though her eighth-grade teacher sent her poem “Stars” to a high school anthology and it was published in Young America Sings she hated to write. In spite of her rocky relationship with books, she managed to graduate from high school then attended Midwestern State…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2012 at 9:18am — No Comments

Celebrity intoxication and teenage inebriation

Whether it’s Randy Travis’ mug shots splashed across tabloids, news of Amanda Bynes hit-and-run after an earlier arrest for a DUI or community service handed to Miley Cyrus for drunk driving, there is a celebrity battle with substance abuse seemingly everyday. 

Unfortunately teenagers look up to many of…
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Added by Rhonda Talbot on August 22, 2012 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Come Join Our Blog Hop Fridays!!!

TGIF Friday!!! Come visit our Live Your Art Blog Hop Friday!!! We will have one every Friday please be sure to visit back or follow our blog (on the right sidebar) so you don’t miss it. Encouraging women bloggers to improve their visibility and network and supporting talented DIY ladies.

Blog Hops are a good…

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Added by Gisselle Wilson on August 8, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What's a Testimony?

Recently, a friend asked me to share my testimony. I was a taken aback. No one had ever asked me for my story before. Come to think of it, I wasn't so sure I had much of a story to tell. When I hear testimonies of how people had drastic circumstances that brought them to the Lord, I am usually in awe. Former gangsters, former drug dealers, former atheists, former prositutes, orphans, homeless...these are the people that have a testimony, right? I've done plenty of stupid stuff in my…

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Added by Sarah Burd on July 29, 2012 at 12:08pm — No Comments

Love From Ashes

I peeked in on my son sleeping this morning, and was aghast at how tall he actually looked lying in bed. He is twelve years old, on the brink of his journey through Junior High, and I can hardly believe how much he's grown. I looked at his feet (now bigger than mine), and his hands (almost bigger than mine), and…

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Added by Sarah Burd on June 28, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Latest Book by Kimberly Dana Features a Ghost and Cheerleaders

Kimberly Dana’s latest book will bring hours of reading pleasure to teen girls, especially those with a particular interest in cheerleading.

Years ago, a murder was committed in a cheerleading camp: a beautiful teenager with beautiful red flowing hair was drowned in the lake. Rumors say the killer was her best friend.

Now, ten years later, our witty…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 26, 2012 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Book Review: Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest , by Brinda Carey

Don’t Cry, Daddy’s Here: One Woman’s Journey to Recovery from Incest is a deeply disturbing memoir. At the same time it is an important book, one that offers a strong message of hope and renewal to victims of this terrible crime.

"My decision to write this book came from a deep desire to say, 'You are not alone.' I share some of my memories and some lessons…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on May 7, 2012 at 8:23am — 1 Comment

Angels, Adventure, and a Dash of Romance: Griffin’s Fire, by Darby Karchut

What happens when a moody teenage angel is forced to attend high-school?

The answer is Griffin's Fire.

Griffin's Fire is the second installment in Darby Karchut's Terrae Angeli young adult fantasy series, published by …

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Added by Mayra Calvani on April 27, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Eating Disorders Identified in College Freshmen as They Return Home for Winter Break

As college freshmen across the U.S. return home for the holidays, thousands of parents will – for the first time – discover eating disorders that developed during their child’s first semester. Because the transition to college is one of the two most common life stages in which eating disorders develop, Eating Recovery Center (…

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Added by Rebecca H on December 22, 2011 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Serpentauria: Ark of Extinction by Erik Daniel Shein Book Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7bHJ_JlGec

Sara is not a typical 11 year old. Her parents are dedicated to saving animals and using nature to cure diseases. Sara learns of an ancient legacy and the power within her to save endangered animals. An 800-year old medallion holds the key to unlocking her power. Learn about the book here http://bit.ly/Serpentauria Learn about the author here…

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Added by Sheila English on December 6, 2011 at 7:47pm — No Comments

Adding My Teen Driver to My Car Insurance

I was not prepared to hear the news I received the day I called my car insurance company to add my 18-year old to my policy. The customer service rep, politely told me that my policy would increase from $1200 to $2700 for six months! As you can imagine, I nearly passed out!
 
After speaking with a few people about my situation, they all suggested that it was probably because they added him as a driver of my car: a 2005 Nissan Maxima and not the car I recently got for…
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Added by Marquise Jackson on November 22, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Are You Guilty of Fear-Based Parenting? Are You Sure?



Are you guilty of fear-based…
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Added by denny hagel on October 12, 2011 at 8:12am — No Comments

Book Review: The Space Between, by Alexandra Sokoloff

Sixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is an outsider at her high school. Quiet and shy, as well as cursed with a tortuous family past, she can’t hope to attract the attention of popular Tyler Marsh, for whom she has a crush. How could a girl like her, a girl with a low social status, an alcoholic father and a mother who abandoned her, dare hope…

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Added by Mayra Calvani on July 24, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

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