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School is back in session across the country.  It’s true – online cruelty never takes a break, but when school opens we can see a rise in peer cruelty online and off. In McAfee’s 2014 Teens and Screens Study, they reported cyberbullying has tripled and at least 24% of the tweens and teens said they […]

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The first day back at school can be nerve-wracking for students, teachers and parents. But it doesn’t have to be. Whether it’s staying organized, making the bus, or sounding smart, AT&T has put together a list of apps and tricks to cure the back-to-school jitters: Students: Worried about oversleeping? Download CARROT Alarm. According to their […]

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Kindness matters!  It’s time to implement compassion and kindness into our homes and classrooms and make it a priority. Guest post from Joey Katona Over the last few years, we have learned from the Ashoka Changemaker Schools Network and a research project with the Harvard Graduate School of Education that there is a need for […]

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I was honored to be asked to be a guest contributor for My Jewish Learning and The Canteen.  It is the blog section The Foundation for Jewish Camp website with many great articles for parents to learn about a variety of life lessons of raising today’s youth. I did a 3-part series on the latest […]

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By Peggy McKibbin In this digital age, your teen has more access to information than ever before. With the rapid advancement of technology, it can be difficult as a parent to keep tabs on everything your teen is exposed to online. However, it is becoming increasingly important to tune in to what websites your teen […]

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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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We preach to our children, especially our teenagers — think before you post, it is public and permanent.  But how many times have parents thought before they uploaded a photo from a office party or maybe one of those silly quotes about if “Box Tops for Education were on wine labels, my kid’s school would […]

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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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Here’s a wake-up call for parents – you are unlikely to know if your teen is a victim of cyberbullying. No doubt you’ve witnessed reports of what appears to be a huge increase in cases of cyberbullying. It makes sense; our kids are online all of the time, especially on their phones, and a lot of […]

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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 […]