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Your Kids and Money - Teach them today or live with them tomorrow
Are you concerned about your kids moving back home after college because they’re in debt up to their eyeballs? You should be! There’s talk that more kids leave college these days for financial reasons than academic reasons. Even the ones that do graduate often large amounts of credit card debt and school loans following them into their new careers. Luckily, this situation is completely preventable. read more

Balancing Youth Sports and Family Life
Raising sports active kids is difficult, perhaps more today than ever before. Parents feel pressure to help their kids succeed. They want to keep up with other parents in an increasingly winner-take-all society. Too often, parents just like you feel that if they don't do everything for their child, they are bad parents. read more

Parents: Have You Forgiven Yourself?
Do you allow your children to blame you for their current problems? Do you feel responsible for the choices they are making? Perhaps it is time to consider forgiving yourself for not being a perfect parent. From the time my first child was born, I wanted to be a wonderful parent. I read book after book on parenting and tried to learn all I could about being a great parent. read more

Warning Signs of Teen Drug Use
Schools out for Summer and it's prime time for teen drug use. Raising a teenager is a difficult task. There are many things to worry about, and one subject many parents are concerned about is teen drug abuse. Parents who discover that their teens are drinking or using drugs are often not surprised, as they noticed many changes in their teenager. The difficulty is in telling which changes in behavior mean your teen is using drugs, and which are just the normal result of teenage hormones. These can also be signs that your child is ill. read more

Teenage Pregnancy
Is teen pregnancy an issue in your community? If you think it can happen in your family find out about a smart plan to confront it. Hundreds of thousands of teens nationwide are expected to participate in the annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy taking place on May 3, 2006 (and thereafter for several weeks). It is equally important to talk to boys and girls about preventing teen pregnancy. Sex has consequences for both a boy and a girl – both emotional and physical. read more

Stress Management for Kids
Many children suffer from various forms of stress and this article provides insights on how parents can help their child during these periods. Their stress can cause them to have nightmares and to lose their self-confidence. read more

Are Computers Harming Our Children?
More and more parents are becoming concerned about the amount of time their children are spending on computers. Kids are playing computer games, researching their homework and chatting to friends on their computers. read more


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Parenting Teens - This site offers chat, discussion forums, Q&A areas and book reviews for those seeking help in parenting teenagers.

Parent-Teen - Resource for parents of preteens and teens, with information on adolescence, parenting, education, college planning, physical and emotional health, driving and humor.

Aspen Education Group - Aspen provides educational programs for troubled youth and their families. Our unique programs promote academic and personal growth for individuals ages 11-18+.

Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI) - Seeks to protect and expand the reproductive choices of all young women and men through research, policy analysis, and public education. Site offers the latest statistics on teenage sexual behavior and pregnancy, as well as recent policy papers. Also provides access to journal articles on all topics related to women's reproductive health, including teenage pregnancy.

Boarding School Reviews - Detailed profiles and student reviews of boarding schools in the USA. This site is for parents considering a boarding school for their teenager. Education takes on a broad meaning at boarding schools. Boarding schools recognize this - they often have an explicit mission to not only educate students in the classroom, but to also help them become better-rounded individuals.

Child Trends, Inc. - A nonprofit research organization focusing on children, youth, and families. Site includes statistics, graphs, and tables of recent data, as well as access to current research projects and abstracts of recent

Child Welfare League of America - An association of nonprofit agencies devoted to promoting the well-being of children and their families. Site contains state-by-state statistics on children's health, including teenage pregnancy rates.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy - Seeks to prevent teen pregnancy by promoting values and actions that to encourage a pregnancy-free adolescence. Site features facts and statistics, tips for parents and teens, reading lists, the Campaign's publications, and a section devoted specifically to teens.

National Family Planning and Reproductive Health Association (NFPRHA) - Works to assure access to voluntary family planning and reproductive health services for all. Site contains fact sheets on topics such as the reported decline in teenage pregnancy between specific years.

National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention (NOAPP) - Provides leadership, education, training, information and advocacy resources and support to practitioners in adolescent pregnancy, parenting, and prevention. Site contains information on ordering newsletters addressing topics such as violence and teenage pregnancy. Also lists information on national educational events.

Planned Parenthood -Planned Parenthood believes in the fundamental right of each individual, throughout the world, to manage his or her fertility. Planned Parenthood believes that every individual must have access to the good information---several resources exist to help teens make vital decisions in their lives.

Parenting Teens - This site offers chat, discussion forums, Q&A areas and book reviews for those seeking help in parenting teenagers.

Population Council - Seeks to improve the wellbeing and reproductive health of current and future generations around the world. Site provides information on the organization's programs and research as well as access to its publications. Focus on international issues.

Teen Drug Abuse - Information and resources for Parents about the teen drug abuse problem in America.

National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy - National Campaign to improve the well-being of children, youth, and families by reducing teen pregnancy.

Teenagers Today - This site offers support from a community of parents of teenagers, feature articles, products, and an ability to nominate the Parent of the Year.


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