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How Young Adults Can Up Their Financial Vocabulary

How Young Adults Can Up Their Financial Vocabulary

06.26.2014
The first of the month means bills, bill, bills. But for the majority of young adults those words don't resonate beyond catchy lyrics to...

A Home Run in the Midst of the World Cup!

06.26.2014
We are in the midst of World Cup soccer play, but this week has been a HOME-RUN for those of us in the early-learning literacy arena. On...
Companies Must Be Held Accountable for E-Cigarette Marketing That Reaches Kids and Teens

Companies Must Be Held Accountable for E-Cigarette Marketing That Reaches Kids and Teens

06.25.2014
Many of the practices e-cigarette companies are using to pitch their products are prohibited for cigarette marketing under measures like...
My Teen Got a Smartphone the Old-Fashioned Way: She Earned It

My Teen Got a Smartphone the Old-Fashioned Way: She Earned It

06.24.2014
The more I saw children glued to their devices, the more indignant I got. The thought of my intelligent, thoughtful daughter playing "Candy...
Teens Can't Stop Using Facebook Even Though They Hate It

Teens Can't Stop Using Facebook Even Though They Hate It

Bianca Bosker  06.24.2014
Facebook is like indoor plumbing: You can live without it, but it’s uncomfortable. It’s thus little surprise to learn a new study...
The Conversation That Could Save Your Teen's Life (And Your Own)

The Conversation That Could Save Your Teen's Life (And Your Own)

06.24.2014
When our kids become adolescents, their world changes so much that sometimes it feels to them that they've landed on a new planet. They...

Disadvantaged Youth Most Affected By Loss of Summer Reading: Recommended Reading List

06.23.2014
Poor children are most vulnerable to decline in reading skills during the summer. Ninety percent of reading achievement loss for disadvantaged...
Mom's Helpful Hints Fall on Deaf Armpits

Mom's Helpful Hints Fall on Deaf Armpits

06.23.2014
As I headed out to CVS, my 17-year-old daughter asked me if I could pick up some deodorant, because she was almost out. I came home with...
The Good, the Bad and the Ironic: 9 Facts About Teen Boys That Are All of Those At Once

The Good, the Bad and the Ironic: 9 Facts About Teen Boys That Are All of Those At Once

06.19.2014
Every day teens get gobs of sympathy for coping with the changes they're going through. What about a nod toward the parents of teens and...
Broke, Busy and Bushed: The 3 B's of Summer

Broke, Busy and Bushed: The 3 B's of Summer

06.19.2014
Your kid has just completed a year of school, they are moving forward and that means they're feeling older and more mature. As parents,...
How This Mother Learned the Language of Boys

How This Mother Learned the Language of Boys

06.18.2014
None of this even remotely resembled anything I'd ever been interested in before. Ever. And yet this crazy new language was something I...
Why Summertime Shouldn't Mean More Screen Time

Why Summertime Shouldn't Mean More Screen Time

06.17.2014
Staring down at your phone for the greater part of the day can't be good for anyone. Yet short of prying those devices from the hands of...
Is Pro-Marijuana Pro-Propaganda?

Is Pro-Marijuana Pro-Propaganda?

06.17.2014
There's a lot of buzz going around about marijuana legalization. Now that Colorado and Washington state have legalized recreational marijuana...
Teens Today Are Making Smarter Choices, Except For This

Teens Today Are Making Smarter Choices, Except For This

06.12.2014
NEW YORK (AP) — American teens are smoking less, drinking less and fighting less. But they're texting behind the wheel and spending a...