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Raising Teens


We can all remember a time when our children were little and our days were spent laughing, learning and playing together. Often we wonder where those happy carefree days went. And then we wake up and realize that we have teens in our homes. Parenting teenagers is very different than when our children were little. We need to step lightly in what we say and how we say it. Those teens can be so moody and difficult. We don’t believe that parenting teenagers should be so difficult. With communication and help from our families and friends it could be a happy time. Our team works hard to supply relevant information to parents and care givers of teens. The teen years is full of uncertainty, fear, angst to fit in and get the girl or boy. Not only is it a difficult time for teens, it is also challenging for parents as they try to keep up with latest trends, raging hormones, school and peer pressure. It is also a magical time when your child is growing and maturing on their way to becoming a self sustaining adult. It is bitter-sweet when we as parents want to hold on to our babies, but must try and acknowledge and respect the young adult our child is becomming. We will give ideas about communicating better with your teen, adeas of activities you can do together to nurture a positive relationship and ways to help cope with the general stress of our time. We are excited to bring this publication to you and we look forward to having a relationship with you for a long time to come. Please visit us on the web at : www.RaisingTeensCT.com. Please leave your comments and thoughts and you may even see them published in the magazine!

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Karen Cipolla KCipolla@RaisingTeensCT.com

Managing Editor

Paul Cipolla PCipolla@RaisingTeensCT.com

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Distribution and readership: Print distribution: 6000 monthly print magazinesDigital magazine distribution: 1500quarterlyTotal estimated readership: approximately 15000 peopleServing communities in Litchfield, Fairfield and New haven counties. Print magazine distributes through 200 local storefront locations where people mix and shop. Submittals Readers are invited to submit articles, news and information that they would like to share with eh community. Include photos when applicable. Submitted articles for publication are not paid. The publisher/editors reserve the right to edit any submittal for style or length, and to determine at their sole discretion when, or whether any submittal is published. Comments are welcome Disclaimer The purpose of this magazine is to provide articles and tips about numerous topics relating to childcare and parenting, as well as sell space for the display of commercial advertising. The publishers/ editors do not assume responsibility for the opinions of the authors of articles, nor recommend or endorse or imply recommendation or endorsement for any product or service advertised herein.


Insurance Policies for Teens by Ricky Hussey

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fter getting a license when your child has just passed the age of 18, another worry is to get car insurance for your teen because auto insurance for teens can differ considerably in price and these auto insurance are intended to protect your child particularly during the time of various problems.

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nternet is the easiest way to get cheap auto insurance for your teen, It saves speed and time simultaneously, we can compare different policies without going to offices. Due to lack of driving experience insurance companies consider teens a high risk, therefore their premium rates are much costlier than that of an adult’s premium rates.

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o get affordable auto insurance policy for your teen driver you must remember a few things; a clean driving record is the first important thing that teens should understand, that means there should be no traffic violations and no accidents. Lower premiums will be rewarded to you if you drive safely. Cars must have advance safety features which prevent him from accidents. Avoid vehicle that are ranked in the high hazardous prone class.

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n many states of USA and some states of Canada different licensing laws are made to be followed which restricts the new learner in a certain limit that his license will allow him to do. Learning license might be issued by them which are represented by the letter L (for learner) at the back. These learners are restricted from driving during the night time

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and other restrictions are also imposed on them such as a 0 alcohol lenience restriction. They have to give an extra test to eliminate the tag of new driver from their license or to get the regular license.

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n order to get the affordable auto insurance or to decrease the price of premiums, you should get the policy named as a stand alone policy from the agency which will help your teenager to be responsible for his own insurance. Why insurance companies are demanding higher rates for teen driver is shown by statistics. These statistics show that an 18 year old learner is 15 times at higher risk to meet with an accident than an adult in the ages of 31 to 60. Teaching the responsibilities is the best thing by which you can make your teenager to be responsible towards his driving. Having them to pay at least a part of their insurance premiums on their own helps to increase their responsibility. Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com ABOUT THE AUTHOR http://www.onlineautoinsurance.com is a leading cheap car insurance source. Click for more information best rated auto insuranc and other informative topics.


Monthly Horoscope By eAstrolog.com

Aries

Libra

Taurus

Scorpio

Appeal to cold reason more often and try to look at things through the other’s eyes too!

Don’t miss good opportunities! If you don’t take risks, you can’t win.

Gemini

Sagittarius

Avoid final relational decisions! Don’t close all doors, because you might have to reconsider the situation later.

Mobilize yourself! Dare for more professionally, and you’ll definitely be successful.

Don’t buy new clothes and jewelry. You’d better clean and fix the old ones. Do more exercise, have more diets and beauty care!

Don’t push your limits! Have a healthy and balanced life, at least for the next 6 or 7 weeks

Cancer

Don’t rely on somebody else’s promises to support you! Have back-up plans in case they change their mind!

A stitch in time saves nine! Next month will be rather busy.

Aquarius

Leo

If you want to buy something for the house, make sure you don’t pay more than it’s worth!

Virgo

Capricorn

Don’t make compromises to succeed, because you’ll regret it later!

Pisces

Try not to say more than necessary and don’t rush to decisions!

Sometimes opportunities just pop up out of the blue. Stay alert not to miss them!

Our editoral content includes puzzles, cartoons, and advice columns as well as up to date parenting articles and tips about how to raise a happy healthy teenager. It is our goal to give what help we can to the parents struggling to balance their family, aging parents and work successfully.


Parenting: Thought You Were Finished By Pamela D. Wilson

ost of us were raised by our parents. Some of us go on to be parents ourselves. But what happens when the parents who raised us need parenting?

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his phenomenon which I will call reparenting is occurring more and more today. Since none of us plan to get old and need help what happens whether we like it or not is that we get old and we need help. Many of us have not made wills, powers of attorney, estate plans, and health directives. Many of us do not think about this until the inevitable, a health emergency occurs. Why plan ahead when we can always act in crises later? Why not put off what we can do another day?

things for them when they cannot. And the time is approaching sooner that anyone would like. Questions like where do you want to live when the other passes away? What financial resources are available to pay for care? Monthly budgets, prescription costs and the list goes on.

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he truth is that planning ahead is better. It is less stressful and we feel less inclined to make a bad decision because of pressure to make a decision. Sure, we children do not want to talk about what happens when our parents age so we talk amongst ourselves and keep our parents out of the discussion. Our parents do not want to talk about it either, maybe. You might be surprised to know that some of your parents are hoping and waiting for you to bring up the subject. They just do not want to burden you with their upcoming changes in life.

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y in-laws were actually relived and willing to have a discussion when my husband and I went to visit them a month ago. Because of my profession I kept telling my husband to bring up the subject with his parents. They could not have been more ready to talk. While probably more prepared than most, they will need someone to handle

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e-parenting. Doing the things our parents taught us to do when we were young about preparing for growing up and preparing for life. But now we are doing it for them to prepare for the latter years of their life. Afraid to bring up the conversation? Give them a copy of this article and perhaps the conversation will develop naturally. Article Source: plan-828.html

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About the Author Pamela Dombrowski-Wilson is an author and owner of In Home and Family Services, Inc. a counseling and direct care company serving older adults and their family members. Visit http://www. inhomeandfamily.com or http://www.pameladwilson.com for more information


How to Design Teen Rooms

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een rooms are the bane of mothers everywhere. It’s not like when they were younger. Those days, if their rooms were messy you could shout at them and get them to clean up, and barring that you could go in and do a good job yourself. But when it comes to teens and their rooms you’re dealing with a whole different kettle of fish. True, you could go ask them to clean up their rooms. And true, you could shout at them a little if you wanted to, and go and clean the room yourself. However that’s when all hell breaks loose. Teen rooms are sacred places and not to be entered lightly. Woe betides the person who even dares to move one inch of that grungy mess on the carpet. It was there for a reason and you had no right to move it. At least that will the argument of most teens, and you being the patient, caring mother that you are will just roll your eyes and tell them that the whole pizza and day-old shirt thing just don’t go well together and you were just rescuing them from the wrath of the walking pizza slice.

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Now this then is where you come to your next problem. Since teens are notoriously different when it comes to their rooms, you might find that your teen rooms are decorated quite differently to what you expected and what you would have done in the first place. This is where a comprise should be struck, if your teen wants black for his room, then say you want something else that will offset the black. Be prepared to give a little on your ideas, no matter how ridiculous their ideas might seem. After all you’re only a teen once and you will look back and think with fond horror on what bad taste you had. As a parent it’s your duty to give them these moments in their lives upon which they can look back on with due horror, and ban their kids from doing the same to their own teen rooms. Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com

Your teen will in turn roll their eyes and protest loudly, that no it wasn’t about to grow legs and walk off on its own, and if it was then wouldn’t that be a great science project. You keep cleaning and they keep putting things back. End of story, and you’re basically right back at square one. One way that you could of course deal with this catastrophe though is to redecorate. Teen rooms might be sanctities of peace for them, but even they would like it if you could give their rooms a great makeover. That’s not to say that the room will be any cleaner once you’ve finished and they’ve moved back in, but at least you’ll get to see the inside of the room long enough to tide you over for the next few years. That is unless you’re thinking of redoing their rooms every year.

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