Category: Parenting

How kids leaving for college affects a family

“These are our last 23 days,” declared 16 year-old Annika as she reflected upon her older sister leaving for Ohio State University in a few weeks. “We’ll never live together again for the rest of our lives…it’s like losing a … Continue reading

3 ways to help kids manage trials

Bad experiences in early childhood have a significant impact on kids during adolescence according to recent research published by Child Trends. Investigators found that 48 percent of our kids experienced a serious negative event during childhood, with 11 percent of our kids … Continue reading

The top reason college students drop out

As you send your high school graduate off to college in the next few weeks, it’s discouraging to consider that only about 40 percent of those kids will graduate in four years, and only 59 percent will get their diplomas … Continue reading

What’s not so terrible about “the two’s”

By: Dr. Stacy Meyer Just a few weeks ago, my baby BusyBee turned 2!  Terrible, Terrific 2! Although there are definitely parts of 2 that can try your patience, I am really looking forward to this next year. As we … Continue reading

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