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Eden Pontz

Eden Pontz is Executive Producer and Director of Digital Content for the CPTC. She oversees digital media content development and production for parentandteen.com. She also writes, copyedits, and produces podcasts and videos for the site. Her pieces cover a range of topics, including resilience, teen development, peer pressure, and mentoring. Eden brings years of experience as a former Executive Producer of Newsgathering at CNN, as well as a field producer, writer, and reporter for CNN and other news organizations.

/ Dec 19, 2018

Six Reasons to Mentor a Teen

Teens with mentors often become happy, stable, well-functioning adults who give back. Here are 6 reasons to become a mentor.

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/ Nov 12, 2018

Your Kindness Creates Kindness

Showing kindness makes a difference and can improve the health and well-being of those who are kind.

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/ Sep 04, 2018

Tips to Help Start Important Conversations with Teenagers

When the topic is tough, it’s hard to begin important conversations with teenagers. Gain conversation tips for when, where and how to communicate most effectively.

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/ Sep 04, 2018

How to Have Important Conversations with Teenagers

It isn’t easy to bring up tough topics with teens. When it comes to hard issues, learn how to start important conversations. When, where and how you communicate are key.

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/ Sep 04, 2018

Setting Firm Expectations About Risky Behaviors

As parents or guardians of teenagers we must set clear and firm expectations about risky behaviors.

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/ Sep 04, 2018

10 Points to Help Parents Talk to Teens About Drugs and Substance Use

Some of the most critical discussions we can have with our tweens and teens are about avoiding substance use. Here are ten strategies to help parents openly talk about drugs and other substances.

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