Archive for 'Teen'

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Sugary Beverages a Factor in Childhood Obesity

Boys who drink soda pop, fruit punch, lemonade and other sweetened beverages are at nearly double the risk of being overweight and obese compared to their peers according to research out of the University of Saskatchewan.  [...]

Family Road Trips

Family Road Trips

The benefits of unplugging our kids while on a family road trip. Family Road Trips Hitting the open road with kids in tow is a great way to see our country, not to mention it’s a [...]

Teens Misbehaviour at School

Teens Misbehaviour at School

What to do and say when teens misbehave at school. Teens’ Behavior at School Often parents of adolescents who are struggling with academics think their kids would do better if they just tried harder, and the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]