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...

Paying for college

Don’t let money be a barrier to higher education If your child’s goals after high school include college, they are on a good path! By 2020, nearly seven of every ten jobs will require education or training beyond high school. But let’s face it, the cost of college can...

Social Media and Self Esteem

As told by Laurie Wolk Social media has opened a new set of problems for today’s parents. Children are no longer learning key life skills and their self-worth is often wrapped in their digital presence. It is up to parents to combat this influence in their children’s...

Prom Safety

A Night to Remember By Shomari B. Jackson, prevention specialist at Southwest Behavioral & Health Services As high school graduation continues to loom ever closer for Arizona seniors, teens are faced with a wild mix of emotions—sadness to be parting with friends...

Unplug!

  By Christa Melnyk Hines   Whether you want to become a stronger, more intuitive communicator or you’re trying to raise one, free time spent unplugged can make a big difference. Here’s why: Increased self-awareness. Time alone or unplugged helps us pursue personal...

Preteen Dating

Trivial Terrain or Timely Talks? By Denise Yearian   Boys and girls have always been attracted to one another. But the age attraction begins varies tremendously from one person to another. For some, those feelings of attraction start in late elementary school. For...

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