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Here are the top ten articles for the Teen Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. 101 Things for Teens to Do
Bored? Try out this teen-centered list of things to do this summer.
2. Gratitude Sharing For Teens and Parents
Gratitude has no age limit. When teens and parents share their gratitude lists, they will learn more about each other and also the things that are truly important to them. They might also be surprised about the gratitudes they both share.††
3. Receiving and Giving Thanks
November is the month when many families acknowledge and celebrate Thanksgiving. However, giving thanks shouldnít be assigned to one specific day or month. Also, the things we thank others for shouldnít always be just the things that we can see and touch.
4. 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. Donít 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.
5. Giving and Receiving Help
Whether we are teens or parents, there are times when we all need help. Although the holidays are not the only time we should give or ask for help, itís a time when our to-do lists can be longer and stress levels can be higher. Giving and receiving help is a gratitude we can share.
6. Gossip Can Be A Gremlin
Our personal lives and friendships need to be protected from misspoken or malicious words. Gossip is like a tiny mischievous creature waiting to disrupt our lives, and destroy our friendships. While we canít control the words of others, we can control our own words and avert the gossip gremlin.
7. Halloween and Being Thirteen
Halloween is the time for things like pumpkins, witches, ghosts, and of course, trick or treat. Wait, youíre a teenager now. Isnít all that spookiness and candy collecting just for kids? Donít fret ó these ideas will let you keep the title of teen, and have a fun Halloween.
8. 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, donít wait for an invitation to join them. Just do it. As unpopular as this may be to your teen, it's insurance theyíll have support with this new mode of communication.
9. Teens and The Holiday Table
Does your family have a ďKidís TableĒ for holiday dinners? After finally reaching the status of being a teen, itís not uncommon to find yourself in a dilemma as to which seat you will choose. Make your table decision using your heart, and not your age.
10. How To Get Community Service Hours
Like many high schoolers, you're required to do a certain amount of community service hours before you graduate. Here are some ideas on where you can go and what you can do to get them.
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