About Keeping Up With Teenager Fashions

The teenagers of today not only have to keep up with the pressures of their lifestyles, such as demands for them to be singing, dancing and academic whiz kids, but also to maintain a fashion image that meets or goes beyond that of their peers! Going online is a great way to view what is happening in the Boutique world. Browse the latest stunning clothes from classy dresses to outright fashion statements. Teenagers need a time out, to relax and be encouraged to wear what makes them feel comfortable when with their friends. Whether dressed to kill or cool casual, as a teenager, you want that feeling of growing up and the clothes to match.

Being a teenager, could in various ways be compared to living between two different worlds; grownups and kids! You have your own ways and means of communicating, your own jokes and sometimes complex behavior patterns that leave most other age groups, especially parents, bothered and bewildered. However, the main thing is that you feel good abo

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Does Bullying Lead to Self Harm?

Bullying is a challenging and on-going aspect of life which anyone from children, adults and teenagers can experience. Forms of bullying have also evolved throughout the years with fewer limits to the ways in which an individual can be bullied, including the internet and mobile phones. Escaping from this problem has become increasingly difficult. That being said, there is evidence to suggest that bullying particularly aimed at children and teenagers can lead to self harm. Bullying can lead to depression, a known precursor to self harming or it can exacerbate already tense emotions an individual is feeling. Recent cases and statistics show a link between self harm awareness and bullying and how accurate this relationship is.

So what is bullying? There are many definitions, and common factors include: Using aggression or strength to intimidate or harass someone on repeated occasions. Now comes the question, how does this lead to and increase risks of self harm? Self harm can be

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Suicide and the Cyberbully

It used to be that bullying meant having your lunch taken or a bloody nose after school. Today, however, bullying has gone high tech. “Cyberbullying” is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another minor using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones. With their identities hidden behind computer screens, cyberbullies can be harder to catch, and sometimes even bolder, than their playground predecessors. Sadly children have even killed themselves after falling victim to cyberbullying. Just recently, criminal charges were levied against several teens in the well-publicized case of 15 year old Phoebe Prince of South Hadley, Massachusetts. The youth committed suicide in January after enduring relentless bullying – “cyber” and otherwise – from her classmates.

Researchers from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) report that about

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Youth Sport Teams Opting to Stay in Vacation Homes Vs Hotels

Youth sport tournaments are popular in most large US cities. Sports teams on the go now include everything from soccer to softball, volleyball to cheerleading. Team leaders and organizers often face the challenge of where to house their team. Unless reservations are made far in advance, hotels and motels are almost always booked. They also lack the youth-friendly accommodations that these events need for kids and teens to feel at home. All the more reason why youth sport organizers increasingly choose vacation homes for their teams to stay for any away activities, competitions and tournaments.

Close Proximity to Tournament Venues

Vacation homes are often just as conveniently located to tournament and sports venues as hotels and motels. For kids, teens and event leaders/organizers, being just minutes away from where events are held can be a key factor. Such homes are not only close to arenas, ball parks and convention centers, but they’re also ver

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When a Child Doesn’t Remember What He Reads!

Do you find that your child or teenager fails to retain information in the book or textbook chapter? Do you hear them say “I can’t remember what was said” a lot? If so, your child could have an issue with understanding or reading comprehension. Parents are usually puzzled. They know that the child can read! And they hear them do that out loud all the time. The problem arises when the kid cannot answer any comprehension questions or retell the plot of the book.

Why does that happen?

The child fails to comprehend the text and tries very hard to remember the exact words on the page. Very quickly, the brain gets overwhelmed, reaches capacity and stops taking in any new words. The child’s brain can only hold about seven words at a time. Unless they process or understand these words, the brain has no extra “space”. As a result, the part of the brain responsible for comprehension completely shuts off.

In the meantime, the left part o

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All Author Interviews Award-Winning Children’s Author, Donna McDine

Author Donna McDine grew up in Rockland County, New York and has lived in several different towns within the County, such as Congers, Suffern and currently Tappan. As she was growing up she had the desire to become a reporter someday, but for one reason or another, she did not explore becoming a reporter. The characters of Dee and Deb Off They Go Kindergarten First Day Jitters are based on real-life events of Donna and her fraternal twin sister, Debbie. Powder Monkey is her second historical fiction book and the character Tommy Kitt is purely fictional. The author describes her journey as a writer as exhilarating, educational, engaging, roller-coaster and eye-opening.

What readers are saying about McDine’s children’s books…

“The Golden Pathway is a tale of compassion and courage. This book earns the Children’s Literary Classics Seal of Approval, a designation reserved for those books which uphold the rigorous criteria set forth by

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The Amish Way of Helping Troubled Teens

The Amish people have their own unique beliefs and unique way of handling troubled teens. Amish troubled teens are taught the benefits of hard work, the importance of finishing tasks and assume responsibility at a young age.   Work cures all is the basis of the Amish remedy for troubled teens.

The Amish are a group of Anabaptist Christians who believe in simple communal living and hard work. Their religion is based on coming to individual conclusions based on the Bible. Self sufficiency, discipline and hard work are the main principles of the Amish way of life. Amish teenagers live within the Amish social circle and learn to become well adjusted adolescents and adults. However, with the inroads made by the outside world into the Amish way of life, it is not unusual to find troubled Amish teenagers who have negative habits and behavior.

As prosperity increases and Amish youth work outside the community, Amish parents are unable to exercise control over them. O

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Problems Facing Teens Today

Teen problems are growing. If you think that being a teen today is the same as it was when you were in their shoes, you are probably mistaken. Now, listen to yourself say how strict and how hard life was when you where young. But, you need to realize that teens today face huge, life threatening decisions just about ever day. What they face has a lot to do with where they grow up. Yet do not be fooled into thinking that your child is safe.

In the normal course of your teen’s day, he or she may face any of these things; one or more of them.

Drugs. Think that drugs are simple like they used to be? They are not. Kids today are not just smoking the easy stuff. They are into crack or other strong and deadly drugs.

Sex. Not only are they exposed to it on the television, but they are encouraged by others. They may be engaging in sexual acts that you have never heard of. They may be doing it unprotected as well. At school, a

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Why Do Kids Become Addicted to Video Games?

Video games are quickly becoming an epidemic in this generation. Young children are being introduced to it from the moment they learn to push buttons. Kids and teens are constantly targeted for gaming advertisements everywhere they go. Worse yet, adults are sacrificing their lives for a fabricated reality, to escape the real world where making choices can be overwhelming and demanding. Millions are choosing this life, and are suffering the dire consequences.

First, I want to answer the question: why do people become addicted to video games?

1. Boredom

This is a huge factor. If you do not have a plan to keep your kids active during their free time, video games can easily consume countless hours of their attention. It is almost human nature to default to the least challenging functions in life. For example, reading a book requires focus, and patience- it forces you outside of your perspective and way of thinking and introduces new possibilities. Playing video game

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Teenage Alcoholism and Teenage Drug Abuse: The Trust Fund Baby Crisis

Are you killing your kid with kindness? If you are parents that are enablers that have set up a trust fund for your kid, think twice about your action. As a psychiatrist that specializes in addiction, I am exposed a lot to the “trust fund baby crisis”. In other words, I treat young people who fund their drug and alcohol use with the money YOU are supplying them. Trust funds perpetuate teenage alcoholism and teenage drug abuse.

Trust funds are a form of “enabling”. They often prevent a teen from becoming a self-sufficient, independent young adult. Families set up trust funds because they want to make things “easier” for their children compared to how they grew up. BIG MISTAKE!

Trust funds are the fastest way to drive your teen toward dependence and laziness. Trust funds are crippling and often plant the seeds for developing addiction. Addiction combined with a lot of money can be lethal. Trust funds disable your teen by interfering wi

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