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Alcohol And Sex Advice For Teens

Alcohol And Sex Advice For Teens

Parents worry. It’s part of our job description and there’s no getting around it. The teenage years are some of the most worrisome and while you may trust your teen’s judgement generally, there’s no guaranteeing what kind of situation they may find themselves in if they choose to drink alcohol. While it may be tempting

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Permissive Parenting - Is It Good For Children?

Permissive Parenting – Is It Good For Children?

Everyone has different ideals about how they’d like their parenting style to pan out and permissive parenting is just one. But is it good for children? What is permissive parenting? If your own parents were particularly strict then you may be drawn to permissive parenting, which allows kids plenty in the way of freedom and

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The Effects Of Praising Children

The Effects Of Praising Children

For years now, parenting experts in the West have been encouraging us to offer praise to our kids in an effort to help build their self-esteem, confidence and motivation. This approach differs wildly from that in places like China, where praise is rarely dished out for fear that it will create arrogant, egotistical children. So

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Improving Your Teens Body Image

Improving Your Teens Body Image

In this media-obsessed age where images of stars and starlets are scrutinised daily, it can be difficult to know how to ensure your teenager has a realistic and healthy view of their own body. Healthy Eating It may be a cliché, but feeling good really does begin on the inside, so if your teen is

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Teaching Children Positive Values

Teaching Children Positive Values

Positive values are an important part of forming character. Not only do they encourage your child to act in a way you’re proud of, they also help kids react appropriately when faced with big decisions. Key positive values children need to develop and socialise well include: caring, honesty, integrity, equality and responsibility. Teaching children these

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Is Your Teen Taking Risks

Is Your Teen Taking Risks

Part of growing up is about learning to set your own personal limits and boundaries. The relative independence of the teenage years earmarks this period in your child’s life, as the one when it’s time to push and test those limits to find a comfortable new norm. Unfortunately this generally involves your teen exposing themselves

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