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How To Teach Teens About the Risks of Over-the-Counter Medicine Abuse

Mar 07, 2013 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teenagers

We are coming out of cold and flu season and chances are you may have some cough medicine and other over-the-counter drugs around the house. It’s hard to believe, but did you know that cough medicines can be abused by t... Read more
Livia McCoy
Help Students Find Opportunities To Mentor Others

Jan 31, 2013 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Livia McCoy

We have a science fair mentoring program at our school for students who have completed satisfactory projects in the past. These students are required to apply for the position and pass a test that proves they understand the s... Read more
Livia McCoy
Brain Development in Teens: Help Them Deal With Peer Pressure

Jan 24, 2013 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Livia McCoy

A key area of the brain lies just behind the forehead. This area is called the prefrontal cortex, and it controls many high-level thought processes. Teens tend to make impulsive decisions and fail to consider the consequences... Read more
Livia McCoy
Helping Your Teen Through the Tough Times

Jan 03, 2013 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Middle School, Livia McCoy, High School

Adolescence is a difficult time of life. I frequently hear my students complain about their family, their parents, and life in general. Many adolescents feel that their parents do not love them. From my perspective, many of t... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Teen Texting and a Parenting Lesson

Aug 01, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Texting, Teenagers, Carissa Rogers

The cell phone representative looked over my account and asked if I had a teenager. “Of course I do,” I said, adding, “Why?” Apparently my 14 year old sent out and received more than 9,000 texts last m... Read more
Carissa Rogers
Baking & Banking Lessons: GoodNCrazy Teen Bakes For Money

Jun 29, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Cooking, Carissa Rogers

My daughter did it. She made her first sale—of cupcakes! A friend needed 60+ birthday cupcakes for her daughter’s class at school and the after school birthday party. After checking with a gourmet shop my friend r... Read more
Carissa Rogers
GoodNCrazy Mom Wonders: Child Slave Labor or Allowance?

Jun 06, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Allowance

“Mom, can I go to the movies with friends tonight?” “Mom, I REALLY need this new mascara.” “Mom, I need $450 for the band trip.” ($450!?!) “Mom, these shoes are too cute. I must have... Read more
Carissa Rogers
What Happens When This Mother-Daughter Share Fashion...and Music?

May 23, 2012 - Posted by Carissa Rogers in Teenagers, Teen Girls, High School, Carissa Rogers

I just “accidentally” spent $100 on clothes. I figured only half of the stuff would fit and/or look decent so it was really like I spent $50 and I’d just take the ugly back, right? Um. Yeah. “Accidenta... Read more
Expert Sue Scheff Offers Parents 10 Tips to Help Prevent Teen Drug Addiction

Mar 22, 2012 - Posted by SchoolFamily in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Teen Boys,, Parenting, Middle School, High School

Sue Scheff is an author, a parent advocate, and the founder of the Parents' Universal Resource Expert (P.U.R.E.). Scheff helps families with at-risk teens, and specializes in educating parents on the daunting industry of teen... Read more
Livia McCoy
Eliminate Distractions While Doing Homework

Mar 20, 2012 - Posted by Livia McCoy in Teenagers, Teen Girls, Teen Boys, Technology,, School Success, Parenting, Parent Involvement, Middle School, Livia McCoy, Learning Disabilities, Homework, High School, Cell Phones, ADHD

 Many students have a hard time staying focused on a task. Much has been written about teenagers who are growing up in the media age. Most agree that they are very good at multitasking. In a report featured on NPR, the a... Read more