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5 Best Peer Pressure Solutions for Your Teen

January 11, 2017
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When it comes to teens and peer pressure, education science has lots of recommendations on how to tackle the problem. And rightly so. It’s a common thing when a teen gets forced to do something that they actually don’t want to do. More often than not, this applies to bad habits. According to the statisti …

How to Develop Emotional Agility in Your Kids

December 26, 2016
emotional agility

Children are very sensitive to the slightest changes happening in the world around them. They are absolutely sincere in their emotions. When they lack parental attention, they cry. When they are immersed into the game, they laugh so hard that their laughter could break the ice. Are kids capable of controllin …

How Does Music Affect Teenagers?

November 15, 2016
teen music

Music is an inseparable part of our life. With all the variety of its forms, it influences people of any age and social groups, in all times. Probably, the most powerful effect music has over teenagers, their emotions, the perception of the world, themselves and their peers. Every parent knows that music inf …

Teen Sexting and Why It Is Dangerous

November 7, 2016
Teen Sexting laws

Modern children can spend hours on their mobile devices surfing the Internet, playing games and especially chatting with their peers online. However, not all of those conversations appear to be completely safe and innocent. Sexting is not uncommon among teenagers nowadays. Every parent should know what conse …

New Teenage Relationship Statistics Show How It Happens Online

October 20, 2016
Teenage relationships

We live in the digital age. No wonder that more and more teenagers search for their love on the Internet. They use social media like Facebook as well as dating apps like Tinder or MeetMe. Shy teens do not have the courage to strike up a conversation at school or meet someone on the street. So they feel much …

What to Do if Your Kid is a Bully?

October 18, 2016
Your child can be a bully

What is a bully? A bully is a person who tries to hurt others emotionally or physically on purpose and often on a regular basis. Every child knows the stories about the school bullies insulting, threatening, spreading rumors or even hitting other children, and some have experienced it. 22% of children report …

How to Know if Your Teen Is a Narcissist

September 19, 2016
narcissistic children

Have you ever noticed your teen being egocentric, inattentive towards others and selfish? These features are more or less characteristic to the majority of adolescents. However, they may also signify that your teen is a narcissist. What is narcissism? Narcissism itself is a personality trait of an inflated …

Depression Symptoms in Teens You May Not Notice at First

September 13, 2016
Depression in teens

Life of a teenager is not that easy. Along with the joy of friendship, fun and new bright experiences there come stress, anxiety, doubts, lack of self-confidence and first disappointments. Every parent of an adolescent may notice his/her child being moody, irritable or gloomy from time to time. However, what …

Quiz for Parents: Are Your Kids Smartphone Addicted?

September 2, 2016
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The use of mobile devices by kids is a recognized issue of today. According to Pew Research Center smartphone usage statistics, almost 90% of teens own or have an access to a smartphone. Another survey by Rawhide reveals that kids spend on average 6,3 hours a day on phones and tablets. The Internet, messagin …

How to Help Children Nurture Emotional Intelligence

August 31, 2016
emotional intelligence

Emotional awareness is paramount for teen success in life. However, some parents underestimate its importance and don’t support their children adequately. It is a big mistake. The thing is kids grow up physically much faster than mentally. Not surprisingly, they often become hostages of their emotions. But …

How to Understand Your Kids: Current Teen Fashion Trends

August 8, 2016
teen fashion trends

Nothing lasts forever. Fashion trends are no exception. Clothes you kids wear today may seem unattractive and bizarre to you. It’s like they have no mirror! Calm down. Don’t be that hard on your children. Remember yourself at their age. You also fought with your parents now and then when choosing a parti …

Essential Summer Safety Tips for Teens You Cannot Ignore

July 26, 2016
summer safety advice

Without exaggeration, summer is the most favorite season for all teenagers. It is a blissful time to take rest from studies, have a sleep out, and recharge the batteries before the upcoming school year. However, summertime is fraught with many risks, especially for teens. Like voracious sharks in the depths …

How These Strategies For Dealing With Bullies Will Help Your Kids At School

July 25, 2016
strategies against bullies

Any child knows cases of his/her peers being bullied at school, and some have experienced bullying personally. It always feels extremely stressful, devastating and humiliating. Knowing how to behave if being bullied by another child or teen and how to withstand a school bully is crucial for any child. Parent …

The Complete Parents’ Guide to Psychology of Bullying

July 20, 2016
bullying psychology

Teenage bullying has become a widespread issue in recent years. According to the statistics, one out of four teenagers is bullied at school. So what is bullying? It is an aggressive behavior purposefully directed towards another person and aimed to deteriorate their wellbeing. Teens begin to intimidate their …

Weird but True: 7 Fun Facts about Teens

July 11, 2016
facts about teenagers

Do you remember those golden years when you were a teenager? Probably, you do. This stage of life is hard to forget. Now you are a parent and have children you need to look after. And what happens? You can't help but notice that teens behave in a different way today and have some strange hobbies. And, to be …

Best Ways to Fight Teen Cell Phone Addiction

July 5, 2016
teen mobile addiction

The Whole World Online – The problem of teen cell phone addiction nowadays Every day of our modern lives brings change, as well as technical progress. Some 20 years ago the majority of people wouldn’t understand the term “internet addiction.” Today it is a part of our reality. With the development o …

What Parents Need To Know About Schizophrenia In Teenagers

June 29, 2016
schizophrenia in teens

Many parents hope that a disease like schizophrenia will never happen to their beloved kid. Unfortunately, the statistics show that approximately 51 million people in the world have this dreadful ailment. In most cases, a person is about 15-30 years old when the first symptoms start to appear. Schizophrenia …

What Bullying Effects Can Haunt Your Kids Even When They Grow Up

June 23, 2016
negative effects of bullying

It is interesting to know that many psychological problems that we, grownups, face actually trace back to our childhood, when we were developing our social skills, making friends, going through physiological and emotional changes, etc. Quite a big number of these problems are, in fact, connected to bullying. …

5 Shocking and Inspirational Books about Bullying

June 22, 2016
Books about bullying

Literature has many beautiful sides. It teaches people new different things; it tells happy and sad stories; it entertains readers and makes them forget about their worries. Books can often offer answers to different life questions. People can get inspired to change their lives, to break up with people they …

Danger Alert! Most Common Troubles Teenagers Face

June 13, 2016
teenage troubles

Being a teenager is a big deal. This age is full of different surprises: you expand your knowledge, you learn something new every single day, you are full of expectations and emotions, and you try to find your place in the world. Young people start to love, live and communicate. However, on the other side, t …