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10 Strategies to Help Kids Use Smartphones Wisely And Prevent Cyberbullying

10 Strategies to Help Kids Use Smartphones Wisely And Prevent Cyberbullying

Signe Whitson  04.17.2015
Help your young person understand that this gift of a smartphone is qualitatively different than presents of the past. A smartphone is...
Not Missing My Baby

Not Missing My Baby

Lisa R. Petty  04.17.2015
Think about it. Imagine if your spouse put an old picture of you up and said, "I miss this skinny, blonde person." That is how teens see...
Why Don't We Have Family Leave Policies for High School Students?

Why Don't We Have Family Leave Policies for High School Students?

Naomi Shatz  04.17.2015
Teen parents who are able to finish high school have significantly better outcomes for themselves and their children than those that drop...
Something To Talk About

Something To Talk About

Heather Risinger  04.17.2015
My teenage son came to me and said, "Mom, can we go out to dinner, just the two of us? I have something I need to talk to you about." I...
Confessions of a Skinny Girl

Confessions of a Skinny Girl

Lauren Galley  04.17.2015
Skinny or curvy, girls should never feel pressured into feeling bad about their body's natural form. It's time to start a new revolution...
Should I Force My Teenager to Come on Vacation With Us?

Should I Force My Teenager to Come on Vacation With Us?

Nicole Scobie  04.17.2015
Ok, so here is my message in a bottle question, I am writing it down on this little scrap of laptop and tossing out into the ocean of Internet....
An Open Letter to 'Cool' Parents

An Open Letter to 'Cool' Parents

Barbara Greenberg  04.16.2015
If you act like a friend or a cool parent, then you are essentially giving up your role as an authority figure. This is not a good role...
Working to Solve the Frustration Equation

Working to Solve the Frustration Equation

Kathy Radigan  04.15.2015
I made a promise to myself that if I ever had a child with a learning challenge, I would do everything in my power to make sure that they...
Co-Signer vs. Authorized User: What's the Difference?

Co-Signer vs. Authorized User: What's the Difference?

Kari Luckett  04.15.2015
Many parents want to help their children start building their credit foundation early, and to do so, they become co-signers or allow their...
Blurts of Wisdom for My Son, in Case He Should Ever Take a Drink

Blurts of Wisdom for My Son, in Case He Should Ever Take a Drink

Peyton Price  04.15.2015
On the off chance that denial is ineffective, once in a while (immediately after listening to NPR), I blurt out my expectations for teenage...
Not Taking Our Children's Behavior Personally

Not Taking Our Children's Behavior Personally

Susan Stiffelman  04.15.2015
Our children can push our buttons like no one else can, generating tremendous pain and frustration. Our challenge as parents, again and...
I Still Don't Have All the Answers and Other Parenting Nuggets of Wisdom

I Still Don't Have All the Answers and Other Parenting Nuggets of Wisdom

Melissa Chapman  04.14.2015
I have to admit that this past year -- her first as a teenager and my first parenting a teen -- has been a major learning experience for...
Laughs and Lessons Learned Through Motherhood

Laughs and Lessons Learned Through Motherhood

Honey Good  04.14.2015
My phone rang and I heard a young voice say, "Hello, my name is Lizzie Forman and I am calling to make an appointment for my mother. She...