Category Archives: Bullying

Is your child ready for a smart phone?

How do you know when it’s the right time for your child to have a smart phone? I just don’t know if he’s ready, but he says “everyone has one!” Does this sound familiar? Start by considering your own family’s circumstances. Phone … Continue reading

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Help your teens eliminate stress

Have you heard the song Stressed Out by 21 Pilots? If not, take a listen.  I changed the radio station for about a week before I listened, but when I did the lyrics hit me and immediately made me think … Continue reading

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Would you really know if your child is bullying others?

When I hear the word bully, I think of “Biff “from Back to the Future. Biff Tannen was a big, selfish bully who got what he wanted by intimidating others. Biff had an overbearing personality and was just plain mean. He had poor … Continue reading

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Social Media Reality Check

Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Pinterest are just a few of the more popular social media communities that allow us to connect, share and create.  With follower counts, like buttons, pins and online threads, it is hard not to be drawn in … Continue reading

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The dangerous games kids are playing

Young kids are playing a dangerous game called the “choking game”. I hesitate to write the word game, because it is not a game at all! And frankly it scares me that kids are doing this. It scares me as … Continue reading

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Eating Disorders: It starts earlier than you think. Learn 10 simple tips to promote a healthy body image.

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. To help raise awareness I want to start talking about eating disorders. Did you know that most kids who develop an eating disorder do so between the ages of 11-14? Although it … Continue reading

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Are your kids on social media?

Social media is like a wildfire. Once it catches on, it keeps going and is very difficult to stop. I will admit, it has been a challenge trying to keep up with the technological prowess of my kids, let alone … Continue reading

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