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Holiday Gift Exchanges and Returns
Gifts can be great, gifts can be good, gifts can be okay, and gifts can be bad. How do you handle those gifts you don't want or will never use? I suggest you take inventory and make a plan.
Homecoming Celebrations and Conversations
Homecoming is about much more than games, dates, dresses, dances, corsages and boutonnieres. These annual celebrations are about pride and commitment to your school. This is a time for you to celebrate your school and class, as well as get some inside information from alumni.
I Am Yoga Book Review
A sweet and short picture book for kids, tweens and teens that introduces and inspires the practice of yoga. I wish I would have read this book as a teen!
Invite Yourself to Your Teen's Social Media Life
Do you have a pre-teen or new teen that has asked to venture into the world of social media? If you gave them the answer of yes, don’t wait for an invitation to join them. Just do it. As unpopular as this may be to your teen, it's insurance they’ll have support with this new mode of communication.
Organize Your School Year
Here are some ideas to organize yourself for the school year and still find time for the fun stuff. Give yourself a great start to the year by creating a master schedule. This simple exercise will help keep your assignments and school related commitments in order.
Reading and Sharing Young Adult Books
Reading with your teen is a great way to spend time together and start conversations. It may also create an opportunity for questions. Don’t be afraid of boring or simple silly plots. If you haven't read a young adult book lately, you are in for a nice surprise.
Receiving and Giving Thanks
November is the month when many families acknowledge and celebrate Thanksgiving. However, giving thanks shouldn’t be assigned to one specific day or month. Also, the things we thank others for shouldn’t always be just the things that we can see and touch.
Spend Some Time At The Library This Summer
Summer vacation is approaching quickly and your mind may be on pools, beaches and barbecues. I’m pretty sure the last thing on your mind is libraries and books. I promise you there are no book reports or quizzes in this article. Just a few ideas about what you can to do at your library this summer.
Teen Dog Graphic Novel Review
In Jake Lawrence's graphic novel, you won't find superheroes fighting for the good of mankind, or villains with dastardly plans to destroy the planet. Instead, you will find stories of teenage angst, love, loss, and triumph. It just so happens that a few of the teenagers are dogs.
Teens and New Smartphones
Did the holiday season bring you a smartphone? If so, you now hold a new and exciting burst of independence in your hands. Let's talk about the responsibilities and possibilities that come with your new phone.
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