4/13/12: Articles for Parents This Week

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Hope everyone is having a great few weeks. Please check out our articles below!

Top Articles:

Are Rude Teens Seen As More Cool?
Decoding the connection between the “cool kids” and rudeness.

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:

See a new book by our friend Cindy Springsteen:

Waffles and Pancakes: A Lesson in Friendship by Cindy Springsteen

Waffles and Pancakes are two hamsters who were bought from the pet store on the very same day. But their owners, Danny and Griffin, don’t treat them the same way. Pancakes has a lovely new home to play around in with wheels and tunnels. Waffles only has a small box. But when Waffles and Pancakes meet up again, they realize that there are more important things than material possessions. The book is only available now on my website www.cindy-springsteen.com and my FB page http://www.facebook.com/author.cindy.springsteen This is the link to the publishers site and listing: http://www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore/search.php?search=waffles+and+pancakes

Articles from Teens:

Top 5 Smartphone Picture Apps Your Kid Could Be Using
A new social media craze, photo sharing, goes beyond Facebook and Twitter.

A Teen Weighs-In on co-Ed Sleepovers:
See one of our teens who wrote a guest post for PHD in Parenting!

The Deal With Step-Brothers and Sisters (Tips, Thoughts, etc…)
Tips on blending families so that siblings and step-siblings alike can all get along.

Teens/Tweens Losing a Great Opportunity: What You as a Parent Can Do to Subside the Risk
Missed opportunities and rejection are facts of life; but if you prepare your kids well enough, they won’t be as crushed.

Teens Favorite Methods of Communication…It Might Surprise You!
How teens today connect the most, socially, academically and romantically.

The Lessons We Can Learn from the Tragedy in Chardon, OH
The sobering truth that high school shootings can happen to any town anywhere, but there are red flags we can watch out for to prevent another Chardon or Columbine tragedy from happening again.

Are Colleges Ruining the High School Experience?
With increased pressure to get into college, high school students have less and less time to enjoy being a teen.

Jersey Shore: High School Edition
The importance of first impressions and how appearance does matter.

Why Tumblr?
The simple, straightforward blog site has captured the short-attention spans of teens world-wide.

Top 4 Virtual Worlds for Teens
Teens today have grown up with technology, so it is no surprise that they like to spend their free time playing in virtual worlds.

Flash Trends: How to Dissuade Your Teen From Buying Into Them
Like silly bands and hair feathers, trends come and go, but teens want what is “in” now, regardless. Here are some tips to help parents discourage teens from buying into these flash trends.

Books Not to be Missed
A new teen list of must-read novels can help encourage your teen to read more.

The Breakfast Buffet: Three Kinds of College Applicants
The three types of college applicants reveal what kind is the most appealing to admissions officers.

TMI: Too Much Information
The cost of sharing too much personal information on the web with sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Xanga.

How to Build a Healthy Teen/Parent Relationship
How the key to a healthy parent-teen relationship can be found in three simple words.

S**t ____ Parents say: Foreign Parents and Their Cultural Differences in Parenting
How parents born in other countries compare to American style of parenting.

Four Popular Websites and Apps for Teens in 2012
The latest sites and apps to be embraced by teens everywhere.

5 Tips to Help Teens Deal with Jealousy
Experiencing jealousy is a very normal part of growing up, but parents can still help their teens deal with this uncomfortable and often all-consuming emotion.

Tiny Ways to Help Teens With too Much Anxiety
Six tips to help deal with anxious tees and six tips to deal with a teen experiencing an actual anxiety attack.

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