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Parenting Affluent Teens

By Lisa Kuiper MA The following information comes from The Family Institute at Northwestern University. This particular blog post focuses on the challenge of parenting kids in today’s busier and more affluent society. The infographic and article include concrete tips for raising healthy kids. Our society is the most affluent in the history of the […]

Drive Time – “Growing Pains” for Parents of Teen Drivers

By Lisa Kuiper MA Lately, I find myself counting the months until my 15 year old can drive. As I look at the calendar, I think, “Ok, only three more weeks until play practice is over. But … then there’s pit orchestra and maybe soccer. I wonder if we can car pool with anyone….” I […]

Preventing Teen Suicide

Dr. Daniel Fallon Preventing teen suicide and self harm Children and adolescents are impulsive.  When they are frustrated, angry or fearful they may act out or feel hopeless. This is dangerous.  As parents, you must be alert to the possibility that your troubled child or adolescent may purposely harm him or herself. Do NOT take […]