Archive for November 2014

Remember what www means when posting items online

Remember what www means when posting items online
If you’re reading this, you’re likely very familiar with the Internet. In this day and age, most people are. Indulge me, please, and glance up a couple inches to the part of your screen that shows you the web address of this site. See that little “www” at the start of the address? Why do... Read more »

7 great quotes on parenting adolescents from expert Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.

7 great quotes on parenting adolescents from expert Laurence Steinberg, Ph.D.
Yesterday I attended a talk by Laurence Steinberg, the renowned author and psychology professor who has spent much of his 40 year career researching adolescence. His latest book, Age of Opportunity: Lessons from the New Science of Adolescence, focuses on helping parent and kids thrive, not just survive, this developmentally crucial life stage. He said... Read more »

What parents need to know before letting kids handle over the counter medication

What parents need to know before letting kids handle over the counter medication
Tweens start administering over the counter (OTC) medication to themselves around age 11, but a new study indicates that many of them are not armed with the information needed to do so safely and stats from theĀ American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) and Scholastic show that it is having a significant and scary impact... Read more »
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Kate hates school

Kate hates school
Every tween and teen is different and so is every family. When talking with another parent, I usually find myself both nodding in agreement as they discuss the issues they face and at the same time appreciating their child’s uniqueness and awesomeness. I love hearing all kinds of different perspectives. I wanted to feature different... Read more »

Why you should take your kids with you when you vote

Why you should take your kids with you when you vote
Election ads on TV, campaign literature, and robocalls are all impossible to avoid here with the election just a few days away. I’m pretty sick of all of them and at this point I don’t like any of the candidates, for anything. It reminds me of when I was 10 and my teacher said of... Read more »