How Much is Too Much Screen Time for Teens

Is Excessive Screen Time Causing Teen Depression and Anxiety? Common Sense Media reported that screen use for adolescents jumped 17 percent since 2019, a steeper increase than in the prior four years prior the pandemic.  Screen use rose by nearly 50...

Teens Buying Drugs Online

Years ago when a teenager wanted to score drugs they didn’t have look far, it was to their friends (negative peer group), classmates in school, at parties or even from our home medicine cabinet. Fast forward today and you’ll find young people are now getting drugs...

Tips for Creating A Smartphone Contract

Having a smartphone contract in place early can help your kids understand the guidelines you expect to follow as well as the consequences they can expect when they are broken. Smartphone contracts can also help limit screen time. Giving kids a cell phone...

5 Ways to Reduce Your Teen’s Screen Time

Since the pandemic, screen media among young people has increased 17 percent according to a new Common Sense Survey. We have now seen a decline in mental health in teens, a rise in depression, anxiety and underperforming in school. Technology is not going away, as a...

Sue Scheff Parent Advocate

Career Thoughts Interview with Sue Scheff Sue Scheff has spent over 20 years (since 2001) helping parents of struggling teens. She has based her business (Parents’ Universal Resource Experts) off of her own experience as a parent of an at-risk child, and is...

Teen Online Safety Tips

As a parent, you want to protect your child from the dangers of the internet. There are countless stories of predators, hackers, and thieves targeting and exploiting young adults. To avoid this, many parents will go as far as to limit or prohibit their child’s use of...

Could Instagram Be Damaging Our Teens?

Facebook Knew Instagram Could Be Harmful to Our Teens The tech giant has studied how the app affects youth. An article in The Wall Street Journal reports that Facebook’s own documents found Instagram to be damaging to teens.A 2017 survey, published by the U.K.’s...