Thanksgiving Charity: Passing On The Philanthropic Hat

By Beth Wain Brandon Originally published at yourteenmag.com Philanthropy has been a way of life for generations in my family. My father grew up in a struggling family in Brooklyn, NY where his father was a member of the Kiblitcher Society, a fraternal benevolent organization of men who came from Kiblitch, Russia. When one family
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Why You Should Consider Creating A Teen Driving Contract

By Your Teen Magazine Originally published at yourteenmag.com   TIPS FOR A PARENT TEEN DRIVING CONTRACT Your teenager has just gotten their driver’s permit and you want to make sure that your teen will be a safe and competent driver. That means taking the appropriate steps— including a great driver’s ed class, following your state’s graduated
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Good Behavior Online: How to Teach Your Teen Good Digital Citizenship

By Jane Parent – Originally published at yourteenmag.com DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP FOR TEENS: RULES OF GOOD ONLINE BEHAVIOR Kids have been bullying each other for decades. The old stereotype of a bully as some big, maladjusted hulk picking on a 90- pound weakling, however, simply isn’t accurate, says Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D., director of Embrace Civility. “As
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16 and Safe?

Has your teen recently reached that milestone of 16 candles?  That special time of celebration for any teen – later curfews, more opportunities, and finally obtaining the coveted driver’s license – a first taste of freedom in their journey to adulthood.  But this freedom comes with the responsibility of being a safe citizen on our
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Having a Job in High School: How Many Hours Should Your Teen Work?

By Bryan Johnston Originally published at yourteenmag.com   I have a fifteen-year-old son, and I have told him that by this time next year he will have a part-time job. The news continuously highlights stories of students graduating from college with mountains of debt that takes decades to pay off. Anything we can do to
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Decisions, Decisions – Which College Do You Choose?

This looming question that is facing parents of high school students dominates a large percentage of their thinking space. As the choices of desirable educational institutions are many, and family budgets strain under the prospective costs, what can parents do to ensure that they are guiding their college bound teen to make a wise choice
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How A Small Bracelet Gave Me BIG Self Care Results In The ER!

By Lorena Reynoso-Singh Emergency! Last week I found myself in the ER with my 7 year old son. He hit his head on concrete while playing, hard enough to draw blood. Things moved pretty quickly as I pulled him into the car and drove to the nearest hospital emergency room. Pretending Not to Be Freaked
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Progressive Parenting

Your children’s safety and whereabouts remain a #1 concern on your daily to-do list. Progressive parents striving to ensure their children’s safety during unfamiliar times are encouraged to be more aware of their children’s habits, routines and locations.  Family1st.io is here to help parents navigate the terrain of raising children in a mobile society. Instead
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