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Is Your Teen Suicidal? 5 Warning Signs for Parents

The teenage years are arguably the most challenging for teens and their parents alike. While many teenagers have occasional mood swings and seem defiant, it’s easy to attribute this bad behavior to normal adolescent changes. Unfortunately, due to the prevalence of problems with teens, it can be easy to dismiss the warning signs of a more serious issue. Depression is … [Read More...]

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Children, Sex, and the 2015 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Cover

Forget about banning Fifty Shades of Grey. Believe it or not, an even more disturbing and sexually deviant communiqué has probably already entered your home or your kids' Instagram or FaceBook accounts. Yep, I'm talking about that glossy February perennial, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. If you have not seen it, here's the 2015 visual: a close-up of … [Read More...]

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How to Match Your Parenting Style to Your Child’s Needs

“The noblest pleasure is the joy of understanding.” – Leonardo da Vinci “I’m never going to drive when I grow up,” my 5-year-old son, Alessio, says in his quiet, determined way. “I am,” his sister, Sienna, replies. She is three. “I’m going to drive a pink convertible, and I’m going to drive it really fast.” She is practically bouncing off the walls with glee. She … [Read More...]

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Parenting Teens & Tweens: Tips & Tricks

Last week I was picking up my daughters from dance class, and was greeted by some stressed out mothers who had recently been experiencing a bit of “tween girl hormonal rage”. Considering my girls are ages 9, 12 and 13, they figured I might have some experiences and advice to share. While I think I’ve gotten off pretty easily in the hormonal attitude department, I do have a … [Read More...]