THE PSYCHE OF A REBELLIOUS TEEN: What Parents Just Don’t Understand But Need To Know!

As we advance in age we often quickly forget the struggles we encountered as teens. Although many of us vowed decades ago not to become just like our parents, somehow fate caused us to embrace exactly what we once despised. Now with children of our own, their behavior appears foreign and we panic. Instead of conquering our desire to be our children’s role models and their best friends, we find ourselves struggling to maintain a solid influence in their lives. Sound familiar?

Back tracking the steps that led to my rebellion as a youth and dealing with my own teenage children, I was able to discover some viable parenting tips to sustain my parental influence and block the wiles of adverse peer pressure. The key to my success has been fostering my children’s desire to be successful and independent.

Think about it. Many of us couldn’t wait to turn of age so we no longer had to listen to our parents and could explore life on our own. Our kids are no differ

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Moving to a New School – Tips For Teens

Wise parents know that changing homes and moving to a new locality can be as stressful for their children, especially teens, as the move may be for them.

Therefore, child psychologists advise parents to allow kids a semblance of their ‘now’ with them during and after the move. This simply means parents should encourage their kids to exchange addresses and telephone numbers with friends and to stay in touch with them, so they still feel connected.

1 Kids, take the time to find out about any availability of your favorite activity in the new school or neighborhood such as basket-ball, swimming, music club, dramatics society or hobby class you can attend so you learn being a part of the new community quickly, enjoyably.

2 Speak out to your parents about your feeling about the move and any ideas you have about goals for the school year or extra-curricular activities you’d like to take up at the new place. Parents are smart and loving, but not exactl

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Teaching Teens About the Reproductive System

Teaching teens about the reproductive system can be the most difficult discussion a parent can have. Many fear that talking about sexual subjects with their teens will lead to further experimentation and promiscuity but nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, not knowing the information leads to more curiosity, and above all else-danger. Teaching teens about the reproductive system can indeed be difficult but it is the most important discussion you will ever have with your child.

The best approach is to let them know that it is as uncomfortable for you as it is for them. It is okay to be human and let your teenager know that even though it embarrasses you it is something you feel strongly about. Teaching teens about the reproductive system and sexual relationships and the dangers surrounding promiscuity helps them to make informed intelligent decisions when the situations that WILL arise happen. Knowing that you have given them the information they need to stand up

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How To Reach Rebellious Teens and Get Them to Take Your Advice

As a teenager the thing I hated the most was having to listen to what adults told me to do. In my mind back then, I thought I had all the answers. I couldn’t wait until I got older so I wouldn’t have to listen to anyone. It was my foolish belief that my parents told me what not to do simply to control me and stop me from having fun. My irrational thinking caused me to despise my parents and rebel. By the age of 14 years old, unknowingly, I was on a fast paced track to self-destruction. Relentlessly I lusted after independence and respect. Feeling like I was grown, I no longer wanted to be treated as a child. I wanted to explore my options and make my own choices. Times have changed, but the cycles of life still remain the same. If you want to reach teens who typically think they “know it all,” you must attempt to dethrone their “stinking thinking.”

Teens don’t want to be spoken down to; they want to be addressed maturely. Young adults

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Teen Suicide: Is Your Child At Risk?

One can expect to find depressing news when checking Web feeds or the national news, but in recent months the rise in stories of teenagers committing suicide has left people around the country distraught and saddened. The recent events surrounding the death of Tyler Clementi, a promising musician and students at Rutgers, have inspired friends and even celebrities to publicly call for a way to prevent future, needless deaths. To paraphrase Ellen DeGeneres on speaking of these recent suicides, when one teen kills himself it’s a tragedy, when several do it’s a crisis.

As the parent of a teenager, you may be able to empathize with your child, having lived through awkward years and what appeared at the time to be an inordinate amount of stress. From age ten through college, young people are subject to various degrees of pressure – the drive to do well in school, the desire to be accepted among their peers, and goals to succeed in sports and music and other passio

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What is Kid and Teens Yoga?

Kids yoga is challenging, energetic, and fun. Kids yoga when done well is truly a fun and creative approach to yoga. Using animal poses and basic stretching exercises, the classes promotes strength, flexibility, coordination and body awareness in children. It can be very helpful for children whose bodies are still developing. The poses help to instill confidence and concentration and a sense of calm.

Kids Yoga is for ages 5 and up, and it’s a great way to get kids off the couch and get them involved in a regular exercise program. The yoga club should provide facilities which are well maintained, clean, and have a warm, friendly atmosphere.

Teen and older children’s yoga is a blend of traditional yoga postures, and this tends to be delivered with a blend of popular music and philosophy. These types of classes are geared towards teenagers, and are open to both males and females ages 13 to 18. One teen yoga class is offered at YogaAylum as an ongoing, drop-in

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Teens, Children and Anxiety

Just as adults often suffer from anxiety, children and teens may as well. Sometimes this anxiety is brought on by stressful or traumatic events, but often a specific stressor cannot be identified.

While there are many anxiety disorders, the more common ones in children and adolescents are Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. These children worry a lot and have trouble in social situations. In very young children, anxiety often manifests itself as Separation Anxiety Disorder and Specific Phobia. These symptoms often include great reluctance of separating from caregivers and various, seemingly unjustified fears.

Children react to the symptoms differently than adults with similar anxiety problems which can make diagnosis very difficult. It can also be hard to differentiate between a “phase” or rational concern and a true disorder. In either case, it can greatly interfere with a child’s sense of well-being and achievement in school.

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5 Benefits For Young Children And Teens Participating In Dance Exam Sessions Within Dance Schools

Dancing is something rather nostalgic to those of us who are now fully grown. Often adults will say, “gee I wish my mother had pushed me to stay in dance classes such as ballet and tap when I was little and not listened to me when I said I wanted to stop!” We tend to look back at these early years and recall and realise that we were in a good lifestyle routine.

1) Dance exams help to instill dedication and commitment in children and teenagers.

The young dance students must have a good work ethic to keep up with the work which is being taught to them within the dance school by their teacher. The young dancers must also think for themselves and many dance teachers will ask them to practice their exercises at home in the hope that the dance student will grasp and show great signs of improvement week on week. It is after all a two-way street!

2) A sense of responsibility.

The words ‘exam’ or ‘sho

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Three Effective Ways How to Teach Kids and Teens About Mandalas

Mandalas are geometric patterns starting from a central dot, working outward in repetitive patterns, often integrating symbols and vibrant colour. A circle within a circle is a universal pattern full of symbolic meaning. It is simple yet contains an element of the eternal. Mandalas remind us of our relation to the infinite world both beyond and within our bodies and minds.

There are numerous ways to teach kids and teens about the beauty, complexity, universal nature and healing powers of mandalas. Three of which will be discussed here along with specific examples and applications.

Explore Mandalas in Nature

Mandalas are all around us. One simply has to walk through a garden to find beautiful flowers in bloom and appreciate their circular, repetitive patterns. Increasing awareness of the many manifestations of mandalas in nature can begin by examining an atom. Each cell is a mandala. On a grander scale the universe with the rotation of the planet

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Natural Help For Pain Common In Kids, Teens And Young Adults

Many adults may be unaware that kids, teens and young adults frequently experience painful conditions on a frequent basis. An adult used to having pain from injuries, repetitive stress and old age may find it inconceivable that youngsters can suffer similar maladies. This article will discuss pain syndromes common in young people, recent research detailing this problem and a natural approach to help alleviate this predicament.

While we may think of young people as being less active than previous generations, a brief assessment of their activities will show otherwise. How many of the boomer generation participated in extreme sports like half pipe snowboarding, extreme skateboarding or acrobatic bicycle riding? While sports like football, cheerleading, hockey and lacrosse have existed for generations, recent participants are practicing and competing at a much more demanding level than ever before. Athletes are bigger, stronger and faster. Cheerleaders perform much more acrobati

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