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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...
The College Advice My Teen Actually Appreciated

The College Advice My Teen Actually Appreciated

Erris Langer Klapper  12.17.2015
My husband and I harp on happiness and positivity ad nauseam and our kids finally get it (most of the time). In this marathon called life,...
A Blended Family Christmas

A Blended Family Christmas

Jessica Hoefer-Land  12.17.2015
We will always be in process but then again, who isn't? Most families are, no matter how perfect and traditional they appear from the outside...
Christmas Gifts for the Teen or Tween Who Has Everything

Christmas Gifts for the Teen or Tween Who Has Everything

Kelly Pietrangeli  12.17.2015
Stuck for what to get your teen or tween for Christmas this year? Do they already have the latest gadgets and 'must have's'? Yep. I hear...
Encouraging News from Monitoring the Future

Encouraging News from Monitoring the Future

Nora Volkow  12.16.2015
Revealing the results of the annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey of drug use and attitudes among American middle- and high-school...

Time in With Dr. Tim: Helping Girls Overcome the Emotional Scars of Trauma

Dr. Tim Goldsmith  12. 9.2015
You can't force treatment on a child who has shut down. Counselors must take a step back and find creative and unique ways to engage.
Oh The Many Places Your Selfie Will Go

Oh The Many Places Your Selfie Will Go

Lauren Galley  12. 8.2015
Growing up in a cyber world, young adults and youth are bombarded with social media statistics that define their online usage using numbers...

Bedtime Memories 80 Years later

Genevieve Piturro  12. 8.2015
Memories of our bedtimes don't go away. They aren't written down anywhere and sometimes it's a stretch to pull them up if we go looking...

Lack of Female Protagonists in Current Cartoon Shows

Cat Blake  12. 4.2015
In the past couple of months, I have been pretty Netflix dependent. I only seemed to watch whatever Netflix offered, which usually resulted...
#CoolToCare - Engaging the Youth for Global Changes

#CoolToCare - Engaging the Youth for Global Changes

Gage Cass Woodle  12. 4.2015
If you look around at recent events it might seem that the world is falling apart. However, humanity has dealt with tragedy and injustice...
My Body, My Battlefield: The Descent Into Anorexia and the Journey Back to Recovery

My Body, My Battlefield: The Descent Into Anorexia and the Journey Back to Recovery

Wendy Hassett  12. 3.2015
That night I realized, had I run inside, hid from the storm, I would never have smelled that smell. It sounds silly, I know, but it created...
Beautiful Mess

Beautiful Mess

Melinda Wentzel  12. 3.2015
Sometimes the stuff we need to hear from our children is muddled or falls to the floor, silent as snowflakes. Other times, those gems of...