Dealing with Pressure During the Teenage Years

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The teen years are a time of pressure, intense pressure. One of the difficulties with the pressure is the fact that teens are often trying to make other people happy and not even knowing their own identity. That puts them at risk for all sorts of problems. The pressure that arises during the teen years can’t be ignored, nor can it be underestimated. If you have a teen, make sure that you communicate with them. Let them know the stories and issues that are out there, and above all, make sure you take the time to speak with them.

 

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Teen Dating and Safety

Teen Dating and Safety

First dates can be a real problem and a real stressor for teens. Although most of us look back on them fondly, and the awkwardness is more or less joked upon, it is very serious for teenagers as they go through it. One of the things you should tell your teenage daughters, in particular, is that they should not be talked into anything they don’t want and they should have access either to a cell phone or a way to defend themselves if there is a problem. In other words, if there is someone they cannot trust, they have to make sure that there is the ability to get protection, if necessary.

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