Helping Kids Cope with Hardship

     Many adults learn to cope with tragic news and events to a certain extent but when a child becomes exposed to something hitting the headlines like a natural disaster or a mass shooting it can sometimes have a profound effect on their young minds and create strong feelings of emotional distress. It would be a good idea to have a strategy prepared for … Continue reading Helping Kids Cope with Hardship

School’s Out: Top Tips for Teens Who Want to Make the Most of Summer Vacation

     For many young people, summer means, sun, sand, surf, and of course, no school. But, all that down time puts kids at risk of losing the critical amount of information and find them playing catch up well into the new school year, plus the time off is perfect for getting them ready for the future. We’ve put together a few tips that will … Continue reading School’s Out: Top Tips for Teens Who Want to Make the Most of Summer Vacation

No Judgement Zone: Activities to Give Your Teen a Break from Social Media

     As an adult, you may not fully understand the pressure put on teens by social media, unless you yourself are on social media constantly. Sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram may look harmless from a distance. In small doses, they probably can be. When teenagers spend too much time posting and commenting, however, emotional problems may occur. That’s why it’s a … Continue reading No Judgement Zone: Activities to Give Your Teen a Break from Social Media

STDs and You: Crucial FAQs and Their Eye-Opening Answers

     It is a conversation that you don’t want to have for sure, but STDS are on the rise, so it is better to get some answers to some important questions and find out where you stand. You may want to learn more about your testing options for example, or you may simply want to know what symptoms you should be looking out for. … Continue reading STDs and You: Crucial FAQs and Their Eye-Opening Answers

Tech for Teens: Gadgets and Apps to Simplify Your Adolescent’s Crazy-Busy Life

     Stories lamenting the unfortunate level of devotion that teens have to entertaining everyday technology, are easy to see. It isn’t as common to see how technology could be healthy to a young digital native today. If you’re parent to a teen, and aren’t sure how technology could be good for your kid, here are several ideas. For some kids, technology offers focus Certainly, … Continue reading Tech for Teens: Gadgets and Apps to Simplify Your Adolescent’s Crazy-Busy Life

Stuffing Sense: Why There Are No Beans in Bean Bag Chairs

     Providing so much comfort, bean bags have become an essential room accessory of today. But have you ever wondered why they don’t put beans in bean bag chairs? That’s because bean bag chairs have evolved too! Since it’s all about making bean bag chairs more appealing, more convenient, and now, more environmentally benign, these comfortable couches are filled with synthetic and natural materials, … Continue reading Stuffing Sense: Why There Are No Beans in Bean Bag Chairs

Review: First Check® Home Drug Testing Kit

     First Check® knows you want to trust your teenager. But there are times when you might begin to fear the worst, that your child is using drugs or alcohol. Some of the signs that you might begin to see are an unexplained drop in grades; isolating themselves from the rest of the family; not being truthful about where they are going and who … Continue reading Review: First Check® Home Drug Testing Kit