What To Do When Your Teen Has A Panic Attack

What To Do When Your Teen Has A Panic Attack It’s no wonder with COVID 19 and all these adjustments to everyday living including all the restrictions imposed on us in order to stay safe, that teens are showing signs of anxiety and even having panic attacks. Our son is one of these teens. He …

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101 Activities For Homebound Tweens And Teens

Wow! Who would have known two weeks ago that we’d be stuck indoors with our tweens and teens trying to fend off the words “I’m bored.” “There’s nothing to do.” all while being cut off from all school, activities, sports, any social interactions and gatherings.  Life as we know it sure has changed. Most of …

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How Much Sleep Does Your Tween And Teen Need?

“Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. Skipping sleep can be harmful — even deadly, particularly if you are behind the wheel. You can look bad, you may feel moody, and you perform poorly. Sleepiness can make it hard to get along with your family and friends …

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Homeschooling Your Tween Or Teen

Last week the Governor of Arizona announced that schools would remain closed for an additional week after the Spring break and yesterday that got pushed even further into the future making it another two weeks due to the Corona Virus outbreak. With schools and parents scrambling to figure out how to finish out the school …

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25 Life Skills All Teens Should Have Before Leaving Home

However long your teens are still at home before they go out into the big bad scary world on their own, they should have some basic life skills to fall back on when they are on their own. Sending them out on their own into the world is a terrifying prospect for me. How do …

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Reducing Teenage Conflict Amongst Siblings

I don’t know about your household during these crazy times with the Coronavirus and all, but ours is a bit chaotic already. Three teen siblings ages 13, 15, and 16 under the same roof at the same time with nowhere to go right now is making them stir crazy and the bickering and squabbling are …

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How To Really Connect With Your Teen

Parenting is never easy. It has its joys and struggles at every age and every stage. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world though. Our little ones aren’t so little anymore. In fact, each one of them is as tall as me or a bit taller. They’re in their teen years at 13, …

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How To Train Your Teen Not To Text And Drive

Here in Arizona, we have the hands free cell phone law enacted.  Financial penalties are very stiff, especially for teen drivers under the age of 18. I know for those of you with driving teens, you have already been promoting this message, but unless you have a camera in your teen’s car, you have no …

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Good Hygiene Products for Teenagers

Puberty brings some mighty unwelcome changes to your teen. They most likely will start to notice that their hair starts to get oily, their skin breaks out and an after-exercise stench surrounds their body, introducing hygiene products to your teenager is a must. Consider which hygiene products are necessary and beneficial for your teen. There …

35 Journaling Prompts For Teens

Journaling is truly therapeutic for everyone from all walks of life but for the teen, it is truly a lifesaver because it is a way for them to work through all their jumbled up thoughts and emotions. Often times they don’t have enough outlets to work through these thoughts and emotions so journaling offers them …