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Why Our Teenagers Feel Compelled to Connect on Social Media

Why Our Teenagers Feel Compelled to Connect on Social Media

12.30.2013
With heads down and screens lit up, watching our teens plug in can feel confusing, disappointing and even like rejection to us.
Am I Crazy to Give My Tween a Cell Phone?

Am I Crazy to Give My Tween a Cell Phone?

12.23.2013
Parents delight in the smiles on the faces of the children when a longed-for gift is unwrapped. But in the long run, we want the gifts...
Sleeping Beauties: 5 Ways to Protect Our Girls

Sleeping Beauties: 5 Ways to Protect Our Girls

12.23.2013
In our uber-busy culture that overvalues achievement, external rewards and looks, we have neglected to inform girls about what it takes...
For Young People Addicted to Painkillers, the Path Less Taken -- Why?

For Young People Addicted to Painkillers, the Path Less Taken -- Why?

12.21.2013
While no one treatment approach is right for every teen, it is clinically sensible -- but not easy -- to find comprehensive care. We tell...
Competition Is Everywhere

Competition Is Everywhere

12.20.2013
Look around your school. What do you see? I'll tell you what I see: the need to have the most expensive clothing, newest phone, most expensive...
5 College Student/Parent Holiday Pet Peeves

5 College Student/Parent Holiday Pet Peeves

12.20.2013
Take a deep breath and hang onto your patience and that holiday spirit. Here's hoping your holiday season of togetherness is filled with...
Science and the Adolescent Brain

Science and the Adolescent Brain

12.20.2013
If we know that the brain is going through profound changes during adolescence, perhaps adolescents, parents, and teachers should try to...
Are You A Digital Native?

Are You A Digital Native?

Cate Matthews  12.19.2013
You grew up surrounded by technology. Dial-up tones from your parents' computer served as an informal alarm clock, a 30-minute Game Boy...
5 Ways to Deal With Teens and Alcohol Over the Holidays

5 Ways to Deal With Teens and Alcohol Over the Holidays

12.18.2013
The holidays may be a time for you and your kids to celebrate and be merry, but it is certainly not a time to lower your guard and let...
Should Miley Go Under the Tree? A Good Question for Parents

Should Miley Go Under the Tree? A Good Question for Parents

12.16.2013
Learn why your kids want certain toys or dolls. If they are into a pop star who you find problematic, talk to them about this star's image,...
7 Ways Parents Can Help Children Escape Debt

7 Ways Parents Can Help Children Escape Debt

12.16.2013
I'm fortunate enough to have parents who taught me to be independent, self-sufficient and self-reliant. Most importantly, they taught me...

School Pressure: Rx to Self-Medicate?

12.14.2013
When we're guided to a place where we let go of everyone else's ideas on how we should live and begin to live our own story, the urge for...

January -- March, Let the Holidays Last for the Children!

12.13.2013
Christmas is coming! New Year's is almost here! The season has come and gone so fast! All true... but we know that for tens of thousands...
Cyber Bullying: Teens Speak Out

Cyber Bullying: Teens Speak Out

12.12.2013
Is bullying getting worse? Studies show that more kids and parents are reporting bullying, but even more concerning is higher rates of...