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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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Teenage Pregnancy Prevention

Facts About Teenage Pregnancy and Ways to Prevent It

Jul 26, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Listen up, parents! The United States leads the industrialized world in teen pregnancies, STDs, and abortions . Teens are having sex at younger ages, with more partners, and with less protection. What can you do to keep your child safe? Talk to them about sex early, says psychologist and sex...
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Teen Pregnancy

What Every Parent Needs to Know about Teen Pregnancy

Jul 26, 2016
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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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Bringing a Dog Into the Family

Mar 08, 2016
By: Kids in the House
At some point, your family may contemplate getting a dog. Parents may have had dogs in the past and enjoy the companionship. Children may love the idea of having a cute furry friend to play with. While dogs can provide wonderful new life and love to a family, careful consideration must be given...
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Join us for our live streaming event on Thursday, March 3

Mar 02, 2016
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The image of exhausted parents too tired for romance gets a sexy makeover from 7-8 p.m. PST on Thursday, when four leading relationship experts discuss dating, marriage -- and, sadly, sometimes divorce -- as part of a live streaming event! Sign up for this FREE event » The live streaming event,...
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Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder

Feb 03, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Autism spectrum disorder or ASD, is an umbrella term for a set of developmental disabilities that cause considerable impairments in communication, social, and behavioral domains. Childrens and adults who are diagnosed with ASD do not stand apart from other individuals, but they may differ in how...
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My Teen Wants to Quit the Team

Feb 03, 2016
By: Kids in the House
Your child has been participating in a sport and has, for reasons unknown to you, expressed interest in throwing in the towel . Should you push your child into remaining in the sport, to see if it gets better? Or should you step back and let your teen make the choice to take a break? First, says...
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When Birth Parents Don’t Want to Reunite

Feb 03, 2016
By: Kids in the House
In the case of adopted children, at some point they may grow curious about their adoptive parents. This typically happens when children are old enough to understand the circumstances behind how a child could be put up for adoption. There is enough self-awareness and sense of identity where...
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When Should I Let My Teen Start Dating?

Feb 03, 2016
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Your teenager has expressed an interest in dating, but when should you let that first date take place? Rather than going solely by your child’s chronological age, you should consider a variety of other factors related to your level of communication and your child’s level of maturity . You can help...
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