*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay. When a high school senior becomes a university freshman, change is the name of the game. A new school. New friendships. Even new ways of eating. As healthy, home-cooked meals give way to a campus diet of beer and pizza, student waistlines tend to…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on USA Today. America’s teenagers have a lot on their minds. They worry about school, about fitting in, about guns, about the environment, about just figuring out who they really are. But given that for the most part, mom and dad are still paying the bills,…

February 11, 2019 | Reggie Joiner | Time flies fast from elementary to college age, so get ready to change your parenting habits. Every child seems to move in warp speed toward the teenage years. I was caught by surprise when a new declaration of personal independence was automatically assumed the day my son got…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on WIRED. Jace has never lived in a world without Facebook. His father already had an account by the time he was born. Even before Jace could understand the concept of Facebook, he felt its influence every time his dad had him stop what he was doing…

October 16, 2018 | Steven Argue This fall, we sent our youngest daughter of three to college. You’d think I’d have this transition down by now.  I didn’t. I cried like a baby. At the most unexpected times. Over obscure memories. Parenting is not for the weak. It’s courageous. Gut wrenching. Beautiful. Death-defying. Life-giving. As…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Barna.com. We live in an increasingly “post-truth” political climate. But even before fake news and alternative facts, few Americans were in agreement about, well, almost anything. Over time, consensus on key moral principles has waned, and the younger generations are now inheriting this new moral…

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. Nearly one-third of young Americans ages 18 to 24 in a study sample were deemed “financially precarious,” or financially unstable, primarily because of poor financial literacy, a lack of money management skills and little income stability. Lead author and graduate student Gaurav Sinha from…

*The following is excerpted from an online article from Beloit College. Born in 2000, the first year of the new millennium, for this year’s entering college class of 2022, human beings have always been living — not just traveling — in space. The United States has always been in Afghanistan. Same-sex marriage has always been legal…

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.   When it comes to having “the talk,” many teens admit they’re not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new research reveals.   “Teens and young adults account for more STIs [sexually transmitted infections] than all other ages combined,” said…

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