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    Parenting

    50 Fantastic Fun Activities for Teenagers that Kill Boredom

    Admit it, you’re going crazy looking for fun activities for teenagers? Are you sick of the whining about being a prisoner at home? But just go back in time a few years. Do you recall how Legos used to keep your kiddos enthralled? Remember the shrieks of laughter as they fitted and then split them up? Also, don’t forget the tantrums when you tried to get them to leave the legos to bath or eat? Now, think of your teen. The structure of his life has been ‘stolen’ from him almost overnight. He is unable to hangout with his friends, play sports or do the things that gave his life…

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    Parenting

    Facts about Teenage Depression you Need to Know

    Are you aware of the basic facts about teenage depression? If you don’t, you need to arm yourself with them ASAP. Although depression is a serious mental illness, it is often overlooked in teens and passed off as erratic hormones which they will soon outgrow. A case study of teenage depression You may be wondering what teens have to be depressed about? Most have loving parents who take care of their every need. This post contains affiliate links which means that I may earn a commission if you use them. I only recommend tools that I use and trust. You can read the full disclosure policy here. But being a teenager…

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    Family and Parenting,  Parenting

    6 Awesome Communication Tips to get your Teen to Open up to You

    Are you desperate for communication tips to get your moody teen to talk to you? Is there an impenetrable wall of silence between you and your teen? You find that every question gets a grunt in response or is ignored totally. Why not take a good look at how you talk to your teen?  Maybe you’re asking the wrong questions. Questions that make him rush to his bedroom and shut the door on you. Don’t despair. He needs you now more than ever before. But you need to have a plan to foster open communication between you and your teen. This post contains affiliate links which means that I may…

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    Family and Parenting,  Parenting

    The simple guide to teenage stress (Updated 2020)

    Many adults believe there is no such thing as teenage stress. They think that teens have it easy – no mortgage or bills to pay, or being forced to work at a job they hate because so many lives depend on it. All teenagers have to do is have fun online chatting with their friends, go to school, do their homework play a little sport and hang out with their friends after school, right? Dead wrong. Check out this YouTube video which shows you exactly why teens can claim to out stress adults   Another point in the teen stress camp is the results of a poll carried out by…