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Handing over the Keys: Helping teens become safe drivers

By |June 26th, 2017|

Learning to drive is an important rite of passage for most teens. It […]

Supporting Speaking Up: Helping Your Teen Self-Advocate

By |June 19th, 2017|

Previously, we’ve encouraged parents to promote youth self-advocacy when it comes to seeking […]

Your Child is Dating. Congratulations?

By |June 12th, 2017|

Teenage dating is a rite of passage for parents and teens. Gone are […]

Mentors: Who, When, and Where?

By |June 5th, 2017|

Two weeks ago we explored the importance of mentors for developing youth. In fact, […]

Talking about terrorism and mass violence with teens: What can parents do?

By |May 30th, 2017|

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the […]

Mentors: Why They Matter

By |May 22nd, 2017|


In my spare time, I am the proud mentor of a charismatic, funny, […]

Parent Policing: Helping your Teen Stay Safe Online

By |May 15th, 2017|

Whether it’s a computer, smartphone, tablet or even an iPod, teens today have […]

Mindful Parenting

By |May 8th, 2017|

“Being present or mindful” is a goal many of us set throughout the […]

Straight from the Teacher’s Mouth: How to support your kid’s learning

By |May 1st, 2017|

As many students prepare to finish the school year, it is an important time […]

Twinkies for Teens: When Two Roads Diverged, My Teen Took the Healthy One

By |April 17th, 2017|

Today’s Parenthetical post discusses teens’ eating habits, and how parents (you!) can help your teen […]