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How to Talk to your Teen about Peer Pressure and Alcohol.

Every teenager is going to deal with peer pressure at some point, and they are also likely to inflict the same thing upon other teens. In some instances, this can be relatively harmless, but peer pressure can also cause teenagers to undertake risky behavior such as drinking, experimenting with drugs and having sex before they are emotionally ready to take such a big step. Because of this, it is imperative for parents to take the time to discuss all of these issues with their teen. Keep in mind that getting drunk even one time could lead to serious legal consequences, especially if your teenager makes the bad decision to get behind the wheel while they are intoxicated. Read More »

Most Common Reasons For A Visit To The Pediatric Doctor’s Office.

In general kids spend more time visiting the doctor than adults do. Because of how often they are growing, it is necessary to look into their growth to ensure they are developing in a healthy way. It is important to make sure everything is developing properly before it is too late to correct. Some of the most common health problems can be avoided if they are detected early. When your child is sick, don’t hesitate to visit the pediatrician, contact them as quickly as possible. Here are some of the most common reasons to take your child to the doctor. Read More »

5 Tips For Dealing With A Difficult Teenager At Home.

According to the American Psychological Association, parenting a teenager is the most challenging of all parental years. For parents who are rearing difficult teenagers, the entire experience could be marked by frustrations, disappointments, and feelings of hopelessness. But it isn’t only the parents who are having a hard time because a teenager’s difficult behavior suggests that he or she is going through a tough season in life as well. Erik Erikson’s theory on Psychosocial Development suggests that adolescents are confronted by the developmental task of “Identity versus Role Confusion.” It is during this time that teenagers are trying to establish their identity and develop a sense of self. Hence, we can observe teeners consecutively going through different phases and following multiple trends and fads. Read More »

Online security and Protection for Children – A Guide for Parents.

The Internet has revolutionised our lives and the only way to go is forward. Thanks to the World Wide Web, we can now gain access to almost anything we care to think of, and connect with almost anyone we wish. Such a powerful tool does come with dangers, however, especially for web-savvy children who’ve grown up with the Internet. Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, it should be a top priority to ensure that your children can go online and be completely safe. Here are some tips to help you achieve this. Read More »

Causes of Teenage Depression, Psychological or Mental Distress.

You have a nice house; a mansion actually. You also possess several nice cars, season tickets to the local ball clubs, an indoor pool, and you can go on family vacations to exotic locations. Also, your daughter has a room of her own; almost like a hotel suite, actually. You give her everything she wants - so, how can she possibly feel depressed? That's a good question and a bad question as well. It's a good question because the first hurdle to helping your daughter with her depression will be to educate you on what depression is. It's also a bad question because it insinuates that you believe you can purchase your way out of depression. "How can she be depressed? We just bought her a new car." Read More »

Teenagers and Alcohol; What A Parent Should Do To Control Their Child.

As a parent, you have to prepare yourself to the fact that your teen is going to try alcohol one day. It's something that you can't control, especially since you won't be around him most of the time. The only way that you can protect him from the ill effects of alcohol is to make him aware of the consequences of drinking and hope that he listens and exercises good judgment. Read More »

5 Things Parents Should Teach Their Kids/Teens To Avoid Drug Abuse.

As parents, you are your children's number one resource when it comes to drug education. You are the number one thing standing in between them and drugs. As with anything else, if you don't provide them with the information and answers they need and want, they will find the answers elsewhere. And, as with most everything else, if they are finding the answers other places, they are likely to be incorrect or harmful answers. Their friends, and even the media, can portray drugs in an incorrect light. And this is not the viewpoint you want them developing about drugs and drug use. As a parent, you must educate your kids about drugs. But many parents shirk this important responsibility. They are either too uncomfortable, or too ignorant to put a priority on teaching their children about drugs. Instead, they set their children out in the world, unarmed to face this harmful truth: that drugs are out there, and they will be made available to them. Here are 5 things that some parents are failing to teach their children about drugs: Read More »

Juvenile Idiopathic,Rheumatoid Arthritis in Teenagers;Types, Symptoms.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis is one of the many forms of arthritis. It is the most common rheumatic disease in children and adolescents. It is an autoimmune disease that is chronic. It is also a joint inflammatory disease. There are several simple steps that you should take to help prevent and manage juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Read More »

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