Sunday, August 31, 2008

Academic Pressure

School is open - Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) - we are getting lots of calls about their kids underahieving. Here are some great tips for parents with helping their teens academically.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

What Adults Can Do: Children Who Are Bullied

There are many signs that a child is being bullied. Some signs to look for: The child comes home with torn, damaged, or missing pieces of clothing, books or other belongings; The child has unexplained bruises, cuts or scratches;

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Helping Teens Answer the Question

The journey from childhood to adolescence is very challenging. Between the ages of 10 and 17 there are major changes in physical, cognitive, social, and moral development. The major task for adolescents is to establish their self-identity. By ...

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Monday, August 25, 2008

The Value Support Groups for Parents of ADHD Children | ADDi

When my youngest son was little, I used to dread getting together with other moms. Jarryd has what I call ADRRRHD—Attention Deficit Really, Really, Really Hyperactivity Disorder.

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Teens and Internet Safety

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, August 23, 2008

Dealing with Bullying

Sue Scheff, Founder of Parents Universal Resource Experts: As school is opening throughout the country, it is time for parents to be prepared - not only helping their kids academically, but dealing with today's peer pressure which can include bullying and cyberbullying. Learn more.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Problem parents contribute to teen drug use

A survey on substance abuse among teens was released this morning that really lowers the boom on parents.

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Back to School Tips for Teens and Tweens

Some great articles and websites to get your kids ready for school! As a parent advocate, (Sue Scheff) this is one of the busiest times of the years - not only for kids, but the parents with the preparation for school or college!

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Teens Sneaking Into R-Rated Movies

Teens sneak into movies using a variety of different methods. Some create or buy fake IDs, others try to bribe the ticket box office worker (usually a school friend) while others purchase tickets for a G-rated movie, enter the theater and then sneak into the R-rated film of their choice.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Helping Your Teen With Homework

Just as grades are starting to matter more and assignments are becoming increasingly harder, teens are rapidly maturing, both physically and emotionally. Now, more than ever, many adolescents want to be independent and consider socializing a top ...

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Monday, August 18, 2008

Trying to deal with high-techbullying

Dealing with cyber-bullying has become a new problem that parents need to be aware of. As a parent advocate (Sue Scheff) I am confronted with parents and their concerns about this latest technique to emotionally hurt our kids.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Cool Parenting Articles and Blogs to Check Out

Vanessa Van Petten has created a great website for parents today - she is a young adult that helps us to understand what kids are thinking today! is fantastic!

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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Exercise Reduces Drug Use

“Studies show that children that are involved in activities and have less time on their hands tend to stay away from drugs easier than kids than kids that have nothing to do after school.”– David Karol Gore, Phd., Psychologist

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Michael Phelps Mom on Parenting an ADHD Superstar | ADDitude

Meet the mothers of three ADHD super-achievers — an Olympic record-breaker, a TV heavyweight, and a world-class adventurer — and learn how they helped their kids beat the odds.

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Pot vs Alcohol: What Are Teens Using?

As a parent advocate (Sue Scheff) parents are always asking about why their kids are experimenting in substance abuse. Vanessa Van Petten has some great articles from a young adults perspective.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

5 Ways Teens Might Cheat on Drug Tests—and How to Catch Them

Google "beat drug test," and the search engine spits out page upon page of ploys and products that can make incriminating urine seem drug free. All it takes is a computer-savvy teen to access them. The ease of cheating, in fact, is one of at least seven reasons parents shouldn't try to test their kids for drug use.

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California lawmakers consider cyberbullying bill

School bullies who use the Internet or text messaging to harass fellow students could be kicked out of school under a bill being considered by the California Legislature.

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

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Friday, August 8, 2008

Army opens Prep School at Fort Jackson

The Army Preparatory School at Fort Jackson, S.C., opened its doors Monday morning to begin offering help to young men and women who fall short on the education needed to join the service.

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

9 Ways to Achieve Success at School

As a parent of an ADHD child, learning new ways to help our kids in school is important. ADDitude Magazines offers a lot of great articles and free reports.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

New Study Reveals that 61% of Teens Worry about Physical Appearance

Ever wonder how teens see themselves? If you have acne or are a parent of a teen with acne you've probably wondered how an average teen feels about him/herself. We all want a good self-image but acne can make achieving that doubly hard. How does a teen with acne fare relative to a teen with clear skin when it comes to self-image?

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Monday, August 4, 2008

New Book Recounts Parent's Harrowing Ordeal

With peer pressure and social influences at all-time highs, many good teens are making bad choices, placing intense emotional and financial strain on parents and families. Lack of motivation, substance abuse, negative peers and gang affiliation are just some of the common challenges facing kids today.

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

About WiredParent Pad

Parents Universal Resource Experts-Sue Scheff: Jamie Pick Created WiredParentPad to help parents of teenagers better understand today’s technology and how are kids are using it. Many parents struggle with the things that have become second nature to our kids - the web, social networking (Myspace, Facebook), instant messaging, online gaming, etc.

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Saturday, August 2, 2008

Online Learning from Connect with Kids

The U.S. Department of Education is recommending every school district give students the option of taking classes online. That recommendation is part of the newly released National Education Technology Plan.

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Friday, August 1, 2008

The Pros and Cons of Teen Partying

Parties are a regular occurrence during the course of a teenager’s high school career. They typically involve bad DJing, a lot of red plastic cups, and plenty of people. They can be a lot of fun, but they can also have unfavorable endings if you don’t act responsibly.

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