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College Application Month

Postsecondary education should be on your radar – no matter how old your children are For a parent, there’s no prouder moment than watching your child don their cap and gown and march across the stage to receive a well-earned diploma. While a kindergarten graduation...

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Typical or Troubled Teen

By Michelle Moorhead, M.A., LPC, Executive Director of Teen Lifeline Being the parent of a teenager is a difficult job. Many parents look at their stressed out teens and wonder what happened to their sweet child. The truth is, adolescence is a time of great change...

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Parents Ask – Foster Care

Q: Being a foster parent is so rewarding, but I’m not sure how to help my foster child deal with her anxiety and depression. Is this normal and how can I help her?-- Roxanne - Queen Cre A: Excellent question. Before answering, I’m really glad to hear you comment how...

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Teen Drug Trends

By Nora Heston Tarte   Once children hit middle school, the availability of drugs (both legal and illegal) skyrockets. A survey from the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 13 percent of eighth graders have used drugs at least once in the past year. By...

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Social Media Behavior

By Christa Melnyk Hines For our digital natives, online interaction is part of the new order. But that doesn’t mean our kids don’t require old-fashioned parental guidance. “Children today spend more time online than they do in school or with their parents so it’s...

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