Archive for 'Teen'

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

Fast Food Affects Kids’ Immune System

A recent European study of nearly a half a million children in 50 countries has concluded that fast food consumed by children three or more times a week impairs immune function, increasing the risk of asthma [...]

Making Your Teen’s Prom Meaningful

Making Your Teen’s Prom Meaningful

Sometimes moms can look forward to their daughter’s prom night more than she does. Prom Season Are you over invested in your daughter’s prom, and by this I mean more than the financial costs of prom [...]

Europe with Kids – The Itinerary, Part 2 of 6

Europe with Kids – The Itinerary, Part 2 of 6

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through Europe with your children? Host of The Parent Report radio show, Joanne Wilson decided to make her dream a reality. In the second in a six part series, Joanne [...]

Stressed Out Teens; When Adolescents Do Too Much

Stressed Out Teens; When Adolescents Do Too Much

Is your teen taking on too much? From part-time jobs to band and sports, too many activities can play havoc with your teen’s academic success. Is your teen contemplating taking on a part-time job while attending [...]

Teens and Snacks

Teens and Snacks

How to help your teens eat nutritiously, between the bout of junk food. Teens and Snacks Until kids reach the teen years, it’s pretty easy to have say over what they eat.  But once they get [...]

Adolescents and Their Peers

Adolescents and Their Peers

What teenagers can only learn from their friends and peers. Adolescents and Peers As parents it’s tempting to think that we know all there is to know when it comes to our kids. But that’s not [...]

Teens, Peers & Family

Teens, Peers & Family

Peers vs. family.  Who matters most? Teens, Peers & Family Once kids hit the preteen and teen years, their peer group seems to matter most.  But Julie Ross, author of How to Hug a Porcupine  says parents [...]

Teen Dating

Teen Dating

Why it’s important for parents to have a heart-to-heart with teens before they starts dating. Is your teen beginning to date? Because young people are so unique, when they show interest in dating varies from the [...]

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

Exercise Boosts Children’s School Performance

When it comes to higher grades for our children, many parents resort to tutors and longer homework hours, but a better approach might be to increase recess time. Studies show a direct link between more exercise [...]

How Sleep Affects Education

How Sleep Affects Education

The connection between adequate sleep and good grades. Sleep and Education How many hours of sleep is your child getting?  If your answer is 8, then chances are your child isn’t getting enough sleep.  In fact, [...]