According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 are far more likely to be involved in traffic accidents than drivers who are over the age of 20. While it’s too ominous to say that your teenage driver will be in an accident at some point, you should still teach them how to drive safely and what they should do if they are ever in an accident.
When it comes to moods and emotions, young children can be all over the map. Partly this is due to their age and that they are still learning how to manage their emotions and partly this is due to their lack of real understanding of what their “normal” is. Parents who are in tune with their kids can often pinpoint quickly what the culprit is when their mood changes suddenly. It could be something as simple as needing a nap or having consumed too much sugar, both of which are fairly quickly remedied. In other cases, however, their moodiness may have a more serious cause. Here are 4 reasons why your child might be “in a mood” more often.
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Whether or not your child enjoys school or is struggling with some subjects, exam time is nearly always stressful, especially during preparation for ACTs/SATs, the results of which could determine what candidates will be doing for the next few years. It is important for parents to ensure they help children relieve stress and focus on what is important, by gently making a few suggestions that their children will find useful rather than burdensome.
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It is easy to create Easter baskets when your kids are little, but what happens when they become teenagers? They probably aren’t going to want the traditional Easter basket they got as a kid. Teenagers are not easy to buy for, but these ideas are perfect for your teen’s Easter basket.
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Social media seems to be a way of life for many of today’s tweens. Between Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat, tweens can spend hours a day connecting with friends on these social media sites. While this is all fine and dandy, parents should have social media guidelines in place for tweens to follow.