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Posts about Teens, Tweens, and young adults, from puberty on (approximately ages 11+)

How to Prevent Bullying: Create Stronger Allies

By November 30, 2016 No Comments
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As the mother of ten and seven year old boys, I’ve learned to live with a lot of noise. Sometimes it’s the sound of a loud toy, or the latest Pokémon episode streaming on Netflix, or footsteps careening down hallways and stairs.   More often than not it’s from brotherly squabbles over who gets to play […]

Categories: Accidents, Injuries, + Abuse, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children, Tweens + Teens


A Quick Guide to Hydration Beverages: What Liquids To Give Your Kids and When

By March 28, 2016 2 Comments
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When I was a kid, Kool-Aid, Tang, and Hi-C juice boxes were the norm for kids’ beverages. You were super cool if you had Capri-Sun, water was boring, and tea was for grown-ups. Clearly, things have changed. Nowadays teenagers proudly tote tea-based beverages, and bottled water is a blank canvas for those trendy flavored squirtables […]

Categories: Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, School-Aged Children, Tweens + Teens


How To Talk To Your Kids About Donald Trump

By March 22, 2016 1 Comment
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As we adults are talking about the 2016 U.S. presidential election, our children are undoubtedly paying attention to these conversations, either in person or through various media. No matter where your politics lie, children pick up on our subtle and not-so-subtle cues. They see our hopefulness, disgust or cynicism, and make meaning of these ideas […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Policy, Politics, + Pop Health, Tweens + Teens


Who Has Time For Nutrition? My Picky Eater Only Eats PB&Js and Chicken Nuggets!

By and February 22, 2016 1 Comment
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I’m not here to give you advice for how to convince picky eaters to eat. You’ve probably heard enough tips and tricks, including all the magical ways you can hide fruits and vegetables in kid favorites, like those infamous black bean ‘brownies.’ Unfortunately, despite all of your begging, cajoling, and possible trickery, your kid is winning […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Food, Nutrition, + Infant Feeding, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers, Tweens + Teens


Family Nudity Is All About Comfort Level, NOT Sexuality

By February 15, 2016 1 Comment
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Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton caused an online uproar back in October after he posted a partially obstructed picture of himself in the shower with his 2 year old son on Instagram, which you can see to the right. Comments and concerns raised by this situation ranged from positive and supportive of bathing with own’s own small […]

Categories: Ages + Stages, Mental, Emotional, + Behavioral Health, School-Aged Children, Toddlers + Preschoolers, Tweens + Teens


Science Fair Projects: Lessons in Parental Torture

By December 9, 2015 2 Comments
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  I was a science fair nerd from the 3rd to 10th grade, so I can say with certainty that I put my parents through seven years of unabridged science fair hell. Parents who are working on those projects now, can you imagine? Seven years of what you’re doing right now? Hopefully this post offers you some solace, because […]

Categories: School-Aged Children, Tweens + Teens