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Internet Safety and CyberParenting

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June is Internet Safety Month and cyber-parenting is another aspect of parenting that we have to consider when raising teens today.

As if parenting wasn't challenging enough, now we have the added fun of technology and the digital world.

The Web offers a plethora of fun and educational things for kids to do, plus all the social networking that is huge for tweens and teens. But along with that comes plenty of places for danger. Just as parents need to talk to their kids about safety in the everyday real world, they also must discuss safety precautions related to the Internet, and make sure their kids get it. What can parents do? How do they start the conversation? It is important to cover the dangers – all of them – in age-appropriate language to help kids understand the dangers of giving away information online. Talk, Talk, Talk The most important thing parents can do is talk to their kids, tweens, and teens. Make sure they know the dangers that are prevalent online, whether sexual…

Summer Jobs for Teenagers

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Is your teen ready for a summer job?

Let's face it, not every family can afford the luxury of summer camps.  Some teens, no matter what financial background they come from, want to earn their own money.  This is fantastic!

There are many great summer opportunities for teen's today.  Here are a few to consider:

1.  Babysitter
2.  Server
3.  Busser or Dishwasher
4.  Camp Counselor
5.  Tutor
6.  Movie Attendant
7.  Lifeguard (must get certified - contact your local Red Cross)
8.  Pet Sitter (dog walker)
9.  Retail Work
10. Internships (specifically in a field your teen is interested in)