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Teen Smartphones and Social Networking – Buyer Beware

| Adolescence, Adolescent Brain, Critical Thinking, Parent-child Communication, Parenting, Parenting Videos, Peer Pressure, Teen Culture, Teen Success, Teen Suicide | No Comments

Today, most phone calls are made using wireless smartphones, relayed by Wi-Fi devices in your home or distant radio towers. What we used to call telephones are now called landlines, and these are disappearing from homes. The smartphone technology that…

Share the Secret – Help Your Teen Care about Developing the Prefrontal Cortex

| Adolescence, Adolescent Brain, Critical Thinking, Teen Success | No Comments

If you’ve read about the teen brain, you know it’s mostly about a child’s final stage of brain development, during which the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is wired for foundation critical thinking skills. In one respect, wiring the PFC is like…

How Our Teen Daughter Learned to Manage Money

| Education, Guest Blog Posts, Parenting, Parenting Books, Teen Success, Work | No Comments

Money matters can get complicated. Buying what you need and want while living within your means. Purchasing the right amount of insurance. Investing wisely and saving for your child’s college education. Minimizing debt and maintaining a strong credit rating. Protecting…

Sexualization in Children’s TV Shows

| Adolescence, Guest Blog Posts, Health & Nutrition, Parenting, Teen Culture, Teen Sex | No Comments

When it comes to sex education, parents need to learn more about how our culture sexualizes their kids. This guest post, which addresses this “blind spot,” comes from Elizabeth McDade-Montez, Ph.D. a Senior Research Associate at etr.org (Education, Training, and…