Category Archives: Becoming Responsible

  1. How to Deal with a Self-Absorbed Teen

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    July 31, 2017 by middleearthnj

    It is absolutely normal for teenagers to be self-centered. Adolescence is a time of rapid change, and being focused on …
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  2. Before They Go to College

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    July 17, 2017 by middleearthnj

    It is an exciting, heart-wrenching, and overwhelming time when you send your teen off to college for the first time! …
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  3. Helping Teens be Successful on their First Job

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    February 20, 2017 by middleearthnj

    A first job for a teen can be a really exciting and scary entry into the adult world! A job …
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  4. What NOT to Say When Talking to Teens About Their Future

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    October 3, 2016 by middleearthnj

    Most parents, teachers, coaches, relatives, and other loving adults want to encourage teens on a path to a good future. …
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  5. “Everyone else is doing it.”

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    August 29, 2016 by middleearthnj

    Every parent of a teen has heard or will hear these words at some point in time: “But everyone else …
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  6. Solutions to Parents’ Biggest Summer Gripes

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    July 5, 2016 by middleearthnj

    Summer break can be filled with new opportunities and lots of fun for many families. But summer also can exaggerate …
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  7. Great Summer Jobs for Youth

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    June 20, 2016 by middleearthnj

    A part-time job is an excellent and constructive use of teens’ free time during the summer break. The benefits of …
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