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Teen Advice Quiz Week Three

If I knew then what I know now… but would I have listened? Teen Advice is a plentiful as leaves on a tree, but I’m offering some advice… with a bit of a twist.

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Teen Advice Quiz Week 1

Typical advice, right? The question is, typical of whom? Is this something a gal would say, or would a guy say it? Would you most likely hear this from a teenager, or an octogenarian?

Test how savvy you are by taking this quiz! See if you can figure out who said what based on the attitude typical of their age.

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Teen Advice Quiz Week Two

Advice to Your 15 Year Old Self: Week 2 If I knew then what I know now… but would I have listened?  Teen Advice is a plentiful as leaves on a tree, but I’m offering some advice… with a bit of

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Supermom or Awesome Mom?

Supermom or Awesome Mom

I promise if you look closely at anyone who appears to be doing it all on her own, you’ll find “Supermom” actually has help…a husband, daycare, housekeeper, older siblings helping out younger siblings, relatives, secretary, a staff at work, a nanny, a virtual assistant, public transportation, food deliveries, restaurants, babysitters, dry cleaner, accountant, advisors, teachers, books, carpoolers…

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When Caffeine Becomes Creepy: 10 Surprise Sources

Caffeine, the wonder-addiction. Why do I say that? Because by slipping it into foods you consume, the company creates a need in you. You have to have more of the product to feel energized so you can compete at work

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Girls Who Look Like Daddy

The woman cooed, “You have your daddy’s eyes.” The child wrenched her chin away, planted her fists on her hips, and declared, “I don’t have my daddy’s eyes. These are my eyes! I don’t look like a boy.”

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The Parent-Teen Tango

This is why you must be in charge of the limits set for all aspects of her life… bedtime limits, homework limits, TV limits, social media limits, emotional limits, freedom limits, time limits, socializing limits, food and nutrition limits, sports limits, time alone in her room limits, shopping limits, relationship limits, etc.

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7 Tips On How To Pull Off A Presentation

Everything is a learning experience, including doing a presentation. If you can find a way to videotape yourself while you are presenting, you will find it invaluable when you look over it later. You will be able to see your strengths and your weaknesses, which side of the room you tend to look at, and how confident your overall performance appears.

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Talking To Teens: Conversation Starters and Stoppers

Begin with baby steps Make your talks short and sweet in the beginning. Chat for a moment or two, and then excuse yourself. If your teen wants to continue the conversation, he’ll follow you out of the room. If he doesn’t, he won’t feel any pressure. It will be a pleasant experience for both of you.

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8 Hours For Everything Else

But don’t stop there! Find ways to increase your activity at home. I asked the very creative members of CTRWA what they could do at their homes to increase their daily activity. Here’s some of what they came up with:

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