Values & Culture

Setting the stage for teens’ healthy media use

By |February 12th, 2018|

TV, computer games, music, blogs, radio, smart phones . . . to say the average American adult consumes a lot of media is an understatement.  America’s youth are no different.  With so many media sources literally at their fingertips, some children and teens may actually spend more time consuming media than sleeping. Today’s Parenthetical post talks about ways to make the time your teen spends using media worthwhile.
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The Diverging Paths of Parents and Teens

By |February 5th, 2018|

We usually think of the teen years as a period of major changes […]

Parenting from the Sidelines

By |January 22nd, 2018|

Have you ever been to a sporting event or performance where the parent […]

5 Things I Do Differently at Holidays with Teens

By |December 18th, 2017|

As the holiday season is rapidly approaching, some of us might be feeling a […]

Burning Out: Adults Who Work With Youth Feel Stress Too

By |December 11th, 2017|

In the past, Parenthetical has focused on why parental self-care is important and […]

A Parent’s Role in Body Image

By |October 30th, 2017|

Last Halloween, a woman in North Dakota planned to hand out candy to […]

The Teen Quest for Identity: Where Every Day is Halloween

By |October 23rd, 2017|

Identity formation can often be an exciting, and sometimes stressful, time for both […]

Teenage Citizens

By |October 16th, 2017|

Everyone’s future rests upon the next generation’s ability to realize and support democracy […]

Supporting Adolescents in a Rapidly Changing World

By |October 2nd, 2017|

The world has changed a lot since most of us were teens and […]