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Valentine’s Day Family Activities

Valentine’s Day Family Activities

Valentine’s Day is for Family too! Valentine’s Day is a holiday centered around love, happiness and sweets! Although most people may not initially think of family when it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are several family-oriented activities that make Feb. 14 more than a day for lovebirds. Baking Baking and bonding go hand-in-hand. Valentine’s Day […]

Spring Break: Safety for Teens

Spring Break: Safety for Teens

For teens, spring break gets a major renovation around senior year of high school. This transformation takes place primarily because by age 17, most teens have their driver’s license and are ready to hit the road. In preparation for spring break, teens often collaborate and plan overnight trips to nearby destinations. Although it is common [...]
Depression in Young Children

Depression in Young Children

Although it is often difficult for parents of children under the age of five to accept, doctors now know it is possible for very young children to suffer from depression. Oftentimes, children who are depressed are thought to be shy, distant, lazy, stubborn, or defiant. Every child has a bad day and is sad or […]

Tips for Communication With Your Teen

Tips for Communication With Your Teen

Keep Communication Open Show an interest in your child’s activities by asking open-ended questions that limit one-word answers such as “yes,” “no,” and “fine.” Ask your child, “What did you do in gym class today?” along with comments such as “Tell me about school today” to extend conversations and find out more about his life [...]
Teens and Peer Relationships

Teens and Peer Relationships

Everyone needs to belong and feel connected with others; this need for acceptance, approval, and belonging is especially important during the teen years. Adolescents who feel isolated from family or rejected by friends are more likely to engage in risky behaviors. Peer pressure can impair good judgment and lure a teen away from positive influences [...]
Talking To Your Teen About Sex

Talking To Your Teen About Sex

As children enter their teen years and develop a strong interest in the opposite sex, they become intent on learning all they can about the facts of life. The question for parents is, who will teach them? Although we often find it difficult to discuss the subject of sex with our children, it is important [...]

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