Tag Archives: high school

How to help your teen make big decisions

“I need to decide what to do after high school!” This is the big topic of conversation in my house these days. It seems to be a cruel joke of nature that as teenagers approach one of the first big … Continue reading

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Parenting is key to help teens navigate high school

If you’ve got kids, the first day of school was probably pretty emotional for everyone…parents and kids alike and it really doesn’t matter what grade they are entering.  But, if you have a teen starting high school, then you know “those … Continue reading

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How do teens feel about starting high school? Hear their voice…

A wise person recently told me that “our very own high school experiences will affect how our kids are feeling about starting high school… and that we should try and allow them to have their own experiences”. These words really … Continue reading

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Your teen just finished their first day of grade 9!

Does it ever feel like you’re talking to yourself when your trying to have a conversation with your teen?? “You finished your first day of grade 9! Tell me all about it.”

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Teenage Wasteland

This is the last post in a three-part series about substance use and misuse in the teen years. Teenage Wasteland might be a memorable song lyric by The Who…but teens getting wasted – is it really no big deal or should … Continue reading

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