Stress Free Mornings

By Tanni Haas, Ph.D. In my family, mornings used to be really stressful, with everyone running around like chickens with their heads off as we rushed to get ready and out the door. Things have changed. Through trial and error, and conversations with other parents,...

Gotta Catch ‘Em All!

What parents and caregivers should know about Pokémon Go By Michelle Talsma Everson It just debuted two months ago but Pokémon Go has become the biggest mobile game in U.S. history, according to a recent infographic released by Touchstone Research. With millions of...

My Child is Being Cyberbullied: What Now?

Ruth Carter – Not My Kid Times have changed. When a child was bullied in the past, they had a reprieve when they went home at the end of the day. Now that we have the internet and cell phones, the bullied child can be harassed from afar at all hours; and because...

When the Time is Right: to Discuss Substance Abuse

Shane Watson – Not My Kid Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with a very enthusiastic group of freshmen at a local high school regarding my personal experiences with substance abuse. What started as a seemingly mundane and carefree tale soon descended...

June 19 is Summer Learning Day

  Did you know it can take teachers as long as 4 to 6 weeks at the start of a new school year to help students brush up on skills they had previously mastered before summer break? The good news is parents can help their kids avoid the “summer brain drain” by...

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