Age: Teens

Supervising your child’s digital world

Should you secretly monitor your child’s text messages, phone calls and social media activities in order to keep them safe? That’s a dilemma confronted by parents as they try to balance safety with honoring their child’s privacy and independence. A … Continue reading

5 things to know if your kid plays football

The risks of playing football, and growing concerns related to long-term consequences of concussions, are all over the news and social media right now. Regardless of how you came to the decision, your child is going to play football. How … Continue reading

This isn’t microaggression. It’s life.

There is an insidious virus spreading across our college campuses affecting the mental health of our kids, and parents may be largely to blame. Just like the impact of a virus in your computer, this viral mindset is destructive to … Continue reading

How can we reduce injuries in youth football?

In my last blog I talked about the new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics on concussions. There are several ideas on how to reduce injuries from tackling in youth football. All come with their own pros and cons. … Continue reading

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