10/8/10 Articles for Parents This Week

Hello Readers,

1. If you are on the east coast, be sure to check out our:

Public Speaking Events in the New York Area

2. I am doing a teleclass with Amy Lang on talking to kids and teens about sex:

To register and to see details click here.

Sex Talks for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers
Teens need tons of help, support and information if they are going to wait to have sex! This means you! You’ll be happy to know that parents are teens’ primary influence when it comes to making decisions about sexuality, love and relationships.
We will cover just what teens need to hear from you when it comes to dating and relationships. What you need to know to keep help them wait to have sex, resist pressure, understand what a healthy relationship looks like and make smart decisions about sex and relationships.

Top Articles:

Teens “Just Hanging Out”
This dreaded phrase does not always mean what you think it means. Parents, start a dialogue with your teen and ease those fears!

8 Helpful (and Quirky) Websites for Moms
These websites will save moms time and energy- from a site that keeps track of bills to a site where you can vent to other moms.

Are Teens Outsourcing Their Ability to Make Decisions?
Four websites that help make decisions for us could be hurting our own decision-making skills.

Articles from Guests:

Are You a “Space Invader” or a “Watchdog”? [Guest Post]
Recognizing the introverts and extroverts in your family can ease the tension and increase understanding between parents and kids.

Is Perfect Parenting Mission Improbable [School Counselor Column]
No one is perfect, not even parents! As long as you continue to inform yourself and use what works for you, your kids will turn out just fine.

Articles from Teens:

Picking a Major: Love vs. Money – Pros and Cons
How to decide between pursuing what you love versus what will pay off those student loans the quickest.

Real Life “Mean Girls”
Unfortunately, this isn’t just a move. “Mean Girls” do exist and here’s the low down on three different types of them.

This Week’s Sponsor:

The Best iPhone App for Parents: iCurfew

Do you or your child have an iPhone? This is the perfect app for you! iCurfew is an easy way for kids to check-in with parents when they are out of the house.  For just $0.99 kids can send their location to their parents in an uneditable link anytime anywhere.  No longer to parents have to worry about if their kids are where they say they are and kids do not have to make that pesky check-in phone call.  It is also great for those ‘Pick me up here” moments. Check it out!

  • Send you location to your parents instantly
  • Parents receive an exact map location of their child in real-time
  • Only two buttons to check-in for young or non-techy users!

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