*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Live Science. Across the U.S., there’s been an uptick in the percentage of teens who are having episodes of depression, a new report finds. From 2013 to 2014, about one in nine teens in the United States had a major depressive episode, up from about one in 10…

  If you were asked to share with a group of parents things you’re glad you did as you were raising your kids, what would you say? My husband and I were given this opportunity recently at our church. Over the next five posts, I want to share with you the five choices we’re glad…

  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on U.S. News & World Report. Cyberbullying among teens is highly likely to involve current or former friends and dating partners, a new study finds. Researchers analyzed data from a 2011 survey of nearly 800 students in grades 8 through 12 at a public school…

What does it mean to have faith on this parenting journey?  September will mark 16 years since autism came into our lives. J was 22 months old. In the very early days, faith meant trusting God for healing. People prayed and encouraged and gave us timelines for God’s miracle.  “By 6 he will be healed!”…

  Trending Today on Twitter – 8/19/16 1. #WorldPhotoDay 2. #5YearsOfWMYB 3. #MySquadCallsMe 4. #5WordPrenup 5. #FridayReads 6. Newark 7. Colin Powell 8. Jimmy Feigen 9. Happy 70th 10. Indiana University Source: Twitter Trending Searches Today on Google – 8/19/16 1. Frank Ocean 2. Darren Sharper 3. Donald Trump Statute 4. Caster Semenya 5. War…

  *The following is excerpted from an online article posted on Reuters. Young people try electronic cigarettes out of curiosity about the devices and alluring flavors that range from cotton candy to pizza, but keep vaping because of their low cost, according to a study released on recently. The report published in the medical journal…

  Kids know more about you than you know about them. People are wired to pay closer attention to someone who has power over their world. Think about it. You probably know more about the President than he knows about you. As kids and teenagers grow up, they depend on the adults in their world…

Be honest. Even if you didn’t say that out loud, you’ve thought it at least once! Yet, the primary “care-giver” really does have the need to leave home, leave town, and leave their child behind from time to time. Perhaps we need to leave our child behind (not in the sense that they’re taking off…

  This week we are recapping our most-shared culture blog posts to-date in 2016. *The following is from March 14, and was excerpted from an online article posted on Science Daily. A new study on family technology rules is among the first to explore children’s expectations for parents’ technology use — revealing kids’ feelings about fairness and ‘oversharing’…

I’m not a huge fan of exaggeration, so let me say as clearly as I can, “The entire world changes when your kid gets a smart phone.” You think you know, oh you’ve read some articles or heard chit chat at dinner parties, but you have no idea what happens when your parenting goes digital. Up…

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