Teen Acne: What Parents Need To Know
Mar19

Teen Acne: What Parents Need To Know

Image via Wikipedia As a parent, acne is a problem which rarely, if ever, crosses your mind anymore. But if you have teenage kids, it’s something you definitely should be thinking about… Some adults brush it off as just being a normal part of growing up. Well normal or not, that doesn’t lessen the emotional pain acne can cause a child. In hindsight, most adults would agree the teen years are some of the most arduous,...

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When Should I Allow My Kid to Start Dating?
Feb10

When Should I Allow My Kid to Start Dating?

When Should I Allow My Kid to Start Dating? My 11 year old daughter doesn’t know this yet, but she will not be allowed to date until the United States government says I no longer have the lawful right to control her every breath. (Which is usually around 18.) By then , I hope to have brainwashed her into thinking she has to obey my every command until death do us part. For the rest of you sane parents, the following advice...

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How can I tell if my teen is using drugs or alcohol?
Feb07

How can I tell if my teen is using drugs or alcohol?

How can I tell if my teen is using drugs or alcohol? Chances are, if you’re asking this question, you are already suspicious that your child may be using drugs or alcohol. If you are suspicious, then it is highly likely that you are correct. Parents have very good intuition. The only problem with parental intuition is that parents often try to dismiss or rationalize their concerns. The old saying goes, the proof is in the...

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Nebraska Lawmakers Revamp Safe Haven Law

A Nebraska law that allowed parents to dump kids of any age on the state has been abused. The law was meant to protect newborns from being dumped in trash bins or worse. However, they did not set an age limit. The Nebraska Legislature on Friday revised a safe haven law permitting parents to hand children up to age 18 over to state custody without prosecution. The new law limits the age to infants up to 30 days old. The bill is...

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Teen Parent

I was a teen parent. I am not talking here about parenting teenagers, although I have done that; I am talking about being a teenager when I gave birth to my first child. I was sixteen years old when my daughter was born. My daughter’s dad and I never got married; as a matter of fact when my mother found out that I was pregnant she forbade me from seeing him again. I have always thought that trying to forbid me from seeing...

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Raising a Blond Teenager Can Be Entertaining
Sep16

Raising a Blond Teenager Can Be Entertaining

Raising a Blond Teenager can be Entertaining I was once again reminded of a Blond Teenager Moment from my 14 year old Step Daughter. I have to bring this story back into play because it was a classic. This was two summers ago, my step daughter is a bit older now but the Blondness rears itself more than we would like to admit. Being a stay at home dad does have it’s moments. Some of the better ones are the Blond Moments of Kara. My...

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