Last night, I went to hear a fabulous speaker at my kids’ elementary school. She was there to talk about generational differences (FYI, our kids are called Gen V, for Viral), and also to discuss the trends that take place within each generation. For example, we Gen Xers are a skeptical, anxious group, and as parents, we want really badly to “be there” for our kids … [Read more...] about Will Gen V Have a Reverse Gender Gap?
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Reverse psychology. We've all heard of it and probably know what it is, but have you actually tried it on your kids? The thing is, you try to be the best parent you can be, but sometimes life doesn't prepare you for those unexpected moments when a parent wonders, "Uhhh, what the heck do I say?!"The ScenarioYou've been hearing some movement, the scurrying of little feet, … [Read more...] about Does Reverse Psychology Work?
When I was 12, my father died of cancer. People didn’t talk openly about cancer then except for occasionally whispering the “C” word and certainly not in front of the children. While I knew my father was sick, no one ever told me what was wrong with him, or why he was in the hospital for prolonged periods of time. In fact, I never even visited him, … [Read more...] about When Mothers & Daughters Role Reverse
What you need to know about the latest breakthroughs in skincare – and it’s all natural. For centuries humans have been on that elusive search for the fountain of youth. And while a magical spring has not been discovered, did you know that there are significant advances being made in skincare technology today? These advances proactively keep your skin looking healthy and … [Read more...] about The latest breakthroughs in skincare – and it’s all natural.
“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