Video Games: Pros and Cons
Video Games: Pros and Cons


  • Video games can be used to help improve test scores, teach life and job skills, improve brain function, and encourage physical exercise.

  • Most video games are addictive by design and encourage a lot of sitting.

  • Because video game addiction can have a negative impact on social and physical health, parents should be aware of the symptoms.
Would you let your child take on 40,000 dollars in debt?
Would you let your child take on 40,000 dollars in debt?

Article at a Glance

  • Teens have opportunities to make huge financial choices.
  • Financial lessons are easiest to teach when lessons are cheap.
  • Separating allowance from chores lets you focus on teaching financial literacy.
Helping teens treat and prevent acne
Helping teens treat and prevent acne
  • Acne is most common among teens because of their fluctuating hormone levels.
  • Minimize breakouts by avoiding certain products and behaviors, like touching your face.
  • To avoid scarring, don't pick at or pop blemishes.
Social Media Bootcamp
Social Media Bootcamp
  • For most social media accounts, children should be 13 or older and be mature enough to make good choices online.
  • Commit to being proactive about your child’s use of social media.
  • Talk to your children about what is appropriate on social media and how to stay safe.
Is my child ready for social media?
Is my child ready for social media?
  • For most social media accounts, children should be 13 or older and be mature enough to make good choices online.
  • Commit to being proactive about your child’s use of social media.
  • Talk to your children about what is appropriate on social media and how to stay safe.
A new perspective on raising flourishing teens
A new perspective on raising flourishing teens
  • New study shows flourishing teens have parents that promote positive behaviors
  • Most positive behaviors stem from four foundation skills
  • These skills can be taught and encouraged through careful parenting choices
How to feed a teenage boy without breaking the bank
How to feed a teenage boy without breaking the bank

Article at-a-glance

  • Provide your teen with healthy choices, but don’t nag or lecture.
  • Prepare healthy snacks ahead of time to make them easy to grab.
  • Preparing a well-thought-out grocery list will help discourage unhealthy and expensive impulse buys.
Guiding your freshman to a successful first year
Guiding your freshman to a successful first year

Article at-a-glance

  • The most common freshman problems are homesickness and stress.
  • Prepare your student several months before first term by letting them test life-skills from the safety of home and by investigating resources in advance.
  • Keep communication open by being an open-minded sounding board for their problems.
Building Emotional and Mental Maturity
Building Emotional and Mental Maturity

Article at-a-glance

  • Building self-esteem begins in infancy but it's never too late to start helping kids feel capable.
  • Responsibility and accountability can be taught by insisting kids contribute at their development level.
  • Kids learn best how to be young adults by being given repeated chances to try, fail, and succeed in their home environment.
Is my teen ready for college?
Is my teen ready for college?

Article at-a-glance:

  • Teens today are more academically but less emotionally prepared than previous generations.
  • Emotional maturity and preparation is a vital component for first-year college success.
  • Without preparation and support, freshman can find themselves isolated and overwhelmed.

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