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  • Family Fun at the Tots to Teens Expo
    Family Fun at the Tots to Teens Expo
    The 3rd annual Tots to Teens Expo held on Saturday, April 26, 2015, at the Washington Convention Center was a success. With thousands of people in attendance, there was something to do for everyone. This family friendly event provided lots of...
  • College or Gap Year: A Challenging Choice for Some Seniors
    College or Gap Year: A Challenging Choice for Some Graduating Seniors
    The college admissions emails and letters have all been sent out. Maybe your graduating senior did not get into her college of choice. Maybe your teen couldn’t decide on where to apply and was thinking a year or two at community college was...
  • Mom and Son
    Nine tips to Improve your relationship with your teen
    I had the pleasure of interviewing Jill Erickson, who is an old school mom. Jill believes in conducting family meetings, having her teens show up for dinner at 5 pm sharp, and lives her life with the mantra that parenting is a lifetime job. Jill...
  • Teen gunman
    Teens treated in the ER for assault at risk for future gun violence
    Research from the University of Michigan (U-M) found that teens treated in the emergency room for fighting were at a greater risk of getting into a violent incident involving a firearm than teens seen for reasons not related to assault. The study...
  • Teen pregnancy rates down, but too many teens still have unintended pregnancies
    IUDs, implants 'very effective,' but underused by teens
    Public health officials are advocating that more teens use intrauterine devices (IUDs) to prevent pregnancy, according to a recent report. Along with birth control implants, IUDs are considered the most effective and convenient birth control, with...
  • Energy drinks for sale
    Marketing of energy drinks is placed to appeal to teens
    There has been a great deal of heated controversy about the potential for dangerous side effects from drinking too many energy drinks. This has lead to advice by the American Academy of Pediatrics against the consumption of energy drinks by teens....
  • Drug test
    AAP just says ‘no’ to random drug testing in school
    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has issued an updated policy statement reaffirming its opposition to school-based drug testing. Appearing in the March 30 online issue of Pediatrics, the statement from the leading U.S. pediatric group says...
  • Kyesha Woods YouTube Screenshot
    Mom uses Facebook to make amends for teens' rude behavior; makes them apologize
    Alabama mother, Kyesha Smith Wood knew it was going to be a long shot but she sent out a public message on her Facebook page, nonetheless. She wanted to reach out and apologize to a woman who had been treated rudely by her daughter and...
  • happy teen
    Parental tactics for talking to your teens about the tough stuff.
    There has always been the long debate as to whether a parent should be a friend or an authority figure while raising teens. While no one has a perfect solution, allowing your kids to see your vulnerabilities as a human go a long way especially...
  •  Speakers at Teen Vogue's 10th Annual Fashion University in New York City
    Teenagers influence each other about perceptions of risk
    Teenagers are not necessarily focused on what adults consider as being risky situations. The University College London reported on March 27, 2015, judgements of young adolescents about how risky a situation might be are most greatly influenced by...
  • Zayn leaving 1D
    One Direction to carry on without Zayn Malik
    In 2010 a group was formed from 5 strangers when they appeared on X-Factor in Britain.The boys entered the contest separately and were quickly joined together by Simon Cowell (although Nicole Scherzinger claims to have had the idea first).After...
  • Homeworkl
    Study: There is such a thing as too much homework
    A new study may confirm your teenager’s long-held suspicion that more homework is not necessarily better. According to a March 23 news release, a study published in the Journal of Educational Psychology found that an hour of homework per...
  • Werm got Hopz
    Harlem Globetrotter visits South Florida rehab
    One of the world's premier basketball dunkers and team member of the famed Harlem Globetrotters traveling basketball team took his talents to Inspirations for Youth and Families (IYF) a premier teen treatment center. Brandon LaCue, more...
  • Presidential candidate in France
    Political correctness & evil?
    On its face political correctness seems innocent, polite and tolerant and for the most part this is true. But what about when being politically correct goes too far. two people have views that are correct in their own eyes and they don't...
  • America's Got Talent
    X-Factor or America's Got Talent to start my career?
    When the end of the school year approaches many students and parents face a degree of anxiety. Sure, some have plans for camp, vacation, sports teams or activities but there is also a degree of anxiousness. High school students are beginning to...
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