I’m a “fix it” mama. Sibling argument? I’m there to mediate. Upset stomach? I have medicine for that. Shoes have a hole? No problem. I can buy new ones. Difficult homework? We can figure it out together (thanks to YouTube tutorials). Yep. I was pretty good at the whole “Mom to the rescue” thing up until…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. With late-night study sessions and plenty of opportunities to socialize, college life seems geared toward an erratic sleep schedule. But new research suggests that an unpredictable sleep pattern may take a toll on students’ grades. “Our results indicate that going to sleep and waking…

If you’re under the age of 35, you probably didn’t notice it. If you’ve been around longer than that, you may have picked up on it. It was the role caffeine played in the recent Netflix hit, “13 Reasons Why.” It seems that in just about every episode, some combination of characters wound up hanging out at…

Apparently anxiety was a problem way back when Time Magazine ran this cover in 1961. The covered featured the now-familiar Edvard Munch painting known as “The Scream.” Interestingly enough, Munch painted this way back in 1893. I guess that proves that paralyzing and scream-inducing anxiety has been around for quite some time. Reading the Old…

  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.   The professor may be lecturing, but too often college students aren’t listening: They’re using their laptops to surf the Internet instead.   Now, new research finds that all that distraction in the classroom may mean poorer grades for students.   The research…

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  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral.   New research finds that the way your teen perceives your parenting tactics, makes a big difference in whether they will comply or rebel with your admonitions.   Researchers at the University of California, Riverside (UCR), found that when teens viewed their parents’ parenting tactics…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on USA Today. American teenagers are the best behaved they’ve ever been — drinking and smoking less and doing fewer drugs than their predecessors in more than 40 years of tracking. Even use of marijuana is down among 8th- and 10th-graders, though it’s flat among high school seniors,…

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I remember years ago when my son Charlie was just under two years old, before his autism diagnosis, we had started a 529 Savings Plan for both of my children to help save towards college.  I was excited that we were starting early and hopeful by doing this we would be able to pay for…