Category: Parenting

Should my 10-year-old have a cell phone?

Question I’m recently divorced and ex-wife insists on giving a smart phone to our 10-year-old daughter for Christmas. My daughter doesn’t have the maturity or self-control to handle internet access. Do you think kids that age really need a cell … Continue reading

Teens, sex and relationships

According to recent research published by Child Trends, there are some promising as well as problematic trends in our teens’ sexual relationships. Dating is common during adolescence, with 47% of 8th graders, 62% of 10th graders, and 66% of 12th … Continue reading

What I learned after Sandy Hook

By: Dr. Shalini Forbis The one year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings is upon us.  This is a sad time in our nation’s history.  The lives of the first grade teachers, their students and school staff can … Continue reading

How rainbow looms and #GivingTuesday unite

Have you seen the latest craft kid craze??  Rainbow Looms!! The craze started in our house with the boys bringing home these cool rubber band bracelets, made for them by friends.  After visiting family in Columbus and watching the kids … Continue reading

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