How to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude

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Thanksgiving marks the official kickoff of the holiday season. Despite the stir of excitement the season tends to bring, colder, shorter days and high expectations can sometimes leave us feeling more stressed, overwhelmed, and down. However, research suggests that one aspect of the Thanksgiving...

Cyberbullying – What Parents Need to Know

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It’s that time of year again – we’re back in the school routine! Hopefully many students and parents are happy to see friends and develop new skills, but there is also a growing concern about cyber bullying. Rightfully so, considering almost 43% of kids have been bullied online

Ugh, it’s True: Phones Actually Make Teens Unhappy

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I've been talking to parents for years about the Impact of Social Media on Teens during my evening programs at our local schools. It's a topic I'm very passionate about not only because I'm fascinated by the teen mind, but also because I'm a pa...

How to Talk to Teens About Weed in 2017

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More and more, we hear from parents who are struggling with what messages to give their teens about marijuana. Many misconceptions exist around marijuana. With many states debating the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use, the messages can be mixed. Teens often argue that...