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6 Ways to Teach Teens Budgeting Skills
Find out how to teach your teen how to establish a budget.

The Secret Language of Teens: 100 Common Text and Social Media Acronyms
Find out what teens are really saying when they use all those acronyms to communicate with their peers via text and social media.

How to Raise a Teenager Successfully
Successfully raising a teen is no simple task. It requires time, attention and effort. Plus, parents don't get to know if they've done a good job until their teen is grown. Learn how confidence and making choices can lead to raising your teen successfully.

Parenting Quiz: What is Your Parenting Style?
What is your parenting style? Find out with this simple quiz.

Be Your Teen's Parent, Not Their Friend
It is easy to get stuck when raising your teen in a number of pitfalls, but I find the being a friend pitfall the hardest to avoid. I'm sure you can relate... As a parent, you have a responsibility to perform your parental role for your teen. It is your responsibility to help them learn life skills, keep them safe and secure. Learn more here.

15 Skills Your Teen Needs to Be Successful at Living Independently
Being independent and able to live on their own is the goal of a successful young adult and their parents. But it isn't easy. Older teens often feel they can take the big step towards independent living without possessing all of the skills they will need to succeed in the world at large.

Get in the Habit of Checking Planners Together
Good time management habits help prevent problems in school and with your teen's ever changing scedule. One good habit to get into is checking planners together. Read how here.

Parenting Quiz: Are You Sabotaging Your Teen's Social Life?
Teens enjoy their friends and hanging out, but how much do you allow without becoming a permissive parent? Check out our screening quiz to see if you are sabotaging your teen's social life.

Get in the Habit of Checking Planners Together
One of my goals last year was to check all of our planners, together, every week. It worked out well and I'll being doing it again this year.

5 Good Reasons Your Teen Needs a Strong Sense of Belonging
Fitting-in, or having a strong sense of belonging, will help your teen learn coping skills and life skills that will allow them to make their best choices into their adulthood. Here are five good reasons your teen needs a strong sense of belonging.

Life Skills for Teens: Goal Setting and Obtaining Skills
Defining what it is you want is called setting a goal. Figuring out and taking the actions you need to get your goal is how you obtain that goal. Both of these are important life skills. Learning how to set and obtain a goal are necessary life skills your teen will need to be a happy and successful adult.

15 Life Skills Your Teen Needs to Be Successful at Living Independently
Life Skills will help your teen be independent and able to live on their own, which is the goal of a successful young adult and their parents. But it isn't easy. Older teens often feel they can take the big step towards independent living without possessing all of the life skills they will need to succeed in the world at large.

Strengthen Your Family’s Bonds with These Ten Tips
Article for parents of teens - Strengthen Your Family’s Bonds with These Ten Tips

Shopping Coupons and Coupon Codes for Online Stores for Teens
Coupons and coupon codes for teen shopping stores for online discounts when shopping for your teenager.

Summer with Teens
Summer resources for parents of teens. Articles on summer school, summer camp, summer activities, summer fun, summer parties and more

Family Quotes for Parents
Quotes parents can use to amuse or to seem wise to their teens. Family fun quotes for parents.

Life Skills for Teens: Goal Setting and Obtaining Skills
Defining what it is you want is called setting a goal. Figuring out and taking the actions you need to get your goal is how you obtain that goal. Both of these are important life skills. Learning how to set and obtain a goal are necessary life skills your teen will need to be a happy and successful adult.

What are the benefits of sibling rivalry?
Sibling Rivalry FAQ What are the benefits of sibling rivalry?

25 Ways to Say I Love You to Teens
Parents of teens can use these 25 ways to express their love for their teen.

Say I love you to Your Teens
Users share how they say I Love You to their teens, submit your ideas.

Bad Parenting? Parents Should Avoid Bad Parenting Mistakes
Bad parenting often comes from not knowing the right parenting skills you need to handle the situation your teen is in. Learn about parenting mistakes and bad parenting here.

Why Is It Important to Not Ignore Sibling Rivalry?
Why is it important to not ignore sibling rivalry?

When Do I Know if the Sibling Rivalry in Our Home Has Gone Too Far?
When do I know if the sibling rivalry in our home has gone too far?

Helping Siblings Cope With Teen Moving Out or Going to College
FAQ for Parents - My teen’s siblings are really going to miss him when he goes to college/moves out on his own. What can I do to ease the heartbreak for them?

Tactics Parents Use to Stay Involved With Their Teens
Spending time with your teen is a must if you intend on raising happy successful young adult. Here are some parenting tips on how to go about it.

Should parents go through their teen's things?
FAQ for parents of teens Should parents go through their teen's things?

Should parents check up on their teen?
FAQ for parents of teens Should parents check up on their teen?

Should parents snoop on their teen?
FAQ for parents of teens Should parents snoop on their teen?

Life Skills for Teens: Finding and Keeping a Job Skills
In order to live independently, your teen will need to have a job. The job will need to make enough money to cover their living expenses, at minimum. Today’s happy young adult has a job that contributes to a high quality of life and not just monetarily. Here are the skills your teen will need to have in order to find and keep jobs that...

How much privacy does my teen and his date need?
FAQ for parents of teens How much privacy does my teen and his date need?

Why does my teen need privacy?
FAQ for parents of teens Why does my teen need privacy?

Why does my teen want to be in their room all night?
FAQ for parents of teens Why does my teen want to be in their room all night?

How much privacy does my teen need?
FAQ for parents of teens How much privacy does my teen need?

Parenting Checklist: Staying Home Alone While Parents Are Away
Resource for parents of teens, Checklist For Teens Who Are Home Alone.

Surprise Your Teen During for Special Occasions or Holidays
Article for parents of teenagers: How to Surprise Your Teen During the Holidays.

Get Rid of Manic Mornings; Adopt a Calm Morning Routine
Family morning routine article for parents of teens who need tips on how to make their manic morning routine into a calm part of their day.

Teens Staying Home Alone
Tips for parents of teens and preteens who need to stay home alone after school or in the summer.

10 Tips on Surviving Your College Student’s Visits
Article for parents of college students: 10 Tips on Surviving Your College Student’s Visits

3 Reasons to Observe Family Traditions
Article for parents of teenagers, 3 Reasons to Observe Family Traditions.

Teach Your Teen to Be Media Literate
How to Teach Your Teen to Be Media Literate

Be Your Teen’s Biggest Fan
Article with tips for parents of teens who play sports: How to Be Your Teen’s Biggest Fan.

Teen-Approved Rewards You Can Give Your Teen
List of rewards that reinforce positive behavior.

Things to Do With or For Your Teen This Year
A list of positive and fun things parents can do with their teenagers.

Life Lists for Teens
Any teen who has ever made a list will enjoy this book—as an inviting, enlightening read, a place to go for quick advice, and a ready source of guidance and encouragement for all kinds of situations. These are lists that matter, and teens will use them every day.

Organizing from the Inside Out for Teenagers
In an increasingly busy world, its not just adults who need help getting their lives in order. As teenagers face unprecedented pressures, they find themselves struggling to balance schoolwork, friends, extracurricular activies, and time.

Moving Easing the Transition for Children
Six steps to help ease the moving transition for your child.

Life Strategies for Teens
Whether you are a teen looking for a little help, or a parent or grandparent wanting to provide guidance, this book tackles the challenges of adolescence like no other.

Five Reasons Your Young Adult Should Consider the Military
Is your young adult wondering what they should do with their life? Here are five reasons to consider military service as a viable option.

Teens Cleaning Their Bedroom: Seasonal Cleaning
Tips for parents of teens on how to get them to clean out their rooms and de-clutter for a spring or fall seasonal cleaning.

Staying Involved In Your Child's Life
Being actively involved in your child’s life has many rewards—memories, great conversations, a deeper relationship with your child, and the chance to watch your child grow into a healthy and responsible adult.

Nose Piercing
Should your teenager be allowed to have a nose piercing?

How Much Time with Friends Is Enough?
How much time should a teenager be spending with their friends instead of their family?

How Much Freedom for Preteens?
How much freedom should you give your preteen?

How much rent should teens pay?
When a older teenager opts out of higher education, how much should you charge him for rent?

Her daughter's period is irregular, is that normal?
Do the first few periods come regularly or not? When should a mom call the doctor?

When should teenage girls start shaving?
When should shaving start? Is it different for all girls?

Parenting at the Speed of Teens - Positive Tips on Everyday Issues
Book Review: Parenting at the Speed of Teens - Positive Tips on Everyday Issues

5 Things Teens Can Do to Remember Their Grandparents
Teens whose grandparents have died will need to do things to fill that empty space in their lives as grandparents help us build a sense of family, belonging and give us a firm foundation in life. You can help your teen by encouraging them to do one or more of the following five things.

Spoiled Brat - Is Your Teen a Spoiled Brat?
A simple True or False ten question quiz for parents of teenagers.

Winter Fun with Teens
Winter Fun with Teens

Teens Friends Family Rules
What Do You Do When Your Teens Friend's Family Rules Are Different Than Yours?

Teen Home Alone Overnight
Do you leave your teen home alone overnight? Read what other community members have said and share your parenting teens advice.

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