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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Guide to Overcoming Test Anxiety for Teens


Most high school students take high-stakes tests during the spring months. The tests range from state academic assessments to college entrance examinations. Teenagers taking high-stakes tests can become extremely frustrated. Test anxiety affects many teenagers causing them to blank out, lose focus and have unnecessarily high levels of stress.

Below are 16 tips specifically for teenagers to overcome test anxiety:

The night before the test:
1.       Cut back on your after school activities.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Parents, Teach Your Children to Pause, Ponder and Protect Their Identity and Financial Future!

Guest post by:  Marilyn Prosch, Ph.D., CIPP
                                Associate Professor
                                W.P. Carey School of Business
                                Department of Information Systems
                                Privacy by Design Research Lab

As parents you may worry about your children losing their skateboards and bicycles, so you teach them to protect them, perhaps even lock them up.  You may also worry about your children losing their cell phones, iPods, or perhaps even a gift card; so you teach your kids to keep them close at hand. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Alcohol Awareness Month

Join Simple Parent Tips in Supporting Alcohol Awareness Month!

Drinking too much alcohol can lead to health problems, including alcohol poisoning, hangovers, and an increased risk of heart disease. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Simple Parent Tips encourages you to take this time to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of alcohol abuse.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

11 Reasons Why Empowerment Trumps Bullying


We have all read the articles, watched the news and viewed the videos on bullying. We all know bullying is a crisis in the United States. But -- what are we, as individuals, doing to stop bullying? One way we can stop bullying is through empowerment. Empowering our children, our families, our schools and our neighbors to stop bullying NOW.

Here are 11 reasons why empowerment trumps bullying: