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...

Why Teens are Having a Rough Time

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A recent Time Magazine cover story1 highlighted how anxiety and depression in teens have been on the rise since 2012... and sadly, that trend continues. In my daily work with teens, I see how their social culture constantly triggers stress, anxiety and often depression. "Adolescents...

Do You Monitor Social Media?

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If you've been to one my presentations recently, then you've heard me talk all about how important it is for parents to know about the apps your kids are using. It's also imperative for you to monitor their interactions on social media.