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10 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Teen

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Connect Online


No, it's not the same as having a real conversation, but times are a-changing so you might as well go with the flow. While you shouldn't ditch face-to-face convos completely, you might find your teen is more open when you wade into her digital world. Start off with a silly, one-sentence email. If your teen bites and engages in the back-and-forth banter, you can sneak in a question or two about her day that might get you an actual response.

Wary of technology? Even better. Ask your teen to show you how to email or text.

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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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