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student-attitudeHow many times have we heard ourselves telling our kids, “When I was your age…?” The truth is, life is very different for teens today that it was years ago. Granted, it wasn’t a totally smooth road; we had our ups and downs. But the challenges facing adolescents and young adults in recent times seem to be amplified and fed by modern technology, media influences and intensified peer pressure. Some of the elements that teens face are:

DRUGS-Adolescents and teens are exposed to many more drugs and even simple items that can generate drug-like effects such as inhalants.

VIOLENCE-Whether it’s through television programming or real-life situations like Columbine, kids are exposed to violence. This could make them feel unsafe and insecure in places as common as school or present temptation to become violent themselves in order to “fit in.”

DEPRESSION-Because of the items mentioned above and many others, teens can experience depression. This can even lead to actual, physical illness.

Since all these factors can exist in the world of modern teens, sometimes on a daily basis, it is very important for them to be able to make good decisions. Self-esteem and good character can overtake temptation and keep your child on the right path. If you feel your child could benefit from increased self confidence, accepting responsibility, nurturing relationships and other valuable life skills, we can help. Back to Basics is hosting a one-day, highly interactive seminar for teens in grades 10-12. Presented by Joe White, founder of Get Life Coaching, this venue can provide a place for teens to voice and address concerns they have among others facing the same issues. Click on the link below for further information. It will change your teen’s life!

For 25 years, Back to Basics has been recognized as the area’s undisputed leader in one-on-one tutoring. In addition, the firm offers a unique Delaware private school for grades K-12 and a Private Business and Trade School for adults. Back to Basics is the 2010 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

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