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How to motivate your teenager

How to Motivate Your Teenager

A common complaint I heard from parents and teachers growing up are how lazy and unmotivated the American teenager is in the 21st century.  Parents think that today’s teen’s care more about what Instagram filter to use on their photo than finishing their Trigonometry packet, writing their English essay, or studying for tests.

As someone who isn’t all that far removed from their teenaged years …

Help your teen build confidence

How to help your teen build confidence

Being confident and having a positive self-image is important for anyone at any age but it’s even more so for teenagers.  The teen years are littered with puberty, peer pressure, and near constant change.

The teen years can be a tumultuous time and these years often leave teens feeling bereft and on uneven footing.  This bereft feeling can lead to lower feelings of …

How to Adjust to a New School

How to Adjust to a New School

Change is scary – and one of the biggest changes teens can go through is changing schools.

No one ever enjoys being the new kid — the one stared at, pitied, and forced to stand up in front of every new class and awkwardly introduce him or her self.  Changing schools can be stressful when you consider the fact that you’ll have to …

Signs that your child is not adjusting well to a new school

Signs that your child is not adjusting well to a new school

Adjusting to a new school can be really tough on a child, which can take a toll on their emotional well being, as well as on their academic performance. Meeting new teachers and making new friends can be very stressful, and while the majority of children are able to adjust to their new environment, some need a little …

My teen won’t do their homework!

My teen won’t do their homework!

Every adult you know was once a teenager. This fact may reassure you that teenage years are survivable, both for your teenager and for you. A teenage brain is not an adult brain. Take that one fact to heart—by dealing with your teenager differently than you would deal with a peer—and many of your parent-child confrontations will evaporate, including the problem of your teen not doing …

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