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Parenting Teenage Boys

Parenting Teenage Boys

Parenting teenage boys can be especially difficult for a number of reasons.  They are naturally going through changes in their bodies that make them harder to talk to and prevent them from being able to appropriately express themselves from time to time. But this doesn’t have to be a difficult transition. Here are a few tips that will help during the teenage years. Continue reading Parenting Teenage Boys

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Teaching Younger Children How to Make Good Choices

teaching younger children how to make good choices

The older your child gets, the more choices that he or she is going to have to make. This means that you need to be prepared to teach him how he can make the best possible choices for himself.

There are two things that a child needs if she wants to be able to make a choice.  One of these is that she must be able to think about the situation critically and think through to the outcome and consequences of the different options.  The other is that she needs to have enough self-confidence so she can follow through with the decision she makes, even if it is an unpopular one in a group setting. Continue reading Teaching Younger Children How to Make Good Choices

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What Teens Need to Know About Money

Teaching teenagers about money can be tricky. You need to teach them the right things so they will be ready for life in the “real world.” Otherwise, they may end up hurting their credit.

Money management skills are an essential lesson that teens should get from their parents. One of the things that parents should take from recent financial situations is that everyone should be a little bit smarter with their money and how they do things. It also means that financial education is important and that we should take the initiative to teach our children when we can. Continue reading What Teens Need to Know About Money

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7 Tips for Raising Teenagers

Teenagers! Need I say more?! The struggle with raising teenagers is real and can be incredibly hard. There are so many things that parents struggle with and one of the biggest ones is learning how to effectively raise teenagers. We are in the middle of raising 3 teenage boys. The following parenting tips can help aid you in your success as a parent. Continue reading 7 Tips for Raising Teenagers

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Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day – Don’t Forget Her This Year!

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Are you ready? Moms cook. They clean. They cart kids around to doctors’ appointments and sporting events. Usually, they sacrifice so that their kids can have things. I know my first Mother’s Day, I had a 3-month old little boy…and my husband forgot!! Not even a card! Oops. Don’t be that person. Don’t forget about your wife or mom this year. Be sure to buy her a Mother’s Day Gift. Continue reading Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day – Don’t Forget Her This Year!

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9 Ways to Interact with Teenagers

When your child becomes a teenager, there is a lot that is going to change.  You need to be ready to work towards developing empathy and helping your teen to make positive choices.  You also will want to change the expectations that you have for your child.  The following will guide you through making the changes that you need to make in order to best deal with teenagers. Continue reading 9 Ways to Interact with Teenagers

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Ultimate Guide to the Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics are here. We watched the opening ceremonies, and it is incredible to see how many athletes compete in these games. 92 different countries are competing. Some are represented by only one athlete, whereas the US has 244! That’s the largest group sent in Olympic history. Continue reading Ultimate Guide to the Winter Olympics

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10 Steps to Become an Effective Parent

Becoming an effective parent is not just important, but it is also hard work.  There are many reasons this is important for you and your children.

It is likely that you feel like you have no idea how to be an effective parent.  Also, it is likely that you have fallen into some negative parenting traps – like yelling at your kids (been there, done that).  Continue reading 10 Steps to Become an Effective Parent

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