Adolescents (13 years and older)

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Wondering what values are right for your family? Here’s where ...

You cannot teach your children what you cannot define. Read more to learn how to label your family’s values as an important first step raising happy, healt...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 31 of January, 2019
Flexible parenting techniques

The link between social media and teen suicide

Social media was created to connect people and make exchanging information easier. Unfortunately there has been an unanticipated side effect, especially for teens. W...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 18 of October, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Why is teen pregnancy still happening? How to talk to your tee...

This blog post is the second in a series of two blog posts. It is recommended that readers begin with “Why is teen pregnancy still happening? What parents need to know...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 4 of October, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Is fruit juice really healthy for my kids?

Lots of parents are looking for ways to help their children eat more fruit as part of a balanced diet. Fruit juice manufacturers and marketing t...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of June, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Cyberbullying 101: A parent’s guide

Our children are growing up in the midst of a fully digital life. There are few areas that are not influenced by the Internet. Even something as human as social...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 3 of May, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Why is teen pregnancy still happening? What parents need to kn...

By understand common developmental themes related to sexuality and reproduction throughout adolescence, parents will be able to adjust their message on sexual health to best meet the n...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 19 of April, 2018
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New recommendations for babies, children and teens: How much s...

Technology and digital media are transforming children’s lives Our lives have been transformed by the digital media, wireless internet access, and the vast amount of information available on...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 18 of January, 2018
Limits and discipline

Is sexting really harmful to teens?

Today’s adolescents live between the real and digital world. Access to the Internet from computers, laptops, tablets, and telephones allows them to easily plug int...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 23 of January, 2017
Flexible parenting techniques

Social media – The good, the bad and the ugly: A parent’s guid...

Nearly all children and teens that have access to a computer, tablet or telephone use the Internet daily.  Children and teens most commonly go online to text (87%...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 9 of January, 2017
Flexible parenting techniques

Telling tall tales: Have you caught your child lying?

Developmental influence on the concept of lying As a child’s brain develops, it has different capacities to think and reason. The ch...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of October, 2016
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