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It’s no secret that teenagers love their smartphones. It might even be safe to say that they couldn’t go a day without them, according to a recent survey done by USA Today. There are enough apps to keep the average teenager glued to their phone for hours on end and the most beloved apps are […]

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Summer is the deadliest time of year to be on the road, and The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released some new statistics that underscore the need for drivers to stay sober. This new infographic puts the situation in sharp focus: As alcohol-related accidents tend to increase in the summer months, we want […]

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Most of read and heard about survey that was released this week from the Harvard School of Education, Making Caring Common Project. Children revealed that they felt it was more important to  their parents that they are high achievers and happy over concern for others. What does this mean? I personally speak with parents of […]

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By Richard Taite This Father’s Day, for the first time in my life, I find myself nearly struck dumb with fear. I am the proud father of a one-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl whom I love more than the sun and the moon – more than I love my own being. I am also […]

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It’s that time of the year again.  End of the school year when many seniors and juniors are looking forward to proms and graduations. Of course there will be many photo-ops and lots of sharing on everyone’s social media pages. This is a time for celebration and happiness, no will would ever deny a student […]

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I was drawn to Sue Scheff’s Huffington Post article “Grownup Bullying and Monster Moms” Immediately. She had me from Hello. “I know bullying and cyberbullying is a topic that many people are becoming immune to.” We are. And I believe I know why. Two reasons: We are currently labeling everything bullying. Adults don’t acknowledge their […]

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Entitlement issue generation.  That is what it seems we are dealing with today. I am confident it isn’t every teenager, however I speak with many parents and hear a familiar story of a child that is raised with the gifts of their parents and sometimes grandparents extensive generosity. Many families live by the philosophy that […]

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It’s a fact, more people communicate through technology and I would venture to say, prefer the digital language over face-to-face communication! However there is one time that tech devices need to be STACKED and it is time to CHAT face-face.  It’s called family time! Let’s face it, finding time to spend face-to-face time with our […]

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I think everyone has posted something that they have regretted.  Many more share more than they should — oversharing.  Although a recent study from Hart Research stated that  teens are more concerned about online privacy, 76%, which is up 35% from a year earlier,  it seems people still let their keystrokes and clicks of a […]

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Sticks and stones. Words will never hurt you. Suck it up. Just ignore it. Easier said than done.  When we were younger we all remember that old cliché that sticks and stone may break our bones, but words can never hurt us. It only took a generation for us to realize not only do words […]