12-11-2009 Best Parenting Articles This Week

Hello Readers,

1. Thanks for everyone’s well wishes on Real Housewives of Orange County! It went great! And I got asked back so will be on again in January. If you missed it I know Bravo replays episodes from the previous week at 9pm EST on Bravo.  I will also post my clip in the next few weeks once I get it from the producers on DVD.  Up, up and away!

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Top Articles:

5 Messy Teen Sex and Relationship Issues You NEED to Talk to Your Kids About

There’s more to the “Sex Talk” than just the birds and the bees. What every parent must discuss with their teen.

The Importance of Change

If a juvenile criminal can become an honest and successful business man and family man, than anyone can change. The first step is to learn how to embrace it and not fear it.

Articles from Guests:

Top 10 Tips To Prepare for Final Exams and Midterms [Guest Post]

Mike McIntyre of moretimemoms.com, calms our pre-Finals jitters with his 10-step guide to preparing for those pesky end-of-semester exams.

Articles from Teens:

10 Christmas Teen Gift Ideas that are Stocking Stuffers, not Garbage Chuckers

Practical gifts that every teen will love, which are mostly electronic surprise, surprise!

Respect- A Foreign Ideology for Teenagers

What is respect and how can we teach our teens to have it? Understanding respect begins in the household

Advice for Teen Girls: Role Models

There are still a few celebrity teen role models for girls who have not let fame effect them negatively, and instead use it to send a positive message to their fans.

Survival Through Middle School: Middle School Tips From A Teen

The transition years from elementary to high school can be awkward and lonely. One experienced teen gives us her middle school survival tips.

Gossip Girl TV Show: How Gossip Girl Influences Teens

Five discussion points on the popular teen show for parents to talk with their teens.

Picks of the Week

 

Love Marian Merritt’s Blog on Symantec: Ask Marian, she has some great advice on Peer to Peer risks and I just read one on a real world arrest for virtual world crime.  Check it out!
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Book of the Week:

144x223_F72The Imposter: How a Juvenile Criminal Succeeded in Business and Life by Kip Kreiling

A great biographical story about someone who overcame seemingly insurmountable challenges to rise to the top.  A great read for parents and teens. I think this is a great example for kids and parents who need to be reminded that they can do anything they put their mind too, work hard and achieve their dreams. Kip serves as an amazing inspiration to young people and the book is a fun and easy read despite some of the challenging topics he presents. From the slums of Georgia to the castles of Europe, be ENTERTAINED and INSPIRED at the same time

  • LEARN the Secret to Benjamin Franklin’s success
  • DISCOVER how Abraham Lincoln turned enemies into friends
  • SEE evidence that proves we are not primarily driven by instincts – that we can change
  • LEARN how Hernan Cortez launched one of the most successful military conquests in history and how that insight can help you
  • DISCOVER the real reason why the Iron Curtain fell
  • SEE why rats weaned themselves off of heroine – on their own!
  • FIND out how a hardened, modern-day Juvenile Criminal found lasting happiness

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