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Ways to Improve Communication Skills with Teenagers

Jul 28, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Ways to Improve Communication with Teens It’s a tale as old as time: Your baby won’t stop chatting and loves to tell you how much they love you. Then, your baby grows into a teenager and suddenly refuses to talk. What is it about puberty that seems to throw a wrench in every parent-teen...
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What to Do About Your Teenagers Eye-roll

Jul 27, 2016
By: Judy Willis, MD, MEd
There's no simple prescription for getting rid of your teenager's defiant and rebellious behavior. With some hard work and determination, and the following tips, you can work with your teenager to help improve their overall disposition. Talking to other parents and getting support from experts can...
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Teen Pregnancy

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Teen Pregnancy

Jul 26, 2016
Since 2014, studies have shown that teen birth rates have been declining. Birth rates have fallen 11% for women between the ages of 15–17 years and 7% for women between the ages of 18–19 years, according to the CDC . To continue this steady decline of teen pregnancy, parents can maintain a open...
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Influential Pediatricians discuss the film "The Hunting Ground"

Oct 05, 2015
Some of the top influencers among pediatricians join together to discuss "The Hunting Ground" -- a searing expose about the epidemic of sexual assaults on college campuses created by an Academy Award nominated and Emmy winning filmmaking team. A quarter of all women attending one of 27 universities...
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TEEN TALK: Expert Advice On Raising Teens

Jan 07, 2015
By: Kids In The House
Join Kids In The House on January 13th at 12:30pm PST as we talk with experts about any and everything about teenagers. Ask your questions live during a Q&A discussion with psychologist Michael Bradley and authors Harry Harrison Jr. and Rosalind Wiseman. Click here to RSVP for the event and...
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More Runaway Youth Look to Return Home in the Winter

Dec 10, 2013
By: Maureen Blaha
There is never a good time of year for a child to run from home, but imagine in the winter, how difficult that must be for a child to figure out how to survive on the streets or where to turn to in regions that are blustery and snowing. The National Runaway Safeline (NRS), an organization that...
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"Here to Listen, Here to Help" During National Runaway Prevention Month

Nov 26, 2013
By: Maureen Blaha
In celebration of National Runaway Safety Prevention Month (NRPM), National Runaway Safeline (NRS) is rolling out new tips for parents throughout November, with a unique twist. NRS turned to parents to get these helpful tips on confronting the challenges of being a parent. Each tip was approved by...
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3 Proven Steps to Improving Communication between Parents and Teens

Oct 21, 2013
By: Carrie Leigh Sandoval
How was your day? Good. How was school? Fine. Sound familiar? Conversations are a little tricky to navigate during the teenage years, but with your loving guidance and these three steps, you’ll be able to help your teen communicate with ease – without feeling like you have to pry the words out of...
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What to do When Your Child Runs Away and When Your Child Returns Home

Oct 01, 2013
By: Maureen Blaha
You overheard that your child is thinking of running away. Maybe he has already run and you don’t know what to do. Perhaps your child is returning home after being away for a few days and you’re not sure what to expect or what to do when he returns. These are all questions and concerns that the...
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