We live in a time where trends and fades inspire and encourage others to take leaps of faith that they usually would not take. Studies show millennials are waiting longer to have children than any other generation. Also, the birth rate continues to decline rapidly. Many contribute the decline to complications or infertility issues that may occur for an older woman who tries to … [Read more...] about Companies Changing Their Policies For Women Who Want To Prepare For Baby
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“Which is worse for you, alcohol or pot?” With the increasing trend toward legalizing marijuana, this is a question that is foremost in the minds of a lot of teens right now, and it is critical that parents and educators understand a few important things before they try to respond. Most responses miss the real issue: the difference between the adult brain and the … [Read more...] about What Every Parent Needs to Understand About Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain
I’m embarrassed to ask that…what will they think of me? This is what many parents tell us when we discuss the importance of asking “safety questions” of another parent/friend /adult before sending their kids to a play date, sleep over, or off to sports practice. With all of the stories in the media lately about seemingly "trusted" adults in children’s lives who have … [Read more...] about 7 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Before A Play Date
When I walked in to my daughter attempting suicide due to extreme bullying, I was horrified and heartbroken. Most of all, I was surprised and felt guilty that I had missed that anything of this magnitude was happening in her life. Bullying has been around forever, heck, I was bullied as a kid, but bullying has changed so much. Social Media has made escaping bullying nearly … [Read more...] about Is My Child Being Bullied? How Do I Help?
Each year, one of the administrators from the middle school tells a story to incoming parents. The story involves a chrysalis that is struggling to turn into a butterfly and a kind person who, after seeing the painful process, decides to help remove it from its binds. The problem is that it is in the very process of breaking free that the butterfly gains the strength that it … [Read more...] about Focus On Resilience In Wake of School Shootings