*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…

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*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Laboratory Equipment. Drinking highly caffeinated alcoholic beverages triggers changes in the adolescent brain similar to taking cocaine, and the consequences last into adulthood as an altered ability to deal with rewarding substances, according to a Purdue University study. Richard van Rijn, an assistant professor of medicinal…

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*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. The teenage years are a time of change for both young people and parents as an adolescent experiences physical, mental, emotional, and social transformations. Transition from a child to a young adult is accompanied by a teens’ desire to increase independence from parents as…