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5 ways to stop your kid from having a temper tantrum on film set!

As a director and writer I have worked for many years with kids who have a temper tantrum while on a...

Moms of Teens and Preteens

To use or not to use parental control software?

Hello, everyone! My name is Sue, I'm a mother of 13 years old boy. Recently I've caught my son, wat...

Moms of Teens and Preteens

When to get child a cell phone?

Okay, I have a 12 year old and 10 year old... Both want cell phones. I just can't wrap my head aroun...

Moms of Teens and Preteens

Advice for Kid About Removal of Online Content?

My kid is a few years out of teenage years. He/she used to be very opinionated and outspoken. Lu...

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Do Electronics Prevent Your Child from Learning Real Social Skills?

When summer vacation rolls around, many kids start spending more free time playing electronic games, posting on social networks and texting (not to mention watching more TV). More than half are connecting to electronics instead of linking with friends—in person. » Read more

7 Ways to Help Your Teen Find a Job

Is your teen planning to get a summer job? When your teenager needs money for items ranging from pizza to paying college costs—then it’s probably an opportune time to give him or her some tips on finding a job. » Read more

Is Your Teen Abusing Prescription Drugs?

Did you know that one of every five teens in the nation has abused prescription drugs? Prescribed medications now rank second (after marijuana) among all drugs misused by teens. How can you tell if your child is over-using prescribed medicines or has an addiction to them? » Read more

Love and Logic: A Low-Stress Approach to Parenting

Bringing up kids to become well-adjusted, highly effective people—and having fun while doing it—can be challenging, but also can take a low-stress approach. This approach requires using, and teaching, the right balance of love and good judgment. » Read more

Monitoring Your Child’s Use of Electronic Media

Electronic media seems to be everywhere, and many kids these days are savvy users of media devices ranging from cell phones to iPads to laptop computers. Some kids may seem to be overly tuned in to electronic media and parents worry about the effects. How can you keep tabs on your child’s use of electronic communications? » Read more

Mean Girls: How to Help Your Daughter Cope

As your daughter grows and finds herself in a social setting with other females, she might come across her first mean girl. Why certain girls turn out to be “mean” may be the result of anything from stress to cockiness to bad influences or lack of self-control. What kind of advice will you give your daughter? » Read more

How Can Overuse of Technology Affect Your Child

As adolescents and teens finish up their long winter’s break, many will have spent hours dipping into a smorgasbord of technology. More than 63 percent of adolescents go online daily, according to the site WebWiseKids. About 73 percent are on a social network, and 27 percent use their phones to get online. » Read more

10 Warning Signs that Your Child is Being Bullied

According to the latest statistics released (2010), about 15 percent of all children are bullied at some point in their K-12 school years. More than half of students report that they've seen bullying take place at their school, and about 10 percent of students either drop out or switch schools at some point because they're being bullied. » Read more

4 Early Signs of Addiction in Teens, by Morningside Recovery

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. » Read more

Back to School Checklist: Everything You Need for School

It's tough to start thinking about school right now, but in just a few weeks it will be time for the kids to go back to school. Whether you've been through the drill before, or this is your first time sending a little one off to school, this checklist should help you remember everything you need to be ready. » Read more