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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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more