Age: Teens

What to drink and eat to beat the heat

Another weekend of baseball has passed. The heat index was near 100 degrees– why are our kids playing ball in this heat? That wasn’t the only sport for us that weekend – we also had swim finals. I have written … Continue reading

The hidden dangers of high school athletics

Participation in high school sports results in significant risks to the mental health of our teens. Are the risks worth the benefits? Sports are great activities for our kids. Teens acquire skills from teammates and caring coaches that they can’t … Continue reading

The secret to getting my kids to exercise

Recently, I came home from work hearing music and laughter coming from the living room. I was soon greeted by sweaty boys. What have you been doing? Yes, we have electronics in our home. Yes, we do have the challenge … Continue reading

3 big lessons for parents from “Inside Out”

“Inside Out” is a delightful movie focusing on the role of emotions in the life of an engaging eleven-year-old girl. The story is about how our emotions are messages to be understood and managed, rather than denied or rejected. Eleven-year-old … Continue reading

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