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How should you respond if your teenager’s behvaiour means you are unable to trust them anymore? This is a problem faced by most parents of teenagers at some point during their child’s adolescence. In the previous post, I discussed how important it is for parents to maintain their teenager’s trust. But trust is a two [...]

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How many of us would walk into a shop to purchase something without making sure we had a means to pay for it? When you go to buy something you make sure you have the means of providing payment, cash, credit card or some form of credit account with the store in question. Money is [...]

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There is a good reason that the stereotypical view of modern teenagers is they are lazy kids who just want to sleep in, play computer games, surf the net and hangout with their friends. The reason this view exists is because all around the world this is all parents see their teenagers doing. The image [...]

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This weekend was Father’s Day here in Australia. While the focus of Father’s Day is to honour and say thanks to dads for all they do, it got me thinking about exactly what it is we, as dads, do for our kids. More particularly, I am reminded about how important dads are for teenagers and [...]

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Lots of parents with teenagers find themselves in a bind. On the one hand they want, or need their teenager to contribute around the house and learn responsibility. On the other hand, they don’t want to have to nag or constantly argue with their teenager. Lots of parents think you can’t have one without the [...]

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Does your teenager lie to you? Research conducted by Dr Nancy Darling of Penn State University found that over 96% of teenagers tell lies.  Of 36 potential topics presented in the study, the average teen lies to their parents about 12 of them. Teens lie to their parents about drinking alcohol, drug use, what music [...]