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Safety Issues

Football Brain Damage: Should Parents Worry?

With stories in the news about ex-football players succumbing to dementia and suicide, brain damage from playing football over a period of years has come …

6 Reasons to Take the Car Keys Away from Your Teen

When teens begin to drive, the event signals another step toward independence. It can also be a time of high stress for parents. The common …

How to Talk to Your Teen About Sexting

  “Sexting” – sending or receiving sexually explicit messages, images, or video – is becoming an increasingly common part of modern life. A 2015 survey …

Discussing Sex with Your Teenage Son

Though talking about sex with your children can be awkward, don’t avoid it. Even if your teenager already knows about sex, you still need to …

The Danger Window Blinds Pose to Toddlers

Parenting can sometimes seem like a constant series of emergencies, with threats to your child’s health around every corner. From the sodas that children drink …

How to Enforce Driving Rules for Your Teen

One of the scariest days for any parent is the day their teenager, having passed their driver’s exam, takes the keys and backs out of …

4 Ways to Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet

When your child was younger, you taught him or her how to look both ways before crossing the street, to avoid talking to strangers, and …

4 Warning Signs Your Child May Be Using Inhalant Drugs

Inhalant drugs are dangerous chemicals you cannot see. They are harmful vapors emitted from products such as glue, paint, gasoline, polish for shoes, and fluid …

7 Questions to Ask to Keep Your Teen Safe at Parties

When it comes to raising teenagers, parents spend a lot of time worrying about where their teens are and what they are doing. The majority …

Why It’s Good to Teach Your Child to Ride a Bike

  Most kids want to learn to ride a bike, and it’s an easy way to get them into the fresh air and exercising, but …

When to Leave Your Teen Alone

Raising teenagers can be a terrifying experience. Often there are no easy answers, and every parent has a different struggle with their teen. However, every …

Have You Had ‘The Talk’ with Your Teen: Security in a Digital Age

Parents, it’s time to have “the talk” with your teen. No, not the conversation about the birds and the bees, the social media talk. The …

Keeping Your Teen Safe: Parties

When it comes to raising teenagers, parents can go through a difficult time in worrying about where they are and what they are doing. The …

The Pros and Cons of Giving a Mobile Phone to a Teenager

Most teenagers own a mobile phone. Some are able to buy their own phone from the money they earn from working part-time, but the more …

5 Don’ts When Your ADHD Child Is Upset or Angry

Parents dread having to deal with meltdowns. However, parents of children with ADHD may face more meltdowns than other parents. Children with ADHD are more …

Safe Water Play for Kids

Looking for ways to get your kids out into the fresh air and sunshine? Why not set up a sprinkler or get the pool ready …