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Tag Archives: teens

Teenagers Oral Health Care

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: November 5, 2018 | Categories: Health and Fitness
teenagers oral health care

As a parent, there are so many things you have to think about when raising children. Once they become teenagers – which I thought would be easier, but oh was I wrong – there are just as many things, but at a whole new level… like getting their driver’s license. And the cost of teenagers […]

ACT Test Prep: Everything You Need to Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 26, 2018 | Categories: Education
ACT test prep

ACT test prep is at the forefront of many teens and their parent’s minds right now, especially if you have an upcoming junior or senior in your household. As your preparing for college, your teenager needs to prepare for the ACT test and possibly the SAT, as well. Our son is taking a mock ACT […]

A Parent’s Guide: When Bullying Becomes Assault

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 10, 2018 | Categories: Parenting
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Every mom wants her child to experience a productive, joyful life, and while you can help make this happen, your child will inevitably have hardships. There are times in which they must endure these hardships alone to build character. As much as we wish we could make things easier for our children, we can’t. But, […]

Cyberbullying: Let’s Put a Stop to It Today

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 6, 2018 | Categories: Infographs, Parenting
cyberbulling

Cyberbullying is no laughing matter. While most young kids who are active online tend to ignore the potential consequences of being mean to others over the internet, victims of cyberbullying don’t take it so lightly. And most people, whether child or adult, is completely unaware of the fact that there are actually six different types […]

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Teenage Son, The 30 Things I Want You to Know

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 3, 2018 | Categories: Parenting
teenage son

When I became a mom to a boy, I wasn’t sure how to be a mom… to a boy. I quickly realized it didn’t matter whether I had a son or daughter, there was no manual, and I was going to have to learn as I went. But as my son got older and is […]

Technology and Your Teenager

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 19, 2018 | Categories: Technology
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My son is now a teenager, and along with that comes everything that entails being a typical teen. You know, the eye rolls, the short answers, the complete lack of information unless it’s painfully mined through a series of the aforementioned short answers. I still love my son, even as I struggle to keep up with […]

Children More Vigilant In Today’s World: A Good Thing?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 30, 2017 | Categories: Family
children being more viligant in today's world

With the amount of bad news we see on television every single day, it’s not much of a surprise that we are living in a near constant state of fear. And what is this communicating to our children? Is it to be more vigilant? It seems that every time we log on, or we put […]

What No One Tells You About Parenthood

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 23, 2016 | Categories: Parenting
What no one tells you about parenthood

When you are expecting your first child, you read all of the books about pregnancy, like “What to Expect When Your Expecting“, babies, and even toddlers. You glean information that is helpful to prepare you for the adventure of parenthood, but there are just some things nobody tells you anything about. As a matter of […]

Ways to Handle a Misbehaving Teen

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 27, 2014 | Categories: Family, Parenting

Guest Post Many parents deal with behavioral issues with their teenagers, and it can be difficult to know how to handle it. An important thing for parents to remember about a misbehaving child is that it is not always their fault. Many times, children receive bad influences from classmates or friends through peer pressure, and […]

How Do I Know When My Teen Is Road Ready?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 18, 2013 | Categories: Parenting
how do i know when my teen is ready to drive

Guest Post Image Source Trusting your teen to drive can be one of your biggest challenges as a parent. While you know that this milestone is necessary for your teenager’s independence, you may also worry that your teenager may become a statistic on the roadways. With more than 3000 teen drivers killed in 2010, you […]