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One of the newest problems faced on the roadways today is texting while driving. And since texting is somewhat of a new communication style, it is mostly happening among our teens. Teenagers get personal cell phones before getting a license to drive. Because texting is a natural form of communication for them, it is not surprising that they feel comfortable enough to text while they are behind the wheel.

So how does one stop this behavior? First of all, when giving teens their first cell phone, parents need to be clear about cell phone etiquette. For example, if someone is talking to you, it is rude to be texting someone else. If you are in class, it is rude to text over the teacher. If you are in a restaurant, it is rude to talk on the telephone as if you are the only person in the room. And finally, one should never, never, text while driving. This one needs to be repeated up until the time they get their license.

In fact, for new drivers, if their cell phone rings while they are driving, they need to be taught not to answer it. That is what voice mail is for. They need to be taught that if they are expecting an important phone call, the safe and responsible thing to do is to pull over either to a parking lot, or onto the shoulder of the road and take the call.

Cell phones are distracting. They can cause you to run red lights, forget to use turn signals, and not pay attention to a stopped car in front of you. In fact, many police officers equate cell phone car accidents to drunk driving. Reaction time is slower and you are not focused on the road and the traffic around you. For teens, this is even more dangerous because they do not have the years of experience behind them to compensate and make quick choices. If you are texting, you are not even watching the road; you are looking at your phone.

A texting while driving accident should cause one to loose his/her license for at least a year. Parents, educators, youth leaders, please help teach our teens to be more responsible with their cell phones.

Jan Sullivan
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Being an overweight teenager can be difficult. Not only are there potentially self-esteem issues which go along with being overweight, but as a teenager, one’s body is still growing in fundamental ways. Therefore, when one is trying to lose weight as a teenager, it can be much more difficult because this person needs to make sure that their bodies are still getting all of the fundamental nutrients that they need to properly grow. Going on a strict diet can be hard because it could deprive the body of essential vitamins and minerals, stunting growth and leading to serious health problems. Therefore, when a teenager is trying to lose weight, certain approaches should be used.

First, a doctor should be consulted. The doctor can let the teenager know what is healthy and what is not, making sure that they get enough of what they need to properly grow without causing health problems. This consultation can be rather important, making sure that the teenager is doing everything correctly.

After this, a teenager should enlist the support of their family. Only with help and encouragement will one be able to meet all of their goals and lose the weight they are seeking to lose. The family of a teenager will not only be able to motivate and encourage them, but can also make smarter shopping choices to help that person make healthier choices in their diet.

Self-motivation issues also need to be paid careful attention. Guilt is one feeling which needs to be avoided because guilt will only bring a person down more. Healthy weight is brought about through feelings of positive energy and motivation, which is not something which guilt will provide. Those feelings must be left behind.

Also, any teenager needs to be sure to have realistic goals. Losing weight will not happen rapidly, so any teenager must not get discouraged when they do not meet their goals as quickly as they would like to. Keeping a positive mindset will go a long way when it is paired with reasonable goals, making this an important step in losing the weight.

Daily exercise is also a must. Once a teenager starts weight loss for teens and begins to exercise daily, even if just in small amounts at first, they will begin to feel more energetic and start to accomplish more goals that they set for themselves. As their energy level goes up, so can the amount of activity which they do, which will eventually result in a much healthier lifestyle.

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How can we parent our kids and teens better? I think the answer lies in allowing our kids to have more choices, not fewer. We want to empower our kids and teens to make better choices for themselves, and this does not happen by wrapping them up in a cocoon. Here’s an example of something that hopefully will cause you to rethink some of your parenting strategies:

My mother and her sister were both given cigarettes at age six and eleven. Mum will not smoke now but her sister became a chain smoker from that experience. I think their father made a huge mistake, nevertheless he was trying to put them off smoking and knew no other way. Imagine if he had done what I have done with my teenagers:

I have always said to my kids, if you ever want to try out smoking, just let me know and we will sit down together so you can try one. Now, hear me out. This is my logic. The child who wants to try a cigarette will try one regardless of whether you agree or not. If you say no they will simply do it behind your back. That’s what kids do.

What if you were to let your child know that it is OK to want to try it out, but that you would prefer them to try it out in your presence? Doing this takes away the peer pressure that most kids face nowadays, leaving your child to make an educated choice without any pressure from anyone. Don’t you see the value in that?

The goal of parenting is to help your children learn to make great choices in life and when their friends are not pressuring them, they have the best chance to do this. Parents, you need to let your child know that it is OK to want to have a cigarette, but that they should bring their request to you. Believe me, this will save you from heart ache.

Parents need to control the environment as much as possible. I have three teenage boys and I have asked them to come to me should they ever wish to smoke a cigarette. I would then go out and buy the strongest available cigarette and watch them try smoking one.

I know it sounds weird but the safest place to try something like this is definitely with mum or dad. When you show your child or teenager that it is OK to want to try it, they will be less likely to go ahead with it. None of my boys have asked me to smoke with them yet and I have a funny feeling they won’t want to because I have empowered them in this area. It is no longer a big deal to them because I said they can try it out if they are curious.

The moral of the story? Try real hard not to forbid things that your child wants to do, rather channel them to do it in front of you so that you can supervise. Now that is great parenting of kids and teens.

Kim Patrick is a single mum with four children who lives on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. She is a parent coach, seminar speaker and author of the book “Get Your Child To Behave In 30 Days Or Less”.
Kim also created the “Sleeping Angels” CD series, aimed at facilitating a behavioral change in children while they are sleeping. Her web site is http://www.mychildcanbehave.com

Looking for popular teens magazines? Today, teen magazines have become more popular than ever. Millions of teen Americans are avid readers of these teen magazines because of the entertainment they provide. Here are some of the most popular teen magazines today:

Cicada Magazine

Cicada is a magazine made especially for teens and young adults that are aged 14 and up. It provides readers with high=quality creative works in fiction and poetry dealing with various growing up issues. This magazine is best for those who appreciate good writing. The stories and poems are written by adult and teen authors, which offer a new perspective about teenage life.

American Cheerleader Magazine

American Cheerleader is a must have magazine for cheerleaders. It provides information related to cheerleader training and health advice. With every issue of the magazine, you can find routines, stuns, tips during competition, beauty tips, advice on raising money, among many others. It has an estimated audience of more than 3 million across the nation as it is the one and only magazine today dedicated to cheerleading. This magazine is best for girls and guys between 12 to 20 years old who have a passion for cheerleading and is aspiring to become one.

J-14

J-14 is your typical teen magazine. You have the most common, but very interesting features such as teen gossip, fashion, quizzes, posters, hot couples and celebrities. J-14 is a comprehensive magazine that is filled with entertainment that teens and young adults are sure to appreciate.

Teen Graffiti Magazine

The main selling point of this magazine is that it provides teens the opportunity to publish their creative works and their opinions on the most important issues that affect their lives. These issues include family, love, community, smoking, and many others.

Junior Baseball Magazine

Who says teen magazines are just for girls? Baseball lovers aged 7 to 16, their parents and their coaches will definitely appreciate Junior Baseball Magazine. This magazine is packed with lots of tips and advice for players in order to improve their baseball performance – from hitting to pitching, throwing to fielding, and everything else in between. It also contains feature on information related to almost every aspect of a basketball game. Truly a must for sports and baseball-inclined young adults.

There are various popular teen magazines out there. These magazines are very useful as they help teens cope up with the challenges of young adulthood, and enjoy its many pleasures. If you want to save more on Popular Cheap Teen Magazines, consider getting yourself a subscription.

The Star-Ledger Continuous News Desk reported on Thursday, April 16, 2009, two New Jersey teenagers were arrested on charges of aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon, and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes after shooting a political campaign volunteer in the leg from an apartment window.

Wait a minute, was this man really shot? Was he taken to the hospital for his injuries? The answer is no, he was not injured at all, because the ‘weapon’ these teenagers used was an Airsoft-type toy gun that shoots soft plastic pellets. What happened to the days when 12-year-old kids were taught a healthy dose of respect for guns while learning fire arm safety with their Dad showing them how to shoot a .22 caliber rifle in a supervised environment? Are teenagers so different today that it is necessary to enact and enforce laws against toy guns as if they were real fire arms?

The problem that Airsoft guns create is much more complicated than the previous argument presented may suggest. It is true that Airsoft guns do not have the capability to inflict even as much injury as a teen throwing a rock, but Airsoft guns look like real guns. A teen using poor judgment could pull one out for chest pounding purposes during an altercation, and it could be mistaken for a real gun. It does not take much to envision this scenario ending in tragedy. First of all, the teen with the Airsoft gun may provoke another teen to pull out a real firearm. Also, what is a police officer supposed to do if someone reports teens chasing each other in public with what look like real fire arms? This can create a dangerous situation as was recently reported by the MI-Reporter.com.

Adequate parental supervision of teens with Airsoft guns would solve this problem outright. However we all know that teens tend to push the boundaries of parental supervision. Do there really need to be laws banning Airsoft guns, or does the law need to concern itself with public display of anything that replicates a fire arm?

Samantha Dunkin is a concerned parent of two boys who are avid airsoft players. When Samantha’s boys wanted their first airsoft guns she went into research mode. Now Sam is one of the leading advocates for airsoft safety among young people.

Nov. 7 (Bloomberg) — Patrice Washington, founder and CEO of “Seek Wisdom Find Wealth,” explains the best way to teach finance to teens. She speaks with Bloomberg’s Pimm Fox on “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)

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