Posts Tagged ‘Parenting’

posted by on Addiction, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Prescription drug use

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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 […]

posted by on College Choices, College Tips, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen Stress, Wilderness Ventures

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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 […]

posted by on Bullying, Bullying prevention, Parenting, Parenting Blogs

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Schools will be open soon and although we know bullies didn’t take the summer off, the cafeteria bullies have had a summer break. Lunchroom bullying like schoolyard bullying are hotspots in schools. We haven’t heard a lot about food allergy bullying, however it is about time we do.  I recently posted an article on Huffington […]

posted by on Cell Phone, Cell phone safety, Cyber Safety, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Cybersafety, Internet Privacy, Online activity, Online Safety, Online Security, Parental Controls, Parenting, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teens and Technology, Texting

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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 […]

posted by on Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Teen driving, Teen Issues

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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 […]

posted by on Binge Drinking, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Parenting tips, Struggling Teens, Teen drug abuse, Teen drug use, Teen Help, Teen Help Programs, Troubled Teens, Underage Drinking

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Every week  I hear from parents about how intelligent their teens are, yet they are either using drugs (smoking pot) or drinking on a regular basis or even just on the weekends with their friends.  Yes, these kids are very smart and some are even very athletic, but they are making stupid choices.  This is […]

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It is such a simple word, kindness.  To be kind to one another seems like such a simple task, yet on almost a daily basis we hear about peer cruelty online (both adults and kids) that will use keystrokes as their weapon of choice to hurt others. Recently I was at the movies waiting in […]

posted by on Cyber Safety, Cybersafety, Internet Privacy, Internet profile, Internet Safety, Online Safety, Online Security, Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Security Online, Social Networking

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What can parents do to keep their teens safe online? Parenting has been a frightening proposition since the beginning of time, but parents today are faced with challenges no generation has ever faced: raising children who have spent their entire lives immersed in the Internet and social media. Here we take a look at the […]

posted by on Parenting, Parenting Blogs, Parenting Teens, Social Drinking

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This is a guest post and the name is withheld upon request.  I believe it is a very powerful true story that can be your story or someone you know.  There is never any shame in being honest with yourself and your family–it is the first step to recovery and beginning a life that you […]

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Summer is here and travel time is easier with a tablet – let’s face it, it just is! According to a recent report from the Pew Research Center, tablet adoption is on a blistering pace, with parents leading the way. For the first time, a third (34%) of American adults ages 18 and older own […]