Tag "Teens"

Protecting Our Kids

  How Much is Too Much? by Dr. Dean Beckloff | Contributor Yeesh! Is it hard to be a parent! With our tweens or teens, the challenges loom large. The choices our kids make at these ages have a much

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Lessons in Love

When I was 17 years old my dad gave me the book, Love is Letting Go of Fear.  I’d been having a tough time coping with family issues, school and life in general.  Looking back, I realize that most teens

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What Are the Warning Signs of an Eating Disorder?

Warning signs are not always obvious. Like a relationship that looks healthy on the outside, the truth can be hidden behind closed doors. Look for: Evidence of dieting or possibly appropriate weight loss that eventually goes “too far” Excessive exercise

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Eating Disorders 101: When Eating Habits Become Unhealthy

On the surface, it seems simple – everyone has to eat.  However, our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors about eating can be the difference between life and death.  Balanced eating and exercise ought to lead to healthy outcomes, but too often,

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Bigger, Stronger, Faster

  Important Facts About Nutritional Supplements           The GNC website has categories like “Nitric Oxide,” “Hardcore Products” and “Mass Gainers” to name a few. My fear is that teens will walk into a GNC or Google “sports

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The K2 Epidemic: What Does it Mean For Your Child?

Maybe you’ve heard it in the news recently, but there’s been a rash of drug overdoses and emergency responses due to the use of K2, or synthetic marijuana. But calling this drug “synthetic marijuana” is deceiving as it has little in common

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Stressed for Success!

  Are We Pushing Our Kids Too Hard? by Lisa Barr | GIRLilla Warfare “I’m so stressed out!” the Middle School and older teen Back-To-School battle cry is already at full volume — and school has begun, what, five minutes

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Time Flies…

  by Sheryl Pidgeon | Publisher and Editor-in-Chief My son just turned 18, senior year, an adult. My 16-year-old daughter acts like an adult.  My youngest daughter, 15, is driving me around town. Where DID the time go?  I know,

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Torn Between Two Parents

  6 Do’s and Don’ts to Keep Kids Out of the Conflict Children caught in the middle between two conflicted parents is challenging to say the least. Parenting can already be quite daunting. Then throwing in high conflict between two

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