2/24/12: Articles for Parents This Week

Hello Readers,

I will be speaking at the Aviate Youth Conference for parents in Vancouver, Canada…would love to see you there!

Vancouver, Canada: Public Speaking Engagement for Parents!

Top Articles:

Why We Need To PLAY More in Schools
How more play time can curb bullying, increase learning and create happier, healthier young adults.

Teaching Kids to Focus More on the Means, Not the End
Three ways we, as teachers, parents and adults, can help our teens focus on the learning process more than the report card.

How to Tell If Your Child Is Lying To You
Do you know the warning signs? Can you read your child’s body language? Here are some easy truth-seeking tips.

Articles from Guests:

Problem-Solving Parent: Managing Family Dinner
Vanessa was recently featured on Portland, Oregon’s Channel 2 news speaking on the importance of enjoying family dinners together consistently each week.

Mitzvah Projects: What Motivates a Teenager to Do Good
Linda Cohen, of 100mitzvahs.org, shares her story of helping her thirteen year old daughter find the perfect charity project for her her Bat Mitzvah.

Articles from Teens:

“TH1RTEEN R3ASONS WHY” by Jay Asher: Suicide Warning Signs and What We Can Do to Save More Lives
A powerful book about teen suicide reminds us of all the ways we can help those who may be struggling with depression.

Standardized Testing: A Word of Advice
A very important reminder for every teen stressing about their SAT scores.

The Classroom of Life
Of course school is important but it can also be limiting if we don’t look beyond the classroom.

Time Management Tips For Teens & Their Parents
Four ways both teens and parents can better manage their overwhelming schedules.

Can Music Be The Key To Unlocking What Your Teen Is Feeling?
How music can give you great insight into the current state of your teen’s mind, and help you better understand what your teen is going through.

Sibling Jealousy & How Parents Can Help
Sometimes sibling jealousy stems from how parents treat their children differently. Here are tips for parents to prevent such rivalries from happening.

How I Deal with Nervous Anxiety Disorder
An honest account on what it means to deal with nervous anxiety disorder as a teen, and how parents can help their teens struggling with a similar issue.

Celebrity Divorces: How the Media Effects Teens’ Views on Marriage and Divorce
With high profile marriages ending left and right, and the nation’s high divorce rate, it’s hard to have a positive view on marriage these days.

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