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100 Questions to Ask Your Teen Other Than How Was School?
12April

100 Questions to Ask Your Teen Other Than How Was School?

Try Asking The Questions That Really Matter and Actually Have a Meaning Conversation Struggling to come up with things to ask your adolescent child in those few precious moments you have together? Here are some suggestions. As children...

Grief and Recovery
06March

Grief and Recovery

Voices Voices. I heard voices when the doctor told us our baby was dead. “Your wife is going to need you to be strong for her,” one voice said. “It’s going to be hard for her for a while,” added...

Schools and Early Therapy-Needs identification
16January

Schools and Early Therapy-Needs identification

It's Time to Put Our Money Where Our Mouths Should Be 1.2 million students drop out of U.S. schools every year. That's roughly 7,000 every day, or 1 every 26 seconds, according to data compiled by folks at ChildTrends.org and...

Parenting and Teening
12January

Parenting and Teening

Dancing on a Rope: Parenting and Teening "Teach your children well... Teach your parents well... Just look at them and sigh, And know that they love you." Graham Nash For years before my daughter was born, I had recurring...

Cell Phones: Pandora's Box Redux
05January

Cell Phones: Pandora's Box Redux

Cell Phones: Pandora's Box Redux Everyone has one…or more. There are more of them than people in the United States, recently reported the Federal Communication Commission (FCC).  Further, the number of times and the length...

The Low Down on Vaping and Your Kids
08December

The Low Down on Vaping and Your Kids

The Low Down on Vaping and Your Kids The Food and Drug Administration lists “vaping” as one of several electronic nicotine delivery systems, including e-cigarettes, e-pipes, hookah pens, and vape pens, and is in the process...

Blaming Parents, Finally
08December

Blaming Parents, Finally

Who’s Really to Blame for Failure in Education? “If your kids are disrespectful little shits, parents, it’s your fault,” said George Carlin.  There.  It’s finally been said.  It’s...

To Parents of An Angry Troubled Teen or Young Adult: Here's Some Advice
31March

To Parents of An Angry Troubled Teen or Young Adult:...

Anger in Troubled Teens and Young Adults Everyone feels anger. Whether it stems from standing in a long line behind a senior citizen whose attempting to pay with expired war-bonds, or finding out you're highly underappreciated, sci-fi...

Your Teen Has ADHD And You Don't Even Know It
12December

Your Teen Has ADHD And You Don't Even Know It

It's common for a parent to say of their attention stricken teen, "Shouldn't my teen have outgrown this by now?" You watch your child act with little regard for the consequences, become easily distracted from a task, and be seemingly...