Teens And Tweens

Teens and Tweens


Four Communication ‘Hacks’ for Millennial Families

by Jenny Mathews, contributing writer  I remember many of the basic lessons taught in my USU Interpersonal Communication class: make eye contact, use feeling statements, pay attention to body language or non-verbal communications and be “present.” Since I took that...

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Improve Your Game: Supplements For Student Athletes

Improve Your Game: Supplements For Student Athletes

by Brian Anderson, owner, Complete Nutrition As a student participating in sports, you have a strict regimen of daily training sessions several months at a time. With so many other activities going on, plus schoolwork, it can be easy to choose vending machine snacks...

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Three T’s to Healthy Relationships in a Digital Age

Three T’s to Healthy Relationships in a Digital Age

by Kaleena Anderson, family life educator, Utah State University Extension IKR, BRB,  LOL, IDK. Ever feel lost in a digital world with new lingo, new rules and no instruction manual? Ever heard the old adage “the only constant is change?” Well, there is good news if...

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Tackling the Tough Talks

Tackling the Tough Talks

by Jenny Mathews, contributing writer How do you talk to your kids about the “tough” subjects, and when should you do it? While there is some education as to the basics of human anatomy and reproduction and the effects of alcohol and drug use, bullying and peer...

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Porn-Proofing Your Family

Porn-Proofing Your Family

by Jenny Mathews, contributing writer Let’s be honest, to REALLY “Porn-Proof” your family, you’d have to move them to the moon, leaving the Internet behind altogether. Pornography is everywhere online, and so is a growing wealth of research proving its dangers....

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An End To Bullying

An End To Bullying

The topic of bullying seems to be addressed often enough on a national level that we’re no longer shocked to hear it. But as soon as it reaches us on a personal level: A neighbor, relative or even our own child we quickly realize the detrimental effects it has on an...

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Five Tips for Finding the Perfect Prom Dress

Five Tips for Finding the Perfect Prom Dress

by Lorinda Field, owner Gown Town Prom is a memorable event in a young girl’s high school experience. Shopping for a prom dress with your daughter can be both exciting and stressful. Here are a few things you can keep in mind to help alleviate some of the stress from...

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Backpack Safety: Keep it in Balance

Backpack Safety: Keep it in Balance

by Tom Rees, DPT Mountain West Physical Therapy Backpacks are an important part of going back to school. They come in all sizes, colors and shapes. As practical as backpacks are, there is more to consider than just style and function when selecting one for your child....

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Teach Your Children Well

Teach Your Children Well

by David Shapiro Peak Investment Coaching In a recent survey of Generation Z (ages 13 to 22), 39 percent of teens and young adults said they expect to receive an inheritance and therefore don’t need to worry about saving for retirement. However, only 16 percent of Gen...

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Four Ways to Make Your 4th Meaningful

Four Ways to Make Your 4th Meaningful

by Raschelle Goodman Barbecues and baseball games, parties and parades, carnivals and concerts — it’s the fun summer holiday that we look forward to every year.  With all the excitement surrounding the Fourth of July, the meaning behind Independence Day often fades...

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Chore Wars

Chore Wars

by Hilary Anderson, Child and Family Support Center I recently had the opportunity to visit with a close relative. During the visit, this mother proceeded to direct her four-year-old daughter to put away her toys. This innocent child, who up until this point had a...

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The Parenting Tweensformation

The Parenting Tweensformation

by Jennifer Mathews Have you recently found yourself buying more sticks of deodorant than diapers? Washing more sweaty sports socks than burp cloths? Have the long days of chasing pitter-pattering feet been replaced by shuttling larger, stinky and very busy feet? If...

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