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How To Better Follow Curfews

 

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Nowadays, parents try to use curfews as a form of instilling discipline onto their children. Luckily, for some households, these curfews can be effortlessly executed. But for others, it can be quite a challenge.

Why Are Curfews Important?

Curfews are the designated time at which children have to be home. They may face repercussions if ever they violate it.

Curfews have existed before as a safety measure for people living in a dangerous area and to avoid violence or unfortunate experiences. Through time, curfews became a parenting strategy to teach kids discipline and responsibility, especially at night.

Some parents find it challenging to make their children follow curfew because of peer pressure or poor time management. Although there are valid reasons that can hold back a child from going home on time, parents cannot help but worry, especially when their children are still out past curfew.

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A Teacher’s Guide On Handling A Rebellious Teen

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The adolescent years are probably the most challenging phase in a teenager’s life. It is the time they’ll defy the wishes of authority figures, disrespect other people, and bully their peers. Some might feel anger, while others might be a little bit self-destructive. As a teacher, you have your fair share in dealing with these teenagers. So, what can you do to address their defiance? Here are some tips on how you can handle your rebellious students.

Enforce Consequences

Do not go easy on these people. Once you have established your classroom rules and regulations, make sure to stick to them and enforce various consequences upon violation. You must also not renege about the punishments that you are willing to give them. Once you do, they will call your bluff, and you will most likely lose your authority.

Focus On The Leader

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Best Gadget Control Apps For Your Children

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Kids nowadays always have the instinct to check their phones minute by minute. They believe that the tweets, DMs, and personal messages they receive are so crucial that replying to them cannot wait until the next morning. As a parent, you might want to incorporate several control apps to help enforce your gadget curfew plan for your children. With these apps, you will be able to track their device usage, limit the time they spend on these gadgets, and block unsafe apps.

FamilyTime

FamilyTime is an organized app that allows you to customize your gadget control strategy. This app has many features, such as the following:

  • Geofencing where it will send alerts to your mobile phone whenever that particular gadget enters and leaves its control area
  • Location tracking to monitor your child’s whereabouts
  • Internet filters where you can block or limit the time spent of your child on a specific app
  • Call and text monitor where you can check your

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Warning Signs That Your Child Is A School Bully

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Parents have a tendency to side with their children even if they go against the whole world. It is a parental instinct, and we all know that. No parent would want to see people condemning their child.

Aside from the protective instinct, parents would not readily admit that their child is a bully. But let us all think of what our child would become should this behavior continue. Before we think of the possible remedies for this, let us familiarize ourselves with the warning signs that your child is indeed becoming a school bully.

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Your Child Is Showing Behavioral Issues At Home

Observe if your child has been questioning your authority lately. He or she could be disregarding parental orders or simple chores around the house. Your kid may be hot-headed and easily frustrated all the time. It is mostly a problem with discipline. Ask yourself if you are becoming a little more lenient when it comes to …

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A Therapist’s Guide On Dealing With Your Bully

Bullying is a big problem, especially when you’re in school. They might abuse you physically by kicking, hitting, or pushing, or they might target your emotions by teasing, scaring, or calling names. Whatever method they use, there’s a significant possibility they’ll make you feel scared, hurt, or embarrassed. If you’re in this situation, what do you think is the best way to face this challenge? Here’s a therapists’ guide on dealing with your bullies.

Get A Buddy

If you want to avoid getting bullied, look for a buddy who can accompany you in your free time. He or she can walk with you on the hallways, and they can also be there on the way to school, during breaks, or the times you usually meet your bully.

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You can also lend a hand to someone getting bullied by being a buddy yourself. Should you experience these bullies hurting your said buddy, you can either stick up for them, ask the …

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Bullies Need Help Too

We all know that bullying is a bad thing. It is the act of intentionally hurting someone without a particular reason. The victims suffer not only on physical and emotional aspects but also are at risk with potential mental damage as well. It’s an awful thing that most young adults experience everywhere at school, online, and even at home. That explains the reason why bullies are to be blamed for their victims’ anxiety and depression, isolation, and self-destruction. However, psychology experts believe that bullies are also victims themselves. That their actions also depend on the variety of trauma they experienced once or twice in their lives.

Was It All About The Power?

Bullied individuals assume that bullies engage in the act because of power. That’s because bullies feel confident in doing something different in their lives; they deserve to be on top. With that, the process of hurting and damaging the weak becomes the easiest way to claim the spot. But in …

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2 Memory-Enhancing Tips For Forgetful Teenagers

The lame excuses that parents get from kids who always come late are enough to make you want to sign up for therapy. Say, when teenagers are supposed to be home by seven o’clock in the evening, and they fail to follow the curfew, the standard reply that you will get is “I’m sorry, I forgot.” If you ask why they have not called or texted their reason beforehand, you may hear them utter, “I did not think about it.”

Considering you no longer want to lose your temper over the forgetfulness of your teens, here are a couple of memory-enhancing tips you can recommend to them.

Sleep

If you think that two or three hours of sleep is enough for any person, think again. Even if someone who gets very little rest can be called as nocturnal already, you are still not a full-bloom night owl. Besides, owls sleep all morning since they do not have work or family or classes …

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Setting Curfews For Teens In New York

 

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Curfews establish the time that parents expect their teens to be back home during the evenings. It’s a great way for parents to keep their teens secure and to instill respect towards the rest of the family. When curfews didn’t use to be implemented appropriately, parents had trouble disciplining their teens. In fact, they would turn to the search the web for ‘therapists New York’ just so they can handle them.

Teenagers ages 14 to 16 are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics to be home between 8 and 9 o’clock on weeknights and between 10 and 11 o’clock during weekends. This may be adjusted or increased when the teenager enters his last year in high school. However, this is only a general rule. As parents, you can establish whatever curfew you find appropriate depending on the attitude of your teen and whatever suits the habits and morals of the family.

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Ways To Keep Family Intact When Teenage Child Has Mood Disorder

Not too long ago, there was news circulating in the neighborhood about a family wherein a 15-year-old girl kicked her mother in the stomach after getting scolded for talking back so much. As if that was not enough, the teenager proceeded to call the police, claiming that the mom was “beating her up.” There were no bruises at all, though, and even her other sisters attested that physical abuse did not happen anytime in their house. When the officers understood that the 15-year-old was undergoing psychological counseling for a mood disorder, they suggested to let the child spend the night at a close relative’s house to let everyone cool down.

That little stint of the troubled teenager might make her apologetic, but it could have traumatized her siblings already. After all, what kid wants to be questioned by the police in the middle of the night at home? Aside from that, the stress she subjected her mother too and the fact that …

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Parenting Hacks: How Does Setting Gadget Curfews Improve My Child’s Mental Health?

Teenagers, nowadays, are pretty much attached to their phones and other gadgets. They bring it when they travel, to the dining table while eating, and even in the bathroom for some music. For some parents, it might seem okay. However, without proper guidance and limitations, the overuse of gadgets may lead to addiction, and result in other mental health problems.

Gadget Addiction

In Australia, a longitudinal study was done to assess the impact of teenagers’ use of gadgets day and night, and its direct effect on mental health. The results concluded that too much mobile phone and gadget use had harmed the user’s mental wellness. Their mental wellness has deteriorated in such a way that self-esteem levels are low, the coping ability is not maximized, lack of sleep affects academic performance and intrapersonal performance, and there are larger tendencies to feel depressed.

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Given this, experts have informed different high school teachers about too much freedom concerning gadget use may also …

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