Why I teach my kids to be rude

Teaching your children to say no, is not teaching rudeness, but rather the confidence to assert themselves in establishing boundaries should a difficult situation arise later in life.

Study: Parents who give their teenagers alcohol are inviting trouble

Parents who claim that providing 'sips of alcohol' or permitting drinking 'under their supervision' is doing a huge disservice to their teens.  Providing any amount of alcohol to teenagers can have negative consequences. 

An adult who went undercover at a Kansas high school found today’s teenage girls think it’s ‘normal’ to post ‘promiscuous’ pictures online

An adult goes undercover as a high school student and realizes how rampant sexting is, especially among young girls.  It is so commonplace, that sexting is practically the new norm.  The effects may not only damage a girl's reputation, but also her self esteem.

How the Role of Teenage Girls is affected in a Misogynistic World.

Growing up 'a girl' comes with societal stereotypes that are often uncomplimentary to women.  However, denying oneself the right to like things intended or marketed for girls is equally misogynistic.  Embrace who you are and what you like and to heck with what anyone says.

What Happened When I Found My Teenage Son On A Hookup Site

What is the appropriate reaction to discovering your teenager has posted pictures of his/her genitals on the internet?  A mother gives her account of being in such a situation and how she handled it....as best she could.

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don’t realize about life for teenagers today

When 7 adults go undercover posing as high school students, they discover the magnitude of how disruptive and disturbing the effects are of a 24/7 social media world.  From not being able to focus in class and depression to sexting and cyberbullying, connecting has never been so isolating.

7 real-life skills your teen needs before going away to college

Your amazing child got accepted to and is attending college away from home.  Now the real work begins: living apart from parents, being independent and navigating life as a young adult. Discover what knowledge and survival skills will best equip your child at college.

How to Teach Your Kids to Spot Fake News

Help your kids know how to identify fake news at any age, from any source.  Instill in them the abilities to source check, inquire, research, share and analyze information.

A 14-year-old girl sexted her crush. She may have to register as a sex offender

What happens to teens when the law sees sexting as child pornography?  Should a 14 year-old girl have to register as a sex offender for the next 10 years for willingly sending an explicit photo of herself?

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