Teens Archive

Guiding Your Teen In Helping At Home

Seems these days the teens are running in many different directions at once, from family to school, to dating and beyond. Many teens seem to spend less time doing the few chores they should. It?s hard on

Influencing The Behavior Of Your Children – Understanding Behaviorial Patterns

There is no easy answer to this problem. There are thousands of books out there on this subject alone, and they all have different answers. We must remember that children are unique. There has never been a

Driver’s Education in Schools

As the parent of a teenager, do you attend meetings of your local school board? I don’t attend as many as I would like, but I do try to attend meetings when an issue about which I

Can You Imagine Parenting Paris?

Tracey over at Paris Hilton Watch is doing a great job keeping up with all Hilton’s latest antics. As a parent, however, I felt a strong urge to say something after hearing about Paris’ latest woes. Hilton was recently sentenced

Car Hunt With a Teen

We are now in the process of beginning an active search for a car for my 16-year-old daughter. We’d prefer to have something new but, since our budget won’t allow that, we’ll be going the used route.

Sexual Health & Teen Boys

A new study from Johns Hopkins Children’s Center talks about the sexual health of teenage boys. The survey of boys ages 15-19 shows that boys who can talk more openly with both parents about their sexual health are more likely

Should High School Athletes Be Tested for Drugs?

Recently, I ran across an article in the Atlanta Journal-Constitutionwhich brought a controversial issue up again for me. Should high school athletes by randomly tested for drugs? In my opinion, yes. The story focused on the recent death

Michael Vick a Pathetic Choice as Teen Role Model

Professional athletes have long been role models for our children and teenagers. They have money, fame, and talent. They have made a name for themselves in a world where standing out from the crowd is difficult. They

Does Your Teen Need a Credit Card?

Do you have a teen who’s leaving for college soon? If you do, you may be facing the dilemma of whether or not they need a credit card for emergencies. Michelle Singletary, a financial writer for the Washington

Parent Roles in Drug Prevention

If you are the parent of a child of any age, particular teenagers and preteens, you are probably concerned about drugs. And you should be. Drugs are rampant today. You can’t read a newspaper or watch a