Saturday, June 28, 2008

Tips on Raising Your Pre-Teens and Teens

(Sue Scheff) Your teen is becoming more independent, but still needs plenty of advice from you. With more money to spend and more opportunities to spend it, your teen can get him or herself and even you into financial trouble, but with your help, your teen can ...

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Teen Depression -- Hope for Healing

A RELENTLESS HOPE: SURVIVING THE STORM OF TEEN DEPRESSION - Some studies list suicide as the number two cause of death of teenagers in our society. Since depression and related illnesses are the driving forces behind most suicides, it's easy to see why I call them potential killers.

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Anti-bullying program comes to Martin County

In an effort to curb bullying in elementary schools, the national nonprofit group, A Child Is Missing, is offering an anti-bullying program in Martin County for students this summer.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Teen Body Image

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) If you're in high school, most of your friends are probably on a diet. A recent study shows that 90% of junior and senior girls are on a diet regularly, even though only 10-15% are actually overweight.

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Monday, June 23, 2008

Drugs, Alcohol, and Your Kid

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) Although the latest government study finds drug use unchanged, kids are still at risk and experimenting at younger ages Risk factors Some youngsters are clearly more likely than others to be attracted to and hooked on drugs, nicotine and alcohol. ...

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Eating Disorders: What You Need to Know

(Parents Universal Resource Experts - Sue Scheff) In a society where waifs rule and magazines herald a different fad diet every week, some kids view eating disorders as a small price to pay for fitting in. They’re wrong. Anorexia kills more than 10% of its victims, and bulimia 1%. Eating ...

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Friday, June 20, 2008

Help Protect Your Children In Cyberspace

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) Dr. Paul Jenkins offers great information on empowering parents to keep in touch with their kids. Parental Power has valuable podcasts and more. June 17th gave parents a direction to help protect their kids online.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Bullies in Cyberspace

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) Everyone remembers the school bully in their lives. Maybe they stole your bike, or bloodied your nose, or spread a nasty rumor that had you hiding out in the bathroom. Whatever they did, they made life miserable. But as bad as they were, you could ...

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Monday, June 16, 2008

How Special Time Works With Teens

(Parents Universal Reource Experts - Sue Scheff):Special Time* is a simple idea that carries a lot of power! It's a highly dependable way to build and to rebuild a close connection with a child. The power of Special Time is that it puts the parent in the "back seat" of the parent/child ...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

Teens and Sun Damage

Parents Universal Resource Experts - Sue Scheff: As a resident of Florida, I am very aware of the damage the sun can cause people and especially teens that feel they are invinceable to skin cancer or any sun damage. Here is a great article by Connect with Kids and a Tips Sheet for parents.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It Started with Pop-Tarts -Learn More about Eating Disorders

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) Parents need to learn more about teens and eating disorders. Lori Hanson bravely shares her fight. It Started With Pop-Tarts®... at the age of 14. Lori Hanson’s bulimia was at its worst during college and as a young career woman starting to climb the corporate ladder.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Raising Teens in a New Culture

Sue Scheff (Parents Universal Resource Experts) - Raising teens poses enough challenges in itself - parenting a teen in a new culture adds another level of complexity. Chances are, your teen years were very different than your child's will be living in America. Here's a few things to keep in mind ...

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Sunday, June 8, 2008



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Teens and Internet Safety by

(Sue Scheff) Parents Universal Resource Experts - Introduction: Teens Navigating Cyberspace If you believe e-mail, blogs, and instant messaging are a completely harmless way for teens to communicate, think again! Many teens have Internet access--often private communication in the form of blogs, ...

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

When Your Teen is Caught Shoplifting

(Sue Scheff) Parents Universal Resource Experts: You answer the phone and cringe. Your 14 year-old son walked out of Martin’s Market with a six-pack of Pepsi under his jacket without paying, so says Officer Jones on the other end of the line. Driving to the market to retrieve your son and ...

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Thursday, June 5, 2008

It’s Normal - Raising Teens by Connect with Kids

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff): Wondering what happened to the sweet kids we were raising? They've turned into teenagers. While we know there are going to be good and bad times, it's helpful to know that some of this "crazy" behavior is just part of being a teen. It's ...

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(Sue Scheff) Online Gossip - by Connect with Kids

Parents Universal Resource Experts: After chat rooms, instant messaging, and social forums became popular, a new word entered our vocabulary: cyber-bullying. It's been a problem almost since the Internet was invented but studies now show that online harassment and bullying has increased over 50 percent since 2000.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Indictment in MySpace Hoax Case Defines Legal Stand Against

Cyberbullying. This is the first instance that the case has been used to prosecute a Cyber Bullying incident.

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Make a Difference: Talk to Your Child About Alcohol

Sue Scheff, Parents Universal Resource Experts: Quick Facts Kids who drink are more likely to be victims of violent crime, to be involved in alcohol-related traffic crashes, and to have serious school-related problems. You have more influence on your child’s values and ...

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Monday, June 2, 2008

Sunday, June 1, 2008