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The Line between Love and Disagreements – A Teen Perspective

The Line between Love and Disagreements – A Teen Perspective

Teenager Take:
As a teenager, I have had fights with my parents, and probably will in the future. It is my teen nature. They will say the wrong thing and so will I. It is a process. And if you’re the first child, it’s not just a process for you, but also a new process for them. But what I have learned is that they do understand, even though most of the time we teens say they don’t. Continue reading

The Line between Love and Disagreements – A Parent Perspective

The Line between Love and Disagreements – A Parent Perspective

Parent Take:
You can call them disagreements, tiffs or discussions, but most of the time they are downright arguments. And why do we have these arguments? It appears to be a natural part of the parent-teen dynamic. It seems no matter how much we try to avoid them, they do happen. Continue reading

Guilty of Wanting to Wear Makeup – A Teen Perspective

Guilty of Wanting to Wear Makeup – A Teen Perspective

Why should teens be judged for wanting to feel better about themselves? There are enough other little things that tend to set us off, anyway! Would wearing a little mascara turn her into a murderer? What crime does she commit by adding a little bit of blue over her eye? Will she get a DUI because she has some sheer lip gloss on? Continue reading

Raising A Gifted Child – A Mom’s Perpective of Her Teen

Raising A Gifted Child – A Mom’s Perpective of Her Teen

What happens then when your child not only succeeds in passing the qualifiers, but exceeds them to a point where the parent is approached by a specialty instructor to ask if your child can be tested for the gifted program. What do you do when it seems your child is able to comprehend ideas and perform tasks more easily and quickly than their peers. Continue reading

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