Congratulations!! Your teen has passed the driver’s test. You must be very proud and if you are at all like me, you are a bit terrified. The statistics on teen drivers are scary! Car crashes took more than 2,400 young lives in 2016- that’s 6 teen deaths per day. All new drivers- even straight ‘A’ Read More
Is Caffeine Safe for Children and Teenagers?
In recent years, soda consumption in the United States has been dropping. Unfortunately, many other sugary and caffeinated drinks have taken the place of soda. We have seen a proliferation of energy drinks, fancy coffees, “healthy” teas and even caffeine supplements over the past few years. Many Read More
Sibling Rivalry: Avoid Being the Judge and Jury
The kids are having fun together, laughing and playing. And then, just like that, they are not. Crying and yelling ensues with tattling soon to follow. How these situations are handled can determine how often they occur. Really. Children often escalate a situation in order for a parent to get Read More
It’s National Bullying Prevention Month. The Oxford dictionary says a bully is a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. As concerned adults, our challenge is to see not just the individual situations, but the whole picture. We all agree that we need to do our Read More