Parenting

Tween & Teen

"You're So Annoying!"

When I think of annoying, I imagine a tiny mosquito hovering around my head in the dark as I’m trying to sleep. Apparently, the drone of a mosquito doesn’t even come close to how annoying I can be to my 14-year-old.

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Tired Teenagers: Why Teens Don’t Sleep Enough, and How to Help

Does your teen sleep through the morning alarm, zone out during the day and turn into a cranky pest by nightfall? Then you’re probably one of millions of parents living with an exhausted adolescent. The National Institutes of Health report that many teens don’t get enough sleep, putting them at risk for health problems and poor academic performance. Why are teens so sleepy?

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Ten Tips for Graduating Teens! Take This One Last Test with Your Teen

As graduation time approaches, parents, grandparents and friends are trying to decide how to best help the young people around them make the most of their potential. Take this quick quiz together with the teen in your life:

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Driven to distraction: Cell phones in the high school classroom

Eight years ago we purchased a cell phone for our now 22 year old daughter when she began grade nine. Our rationale was that being more independent at that time, a cell phone for communication (with us in particular) was warranted. Now, waiting until our children are high school age to purchase a cell phone for them is almost unheard of. When our younger daughter (now 14), was 12, she got her first cell phone.

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