Coping With Teens

Written by Joan Bramsch

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Think clearly and logically about where your child might be. Try to figure out why he is missing or running away at this particular time. Follow only those suggestions that are useful and in order of their importance. Keep a notebook recording allrepparttar steps you've taken and dates. Useful links: Contactrepparttar 102035 police Contact your child's network Search your neighborhood Who to call for help Publicize Prepare for a call from your child How to cope when your child returns home If you need to talk


Most young people end up killing themselves because they simply don't know where else to turn. They are in some kind of pain that seems unbearable and they wantrepparttar 102036 pain to stop. They end up stopping their entire lives just because they didn't know what else to do.

Here are some links that might help: Why do people kill themselves? Suicide warning signs What do you know about suicide? Need to talk?


JOAN BRAMSCH is a family person, educator, writer and E-publisher. Her articles appear internationally in print and online. Six of her best-selling adult novels - near one million copies - have worldwide distribution. Her Empowered Parenting Ezine serves 1000 parents around the globe.

Use an 'Inverted Triangle' in Your Introduction

Written by Ron Sathoff

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As an example, if you were giving a presentation on your business opportunity, you might begin by talking aboutrepparttar economy (general), and how hard it is for some people to make ends meet (a little more specific). Then, you would discuss how nice it would be for your audience to have some extra money to pay bills or buy that luxury item they've always wanted (more specific). Then, finally, you would introduce your opportunity as a way that they could accomplish this (even more specific).

As you can see, this format is a nice way of leading into a subject. By usingrepparttar 102034 triangle, you can "ease" your way into making your main point atrepparttar 102035 end ofrepparttar 102036 introduction. The inverted triangle certainly isn'trepparttar 102037 only way to structure an introduction, but it is very helpful when an introduction doesn't spring instantly to mind.

Ron Sathoff, manager of, offers a full range of services to business and professional speakers, including speech writing and editing, personal coaching, and presentation development. You can reach him at or 801-328-9006.

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