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Sleep, your teenager, & teenagers doing their best

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Regarding sleep, your teenager & teenagers doing their best, “they” say adolescents need 8 to 9 hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately, virtually all high schools start classes between 7:30 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., which means those that take a bus to school may catch that bus as early as 6:45 a.m. Figuring a minimum […]

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Your teenager’s homework & free time

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As summer ends, the management of your teenagers’ time and the completion of your teenager’s homework once school resumes often becomes a battleground of disagreement as to how their time is managed. A common belief teenagers hold is: “In order for me to have power, I must be in charge.” Wrong! Parents (and teachers) are […]

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Praise, self praise & learning

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Praise and self-praise promote learning. Praise from someone who cares about us is the most powerful reinforcement of behavior (See earlier article: Praise: A Powerful Parenting Tool). Self-praise is the most powerful form of praise. The two most powerful forms of influencing another’s behavior is to praise the behavior you wish to see and to […]

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