Win at Parenting by Just Showing Up

There are parenting lessons hidden in some pretty obscure places. I ran into one the other day that offered at least a partial solution to my most pressing parenting problem: teaching my teens and pre-teens to use social media responsibly. This particular lesson began inside a 1920s-era factory near Chicago, continue reading …
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Why is My Teen Up All Night? #Vamplife #Vamping

Teens are so full of potential, so full of life, so...sleepy. Research shows that most teens do not get the sleep that they need on a daily basis. // The average teen needs about nine hours of sleep each night to feel alert and well rested.UCLA Sleep Disorders Center continue reading …
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Halloween for Teens

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Can't really say why—maybe it's a combination of my love of autumn, and dressing up in costume, and ghost stories. In any case, as my kids get older I'm only too happy to look for ways to extend the Halloween fun into continue reading …
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Eating Disorders and Self Harm on Instagram

#thinspo, #beatana, #cutting, #edwarrior If you saw these hashtags on your teen’s Instagram account, would you know what they meant? Instagram is a wildly popular social media platform for teens; it's also a place where lots of teens go looking for a community of like-minded others who have faced continue reading …
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VIDEO: Teens Explain Twitter

It’s hard to parent teens in the age of Twitter when few of us really understand how social media works. To help parents fill in the gaps, we asked some teens to explain (in their own words) what they think about the apps they use most. Hopefully, this will continue reading …
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