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Yes, Sexting Happens in Middle School. Here’s How to Talk to Kids about It

“Developing healthy online habits takes attention, discussion, and lots of practice. The road is full of bumps but luckily gets smoother as parents help kids navigate the potholes.”

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Safety Tips for Teens This Summer

“​​​​​​​Ultimately, you want your teenager to have fun during the summer. But before summer break begins, have these conversations with them to create a safety plan to make this one the best one yet.”

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4 Highlights from 2020 Worth Celebrating

“This year will be known for many things, from COVID-19 to the US presidential elections. Here are the top four stories that will resonate long after 2020 is over.”

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4 Reasons Why My 13 Year-Old Is Not Allowed on Social Media

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Ok. it’s 2019. I get (well not really) that people feel like their fetus needs to have its own Snapchat. But can we please take a minute to talk about this. I have a…

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10 Expert-Approved Ways Your Teen Can Handle Online Bullying

“It’s important to talk about how bullying can affect kids, and what you can do as a parent to empower them to take action and help deal with the issues they themselves or their friends may be going through.”

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10 Things Your Teenager Desperately Needs You to Teach Them

Remember the days when your biggest worry was teaching your toddler to walk or to potty train?

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Mindfulness Activities That Help Kids Deal with Anxiety

Teaching your child to stress less and not worry isn’t easy but these four activities can help them manage their anxiety.

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4 Tips to Understanding Your Teenager Better

Feeling frustrated by your teenager? These 4 tips may help you understand them better.

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6 Tips to Help Stop Your Teen from Procrastinating

How I’ve helped my children move away from much of their procrastinating behavior and onto being self-starters.

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More Kids Are Experiencing Back Pain Than Before & Science Weighs In

Does your kiddo’s backpack cause aches and pains?

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New Study Finds Teens Worry about This the Most. Here’s What Parents Can Do

Here’s stressing out your teen—and how you can help.

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Here’s the Secret to Picking Movies That Build Character in Your Kids

By Caroline Knorr, Common Sense Media

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Has your kid ever misbehaved like Alvin from the Chipmunks movies? Or mean-girled her friends like the Bratz dolls? Don’t feel bad. Kids pick up all kinds of things…

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Hot Ticket: Fall Theater for the Whole Family

From a Broadway musical to some Motown flash, we’ve got your must-see list of real, live theater the kids will love.

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All the Awesome Things Teens Bring into My Life (Yes, Even Wine)

It has come to my attention that over the past few months of writing this blog, I may have come over as being a whinging old bag. A hormonal, moaning Brit expat. The mother of two teenagers.

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I’m Trying to Relate to My Teens with These (Rad) New Words

It’s a tragic feeling to be 46, and to not understand a single word of what your teenagers are going on about.

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5 Tips For Getting Through the Dreaded Teenage Phase

 
The Dreaded Years. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. It’s an inevitable moment on the journey of parenthood. A moment that comes too soon for many a parent, finding them ill-equipped to handle the drastic changes that come with it.…

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Shifting Your Understanding: Learn Why Your Teen May Give Into Peer Pressures

It’s so easy to forget just how pervasive peer pressure is as a kid and how susceptible kids are to peer pressure when they’re young. In fact, it’s one of the big differences between adolescents and adults.
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Helping Your Teens Talk About The Real Issues That Upset Them

How can you get your teenager to really talk to you? It’s a simple question, but for many parents, the answer feels quite complicated. Many teenagers find it difficult to talk about their feelings with one another, let alone an adult,…

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