Parenting Tweens and Teens

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

5 Reasons to Send Your Child to Arts Summer Camp

By MySummerCamps.com

Summer camp is a place where children and teens are able to explore, mature, and define their character. Kids learn to work together with others and communicate their thoughts and feelings in their own unique way. Arts summer camps help kids discover their voices and find vision and inspiration. » Read more

5 Risky Teen Behaviors

Teens will often begin experimenting with risky behaviors due to peer pressure. Worries about peer acceptance, college, grades or just growing up in general can lead to confusion, low self-esteem and risk taking. In a best case scenario, your teens will open and up and tell you what they did once they realize they've made a mistake. » Read more

Parenting In The Age of Technology

By Jan Roberts, Parent Educator and Coach

Conscientious parents keep informed regarding new activities their children become involved in, but more and more parental anxiety is being expressed concerning the increased and varied use of technology by tweens and teens. Parents are having a hard time keeping up with their tech-savvy kids. » Read more

Monitoring Your Kids’ Online Video Viewing

By JustMommies

Do you know what your kids are watching? Sure, you monitor their shows on TV, but what about on the computer? Anyone who has spent more than a few minutes on YouTube lately will tell you that for every kid-friendly video you might find, there’s bound to be at least one not-so-kid-friendly video that will pop up to follow it. How do you know what is safe, and how do you find it? » Read more