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A recent study in the journal Pediatrics revealed that a third of teenage girls have met in person with someone they originally met online. Thanks to video apps like Vine and video-chatting software like Skype, verifying a person’s identity online is much easier than it was in the past. But teenagers are still at risk […]

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ADHD: It is a common diagnosis and I am very familiar with it since my son was ADHD. Today however, I think many are quick to DX and even quicker to prescribe medications. Stimulants prescribed to treat conditions like narcolepsy and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are often abused by high school and college students […]

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There once was a time before spell check or smart phones were around. A time that you had to be knowledgeable about grammar and spelling to communicate properly through letters or texts with each other without looking ignorant. Nowadays you have spell check on any computer, predict-a-text or auto-correct to help you out with your […]

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Baffle That Bully is a quick read that will provide parents and young children the opportunity to discuss bullying and work on a strategy for deflecting it. The book is written for elementary school children by providing examples they can relate to giving the book credence for them. It also provides activities parents can participate […]

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Wilderness Ventures, the oldest and most experienced adventure travel program offering teen summer camps, is announcing their unique Leadership Adventures for late high school and early college students for 2014. Wilderness Ventures’ ‘gap year’ experiences offer students the chance to spend their summer vacation learning about the great outdoors and finding adventure in America’s untamed […]

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What are your children watching on television and online? Mindful parents know children cannot easily escape advertisements for pills, tablets, potions, creams, and lotions. The once safe zone of the evening news is punctuated with blurbs about four-hour erections, effects of low testosterone and incontinence products. Even worse, an unsupervised child can access a plethora […]

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MamaBear notifications to parents monitoring their child’s (teen’s) Instagram account seem to spike during the summer. Instagram has been popular with smartphone wielding teens since the initial launch of the photo sharing app and the app now has over 80 million users. Its popularity with teens makes it an important target for MamaBear monitoring. With the […]

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As our teens grow older and learn to drive, we find ourselves constantly fretting. We worry that “they’re too young to drive,” or, “can they make their own decisions? How can I trust the other drivers on the road?” These are all legitimate worries that will lessen as we realize our kids really are capable […]

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Facebook is designed to be used by people who are at least 13 years old. However, millions of pre-teens use the social networking site. And that’s really not so surprising; after all, Facebook seems to be the place to connect. But it’s also not surprising that many parents are not happy to find out their […]

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The Internet is a very interesting place. But the reality is, time spent online can become addictive. It can be easy to get caught up in exploring sites or playing online games – so much so that this online time interferes with real life. This seems to be a particular problem with teens. Let’s explore […]