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Teens in the News: DIMDD

Teens in the News-DIMDD Teens in the news are Dangerous, In Danger, Missing, Dying or Dead. This is what you find in the media regarding teens in the news. Don´t take my word for it, Google ¨Teens¨ and see what you get. I´m on a mission to shift the common perspective on teenagers that our media presents to the public. This …

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Inner Peace and Parenting Teens? Yeah, right!

Remember inner peace? Remember feeling calm and serenity? That was a long time ago. Now you have a teenager, maybe more than one. Are you craving some serenity or a moment of tranquility? If you are convinced that inner peace and parenting teens are mutually exclusive, then I’ve got great news for you. The peace train has arrived and your teen doesn’t need to do anything. ¨Yeah right!¨ …

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How to Set Limits with Your Teen

Set Limits with Your Teen

Do you need to set limits with your teen? Do shivers run down your spine every time you think about it? Do you quietly wish and pray that you never have to set limits; that somehow your teen will suddenly start following the rules? Most parents agree,  it’s a real challenge to set limits with your teenager day in and day out, but …

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Schools Out for Summer

School’s out for summer, school’s out forever. Alice Cooper sang these words in 1972 as I, along with the crowd in Kalamazoo, MI shouted along with him, “School’s out for summer!” This song is the musical version of a thundering herd of teenagers crashing through the school’s front door and into the sunlit summer streets with the voice of freedom ringing …

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Anxiety and Depression

Do you know if your teen is having problems with anxiety and depression? Teens often go for months or even years concealing their true feelings. They don’t want you to think that they cannot handle their lives. Most parents don’t know what is going on in their teen’s world, much less what is going on with their mental health. It …

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Are You Talking with Your Teen about Sex?

Are you talking with your teen about sex? You know it’s important, but where do you start? You know your teen is talking about sex with their friends and if they are fortunate to have a grownup they can talk to about sex; they are talking with them, too.  In fact, you may be the only person your teen is …

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Hassle Free Homework in 5 Easy Steps

Homework has been a front-line battleground in families since I was in elementary school. And this was when we needed to rub two sticks together to get the horse and buggy started. Homework was no fun then and it is no fun now. Today’s students have 2-4 hours of homework every night!!! This is not an exaggeration. If they were adults …

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Welcome to Imagination Beyond Limits

Welcomes  to Ray Erickson and Imagination Beyond Limits Home Page. Hello, my name is Ray Erickson and this is where I will be sharing my musings on life, love, family, teens, God and who know what else that creeps into my mind. I hope to enlighten, motivate, entertain and engage you directly in lively and animated discussions about family, friendship, loving, sharing, …

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