Teen

5 Healthy Dental Habits for Back to School

Back-to-school is more than just school supply shopping. More than 51 million school hours are missed every year due to dental health related problems....

Do Parents Know What’s on Their Teenagers’ Mind?

I was on line at Starbucks behind a gawky tall boy with unwashed, scrawny, dark hair, a beak-like nose, black glasses, stooped shoulders, and...

How to Prevent Summer Regression in Academics

Teachers warn parents to keep up some reading, math, and science during the summer, so kids are fresh to learn in September. August is...

“Picky Eating” in Children – The Meaning Behind the Behavior

I prefer selective eating to describe what parents call “picky eating” because the latter suggests the child is demonstrating poor behavior that must be...

Why I Wouldn’t Censor The Books My Teenager Reads

School is right around the corner and soon you will be receiving the syllabi for your teenager’s English class.  English teacher confession: This day...

Kid Safety – Teach Them to Buckle Up

According to a study by Safe Kids Worldwide, car crashes are a leading cause of death for children in the United States. However, 1 in...

Tips on Toning Down Aggressive Households

Some households are noisy and full of roughhousing. Others are quiet and easy going. If the first household has been aggressive for a long...

Helping Children Separate Wants from Needs

Children grow up in all different economic and emotional environments. They generally know the world they live in and don’t always know how others...

Tips on Teaching Your Teen Motor Safety

One of the scariest parenting tasks you will ever have to take on is preparing your teen to get a driver’s license. As you...

What Parental Mindset Helps a Child with ADHD?

Many children and teenagers are diagnosed with ADHD. Parents are familiar with the list of symptoms and often get professionals to help their child...