Getting behind the wheel of a car, or even in the passenger seat, after drinking alcohol is extremely dangerous–especially for teens. Today’s Parenthetical post directs you to a recent article posted in the New York Times by Dr. Perri Klass titled When Teenagers Drink, Avoiding the Risks From Driving. Dr. Klass discusses the important role parents play in helping their teen make smart decisions when it comes to drinking and driving. Find the article here.
This week's Parenthetical post is one of two in a new forgiveness series summarizing many of the concepts presented by Dr. Bob Enright of the International Forgiveness Institute during his Forgiveness Seminar at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. It offers suggestions for the importance and prac...
Admitting a learning challenge can be difficult for anyone, but for teens, who are already struggling with issues of identity and self-worth, asking for help can be even harder. As parents, there are steps we can take to help teens admit difficulties they may be facing and provide resources to help…
Your teen will likely spend lots of time in their room. Last week we talked about the importance of working with your teen to create smart bedroom spaces that are functional but that also speak to your child’s interests and personality. We offered some sites to help get you started. This week we
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