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Why Are Shooter Games Popular Amongst Teenagers?

Statistics point out the fact that shooter games are most popular among the teenage crowd, and specifically with boys and young men. Let’s go ahead and break down the fact of why boys are the majority players in shooting games, and why most girls tend to steer clear from shooter games and swords that cut…

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Top 5 Gifts For Your Daughter

Buying suitable gifts for young girls can be trying, even for the most savvy of parents who have a brilliant track record of buying toys and other things that their children instantly fall in love with. As trying is it is, having a degree of resolve and putting a little thought into it can help…

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The Rise of the Tweenager

It’s often said that before the 1950s, the concept of the teenager didn’t exist. People were neatly divided into kids or adults, and when the typical 14 year old left school, they went straight into the adult world of work. As the school leaving age rose, and the general affluence of the UK rose with…

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Top 5 Hobby Suggestions for Teenage Girls

Suggesting taking up a hobby to an angst-ridden teenage girl can be a little bit like walking a tightrope. However, most of the time, once a hobby has been tried out it will be stuck with, if the person has enjoyed it. While teenagers often seem disinterested in pretty much everything, the truth is that…

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Does Your Child Need A Tutor?

As a long time tutor, I’ve gotten very good at answering difficult questions.  Interestingly, many of these tricky questions don’t come from the young students I’m working with – these questions come from their parents.  Parents often want to know if these lessons actually helpful.  Will their child’s test scores improve?  How long will it…

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Modern-Day Dilemma: Bored Kids Despite Numerous Stimuli

“We’re young and we’re bored.” So goes the lyrics of the popular song “Blow” by Kesha. Bored? Are you kidding me? With unlimited things to do, 1000 channels on television, the internet, video games, malls, sports, movies, and not to mention (dare I say it?) books, there is simply no room for a child these…

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How to Create a Teen Friendly Hangout

Lounging youths, hoards of food, and the smell of teen spirit around the house may not seem like the vision of your dreams – yet in many ways this scene does sound appealing if you’re the type of parent that wants to know where your teen is. Establishing your home as a teen friendly hangout…

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Helpful Tips to Understanding Your Tween

 Even though teenagers are known to drive parents crazy, the tween years can also be challenging. Children aged 7 to 12 are considered tweens. During this age, children still enjoy spending time with family and probably have not reached puberty. On the downside, they may be developing a whole new personality. Here are some helpful…