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5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember About You

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember About You

Chester Goad, Ed.D.   01. 8.2016
Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we're creating good or bad memories every day, while...
How social media changed teen life forever

How social media changed teen life forever

The Mash  01. 8.2016
By Ashley Black, St. Charles East, Thomas Atseff, Lyons Township and Colleen Kaveney, Cary-Grove Social media is one of the fastest-growing...
8 Ways to Launch Your Tween Art Star

8 Ways to Launch Your Tween Art Star

Hilary Harkness  01. 8.2016
Hopefully this tale of my experiences has been helpful as you wonder what to do with your little Warhol. And know that along the way, there...
What Freshman Year Is Really Like As A Student With Disabilities

What Freshman Year Is Really Like As A Student With Disabilities

Megan Zahneis  01. 5.2016
I have a very rare neurological disorder that renders me unable to feel pain, temperature and touch in the same way most people do. I don't...
Do You Trust Your Teen, and Does Your Teen Trust You? (Part 2)

Do You Trust Your Teen, and Does Your Teen Trust You? (Part 2)

Joshua Wayne  01. 5.2016
While your perception of the strength of the relationship counts, it's her's that really matters. If she perceives it as strong and feels...
10 Things Teens Should Care About in 2016

10 Things Teens Should Care About in 2016

Grace Masback   01. 4.2016
A new year is here and with all the talk about resolutions and new beginnings bigger themes and issues may get lost in the shuffle. Teens...
We Need More Millennials to Take Action on Climate Change

We Need More Millennials to Take Action on Climate Change

Clara Nevins  01. 4.2016
Paris was abuzz. At the Chamber of Commerce, 200 adults in business suits, wearied by two hours of oil companies' execu-speak, slammed...

Fake Friends, Fake Boys, Fake Love: "Identity Crisis" Exposes Online Fakers

Sue Scheff  01. 4.2016
When you read this book, you can actually feel the hurt that both girls are experiencing. Afterwards, you will come away with a new sense...
4 Things I Learned As An Extrovert Raising An Introvert

4 Things I Learned As An Extrovert Raising An Introvert

Quiet Revolution  12.31.2015
This article first appeared on QuietRev.com.  I’m a mom of five kids, and for this the-more-the-merrier ENFP, the chaos, chatter,...
5 Ways to Get Your Teens to Talk to You

5 Ways to Get Your Teens to Talk to You

Barbara Greenberg  12.30.2015
I am here to tell you how to deal with these tricky teens and how to get them to be both chatty and happy about talking to you. Trust me...

'I Wish I Never Left'

Genevieve Piturro  12.29.2015
Holiday wishes are a big deal for all of us, but especially for children. And for the children we see, we know how sacred a simple wish...
Christmas Decorating (According to My Children)

Christmas Decorating (According to My Children)

Alexandra Rosas  12.22.2015
Lucky for everyone, I took notes last night as we Christmas-decorated the house. I put everyone to work and eavesdropped on Laurel and...
Do You Trust Your Teen, and Does Your Teen Trust You? (Part 1)

Do You Trust Your Teen, and Does Your Teen Trust You? (Part 1)

Joshua Wayne  12.22.2015
There are two essential questions you must ask yourself when it comes to the role of trust in your relationship with your teenager. They...
Would You Pay Your Teen to Participate in a Family Activity?

Would You Pay Your Teen to Participate in a Family Activity?

Mary Rowen  12.18.2015
I don't have plans to offer my kids cash again for a movie night -- at least not any time soon -- but the evening was really lovely, and...