Tuesday, September 30, 2008

About Birth Control: What Parents Need to Know

One of the toughest decisions that a lot of teens face is whether to have sex. As a Parent Advocate, Sue Scheff, parents need to be educated about today's teens and issues they are facing.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Following the Rules

Nina posted some questions about her 10-year-old daughter lying about eating and drinking in the bedroom and watching TV with the door closed. Nina wants to how she can tell if her daughter is deliberately lying or simply forgetful, as her daughter ...

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

Teen and Adult Gossip

Gossip. That’s all you seem to hear about nowadays in a crowded hallway at High School, middle school, or even a small form of it in elementary school.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Middle School Drinking

Parent Advocate, Sue Scheff, helps promote parent awareness with todays teens. Middle School drinking is a growing concern. Learn more from these parenting tips.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

10 Types of Teen Internet Users

I have noticed that there is a huge spectrum of teens online. There are literally thousands of articles that have been written in the past four years about teens online (I have written some of them!) but they refer to teens online all the same. This is simply not true, there are many different kinds of ‘users.’

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Reporting and Avoiding Cyberbullying: Safe Havens Online

As we all know, cyber bullying is a serious problem amongst our nations youth today. It takes the problem of abuse by peers to a whole other dimension. A place that adults today never had to visit.

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Parents in Middle Schools: When Kids No Longer Want You

In a very unscientific survey I conducted, 99.9% of teenagers would be either: a) so embarrassed; or b) so, so embarrassed, if their mom or dad attended a school event.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Tips for When Your Child Starts Dating

What a hot topic for parents with young teens today. As a parent advocate (Sue Scheff) parents need to be aware and educated on today's teen issues.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

Typical Teen Stereotypes

Onteenstoday.com - as a parent advocate, (Sue Scheff), these are great articles written by teens for parents to get a better understanding of the peer pressure they can go through in school.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Smile — ADHD Awareness Month!

What is attention deficit? And why is it so misunderstood? You can help set the record straight with this information and these tips for ADHD Awareness Week.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Homework Help Tip Sheet

“Schools should teach kids how to learn, and parents should teach them how to work by establishing work rules and work ethic at home.” – Dr. Mel Levine, Co-Founder and Co-Chair, All Kinds of Minds Homework provides an opportunity for ...

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Understanding Teen Decision Making

What was he thinking? How could she? If you find yourself wondering what your teen was thinking, the answer may be “not much.” Kids often make snap judgments based on impulse, especially when situations come up quickly, leaving teens ...

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Back-to-School Tips: Connecting With Your Child's School Counselor for a Successful School Year

Understand the expertise and responsibilities of your child's school counselor. School counselors make a measurable impact in every student's life, assisting with academic, career and personal/social development. Professional school counselors are ...

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Movie Smoking Makes Teens Smoke

Parents Universal Resource Experts (Sue Scheff) After a review of more than 1,000 different studies, the National Cancer Institute finds that some kids start smoking because of what they see in the movies.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Think Your Teen Needs Counseling?

Introduction Counseling teens can be tricky business. Often when social workers receives a call for help to counsel a teen it is from from an exasperated parent who no longer can tolerate the behaviour of their son or daughter. The teen is ...

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

What Is ADHD? An ADHD Doctor Talks About the Symptoms and Treatment Info

An expert on ADHD and learning disabilities talks about the biology behind attention deficit disorder and why it's sometimes so difficult to diagnose and treat ADHD symptoms in children.

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Saturday, September 6, 2008

Pharm Drugs

Street drugs, such as pot, crack, heroin, etc…. is being replaced with pharmacy drugs kids are finding at home. Parents need to take the time to see what their medicine cabinets are holding and what prescription drugs they have at home such as pain pills from ordinary root canels - as well as medications for ADD/ADHD.

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

The 10 Worst and Best Things to Say to a Stressed Out Mom

Any parent of kids today will be able to relate to these phrases. Today many parents are stressed with trying to juggle work, paying bills and raising kids!

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

10 Ways You Can Help Your Child Cope With Peer Pressure

Standing up to peer pressure is one of the greatest challenges that children face. Many are unable to stand up to the challenge and are led into participating in risky or even illegal activities. Help your child deal with peer pressures by doing ...

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

High School's Adolescent Society

Excerpt from: Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education p. 89-93 Rock singer Frank Zappa said, "High school isn't a time and a place. It's a state of mind." Sociologist James Coleman says that high school is ...

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