I am raising three teenagers. Their behavior frustrates me. The risks they take terrify me. But a new Federal survey conducted among 50,000 teenagers shows that I’m dead wrong to be so amped up. Because today’s teens are actually far more mature and responsible than I was at their age. Here’s the good news for 2017. American teenagers today Have sex less Drink … [Read more...] about How Concerned Should We Be About Our Teens
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Think your child is only on Facebook and is probably aware of the dangers? Think again—and again, and again, and again. Your tweens and teens are on many social media sites, and chances are it’s not even Facebook. Most parents know about Facebook; heck, most parents are on Facebook. What parents don’t know about are the countless other social media experiences their children … [Read more...] about Ready, Set, Selfie: Should We Be Concerned About Our Kids On Social Media?
Your third trimester of pregnancy can be fraught with different symptoms. The baby is completing its pre-pregnancy growth; your body is getting ready for labor. Though there are normal things for your body to do during these last few months of gestation, there are symptoms that warrant attention by medical professionals. Understanding what the abnormal symptoms are during late … [Read more...] about Symptoms to Be Concerned About During Late Pregnancy
I have a one month old and am concerned about the flu. What can I do? As I am sure you know, we are experiencing a very severe influenza outbreak due to the H1N1 virus. The seasonal flu, which will come in the next few months, will make this flu season long and harsh. Infants are at high risk for developing complications from the flu, so it is appropriate … [Read more...] about I have a one month old and am concerned about the flu?
I’ve never had trouble making friends. In high school, I was that kid who bopped from group to group, never settling with any one posse, happily getting along with people from all different social circles. And then I got older. And then I became a mom. Our friends and colleagues were split… They were either single and childless, or had kids that were older. Having a … [Read more...] about Making Mom Friends During Covid-19