What is the balance between censorship and family standards? Should we encourage children to read books that don't agree with our views on religion, politics, ethics, or public policy? Where does a parent's role begin and end in the media selection process? This article was first published in 2008.
Building a strong and healthy relationship with your teens can impact their future interpersonal relationships as they continue to develop and grow.
When I became a step parent almost 20 years ago, someone forget to give me a new owners manual on navigating step parenting and how to survive a blended family. And when I say blended it's definitely a blended mix, because not only are there 2...
Why "Four Loko Ingredients" get such a bad rap. The recent issues banning Four Loko. Does Four Loko cause blackouts?
Examining the links between self-harm, suicide and depression. A starting point for people looking for support for themselves or a person they know who is self harming.
Today teens face fears such as terrorism and abduction. Although they exist, adolescents need reassurance from parents in order to live courageously
What's the age limit for Trick or Treating in your community - 12, 15, 21? How about Senior Citizens - shouldn't they be allowed out?
Developed in the 1950's as an alternative to codeine as a cough suppressant, dextomethorphan which is found in cough and cold medicines like Coricidin, and Robitussin DM, has had a long history of abuse. A recent resurgence in popularity with teenagers thirteen to sixteen, makes it something that...
Teenagers nowadays use their cell phone almost as an extension to their own body! The cell phone is always present and they are in connection with Internet by their phones all the time. But is this all a bad thing or are there any advantages...
Effective communication with teens begins by recognizing and removing the barriers which create misunderstanding. The most effective strategy is the parent becoming a facilitator not an invigilator.