College acceptance does not necessarily translate to college readiness. See this psychologist's check list to help determine whether your teenager is ready for independence outside of the home. Read More
As teens and tweens move from their closest relationship being with their parents to with their friends, having a strong base of supportive friends will ensure the best transition. Not only is it essential that children pick friends who have their best interests at heart, but also that they have positive adult influences in their [...]
Sleeping with or in proximity to one's phone can be a true health risk. Say goodnight to your phone and keep it at least an arm's distance away.
Child pornography laws were not intended to criminalize and prosecute minors for sexting pictures of themselves to fellow students.
Actress Jameela Jamil voices her opinion on how we need to go a step farther in the topic of sexual consent. Sexual consent, while necessary, should be the mere starting point from which partners need to be mutually enthusiastic and comfortable throughout intimate situations.
Our phones are so smart, they practically run our lives. As parents, however, we need to take advantage of our 'smart' phones to appropriately restrict, turn off and tune out our children's activities and obsessions with them to lead more productive lives.
Teaching your children to say no, is not teaching rudeness, but rather the confidence to assert themselves in establishing boundaries should a difficult situation arise later in life.
Parents who claim that providing 'sips of alcohol' or permitting drinking 'under their supervision' is doing a huge disservice to their teens. Providing any amount of alcohol to teenagers can have negative consequences.