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9 Ways Teens Are Better Than Toddlers

When was the last time your three-year-old was like, “Oh you’re not feeling well? You should definitely get some rest. I’ll just take care of myself Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   09.7.17   |   SHARE
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There are some advantages to giving your child that automotive freedom and responsibility.

Should You Buy Your Teenager A Car?

Are there any good reasons to buy your teenager a car, other than making them happy? Read...
Larry Alton of The Good Men Project    |   07.7.17   |   SHARE
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The Senate isn't interested in taking care of people, but teenagers are doing a darn good job taking care of themselves.

Teens Take Care Of Their Health Better Than Senate Republicans Take Care Of Anyone

Does the Senate health care bill suck? Yes. But because I hate to wallow in bad news, here’s something in the world of health and bodies that is a Read...
Rebekah Kuschmider    |   06.22.17   |   SHARE
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An important factor for surviving the teen years is keeping a sense of humor.

The Trials And Tribulations Of Raising Teenagers

There's a popular saying that "Raising teens is like trying to nail jello to a wall" — and this is a perfect metaphor for parenting teenagers. Read...
Marcia Kester Doyle    |   06.19.17   |   SHARE
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Running Away From Home At 15 Helped Me Find A Home Within Myself

I thought healing would mean lying. I thought allowing myself to be helped would be falsifying documents that stated I was all right or had a happy Read...
Maggie Ethridge    |   05.23.17   |   SHARE
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What if your conversation saved them from blackout drunkenness, chunks of days and nights they can’t recall, behaviors that are dangerous, both to them and to others.

I Told My Teens To Smoke Pot

I told my kids if they are going to pick a substance, pick pot. Don’t buy booze. Don’t drink cough syrup. Do get high. Why? Because pot doesn’t kill Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   12.8.16   |   SHARE
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Take The Cake: Nancy’s Thin Privilege Got Barb Killed. THANKS, NANCY.

It was Nancy's thin privilege that obscured her ability to see what Barb saw in the Popular Kids, to make the social leap that Barb couldn't, and Read...
Virgie Tovar    |   07.27.16   |   SHARE
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At the time, no one could tell me why I was suddenly visiting the ER on a monthly basis. Image: Thinkstock

Having A Rough Childhood Can Affect Your Health As An Adult

Prescribe, refer, repeat — that was the drill for several years. It wasn’t until I started to explore the impact of childhood adversity that I saw Read...
Diana-Ashley Krach    |   06.28.16   |   SHARE
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