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…

  Josh Shipp, award-winning teen expert featured on MTV, CNN, and in The New York Times, gives parents strategies you can use today to help understand and parent your teenager well. How to listen: iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | TuneIn   YOUR CUE Instead of lecturing, try asking your teen questions to gauge…

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*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral. Among young adults the use of social media is ubiquitous. However, posts from this population segment often include content that contains sexual or offensive material. Researchers from the University of Plymouth investigated this behavior and discovered risky social media posts are not just due…

  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.   Playing contact sports like football or ice hockey can alter the structure and function of the brain, Canadian researchers report.   Brain scans showed that these changes were particularly pronounced in sports that have the greatest risk of body contact.   “There…

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  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on PsychCentral.   Emerging research suggests the quality of your high school friendships, rather than the number of friendships, influence mental health through young adulthood.   Adolescence is a time of social challenges and changing expectations. For many youth, being with the “in crowd” and…

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The transition from summertime to back-to-school can happen so quickly that we’re already in our new routine before we even realize it. Below are some suggestions for how to create an intentional and meaningful back-to-school rhythm for a kid in each phase. Preschool: BacktoSchoolRhythm_Pre_single Elementary: BacktoSchoolRhythm_Elem_single Middle School: BacktoSchoolRhythm_MS_single High School: BacktoSchoolRhythm_HS_single

  Ninth grade is a year of awakening. It’s like the moment when . . . Peter Parker discovers his amazing spider powers. Katniss Everdeen realizes her unique strength and talent. Batman takes Robin under his wing and trains him how to fight crime. Ninth grade is the year our kids truly begin to discover…