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Getting Ready for College

5 Tips for Supporting Your Child's Learning

You have an extraordinary opportunity to empower your child's education. Whether your child goes to a conventional school or is home-schooled, you can fortify that learning experience. Here are a handful of tips to get you started:

Body Issues and Self Esteem

Depression in Teens: What to Watch For

The teenage mind can be a hard thing to figure out—even teens themselves may not always understand why they react the way they do. Between out-of-control hormones and a brain that's still forming its emotional circuitry, life's highs can seem especially exciting and its lows can seem downright dismal.

Dating; Talking About Sex

Talking to Your Teen about Birth Control

Many parents worry about having the talk with their teens-the talk about birth control. Whether you have sons or daughters, this is a conversation that needs to happen, and it needs to happen before they get "swept up in the moment." Do not believe your child if they claim to know it all-what they know is probably rumors they have heard from friends.

Fitness and Sports

Parenting and Media: Keep Kids Healthy with Engaging Fitness Apps

Government statistics indicate that one-third of all children in the U.S. are obese and overweight. Diet and lack of exercise are leading culprits in this trend, and the onset of digital media hasn't helped. Kids are spending a lot more time sitting around using online media, playing video games and fussing with gadgets than they used to.

Getting Ready for College

5 Tips for Supporting Your Child's Learning

You have an extraordinary opportunity to empower your child's education. Whether your child goes to a conventional school or is home-schooled, you can fortify that learning experience. Here are a handful of tips to get you started:

Parenting Tweens and Teens

4 Early Signs of Addiction in Teens, by Morningside Recovery

Overall drug use among teenagers is on the rise. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 50% of high-school seniors have tried illicit substances.

Socializing and Friends

Which Social Media Are Most Popular with Kids and Are They Healthy?

Do you know how popular Facebook or other social networking sites are among school-age kids? Consider these surprising statistics: More than 1 billion registered users are on Facebook, with 11 percent aged 13 – 17, and 29 percent aged 18 - 29.

Tween and Teen Health

Talking to Your Teen about Birth Control

Many parents worry about having the talk with their teens-the talk about birth control. Whether you have sons or daughters, this is a conversation that needs to happen, and it needs to happen before they get "swept up in the moment." Do not believe your child if they claim to know it all-what they know is probably rumors they have heard from friends.