Are Teens Addicted to Cell Phones?

Are Teens Addicted to Cell Phones?

by Cindy Springsteen As a parent of two teens, cell phone use is a hot topic. Growing up in the type of world that we live in now, I cannot imagine how my parents ever survived without keeping in touch with me. I had the freedom to leave the house and return many...
Parenting Fatigue

Parenting Fatigue

Note to Readers: As I read the tips to find recovery from parenting fatigue, I realized that these important tips apply to parents at all stages of parenting. Just substitute the word toddlers for  teens and keep reading…you just may see yourself. I believe that...
Six Ways to Reduce Teen Stress

Six Ways to Reduce Teen Stress

Note to Readers: The subject of teen stress grabbed my attention when I attended  my daughter’s High School orientation. The principal bragged to us that “This would be our teens most stressful year ever!” As a mom and stress expert,I was concerned...
Teens and Drunk Driving

Teens and Drunk Driving

Note to Readers: Teens drunk driving is a situation we as parents must do our best to prevent from happening. Drug and alcohol testing is a controversial subject, but drug and alcohol testing can be used as an empowering tool. Even the strongest most confident teen...
To My Teen ~ Goodnight, I Love You…

To My Teen ~ Goodnight, I Love You…

Note to Reader: The American Psychological Association shows that teen stress has increased to epidemic levels and called it a medical health hazard. As parents, we severely underestimate the impact stress has on our teens. We mistakenly dismiss warning signs as “just...
Teenage Dream or Teen Stress?

Teenage Dream or Teen Stress?

by Lori Lite My husband and I were sitting at high school orientation when the principal began to brag about the amount of stress our teens would experience as a freshman. Suddenly the teenage dream of going to High School…began to feel like a nightmare. I felt...
Teen Depression and Stress

Teen Depression and Stress

by Madison Friedman Note to Readers:  Sleep deprived teens are more likely to use alcohol, drugs, and suffer from depression.  Sleep deprivation plus stressful life situations increase your teen’s risk of developing depression. It is important to introduce teens to...
Breathing Teen Stress Away

Breathing Teen Stress Away

Note to Readers: Teen stress is not always easy to detect, but we know teens are under enormous amounts of stress. Teens and their families can all benefit by learning to balance their stress filled lives with stress management techniques. Thanks to Annie for sharing...
5 Ideas for Better Sleep for Teens

5 Ideas for Better Sleep for Teens

With school winding down and colleges finishing up teens are adjusting to another change in their schedules. When they are still living at home it’s easier to monitor and have input on their schedules but when they are away at school who knows what type of sleep...
Tips for Taming Teenage Stress

Tips for Taming Teenage Stress

by Lori Lite One third of teens in the United States state that they feel stressed on a daily basis.–The University of Michigan Most parents recognize (and remember) that the teenage years are a volatile time marked by the struggle for independence, the forging...
How to manage our Hard-Wired Youth

How to manage our Hard-Wired Youth

A friend of mine who is a high school English teacher in our local schools has been perplexed by the behavior of some of her current students.  She said, “Help me understand why a third of my students can’t sit still in their desks?  They wiggle, they...