Dealing with Kids Who Skip School

It is a phone call parents dread receiving. “Hello, this is the school attendance office. Your child is reported absent from periods 1, 4,and 7.” Skipping school, “playing hookie”, cutting class is still truancy, whatever you want to call it. As a parent how you deal...

Back to School Special: New Lunch Menus

Backpacks, clothes and school supplies aren’t the only new items awaiting students this year as they head back to school this fall. Under the new Federal guidelines school lunches received an overhaul, the first revamping in 15 years. Changes students will see on...

Sexting is the act of receiving or sending suggestively nude photographs or messages through cellular...

What is CyberBullying?

According to StopCyberBullying.org : “Cyberbullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile...

Should You Call the Cops on Your Out of Control Teen?

Anderson Cooper recently ran a segment on parenting kids who are out of control. Let me preface this and forewarn you, I am not a big fan of Anderson Cooper. This show further reinforced why I’m not a fan. It clearly demonstrated and perpetuated the judgment cast on...

Parents’ Turmoil In Divorce Troubles Teens

There’s no arguing our teenagers are growing up in a world that is changing more rapidly than the world we knew as adolescents. For most of us, remote control television changers, microwaves, large clunky car phones and a new computer in the classroom marked the...

Is Your Parenting Style Stifling Your Child’s Success?

Nothing raises our hackles quite like the phone ringing with a caller ID display for the school, especially if its not the first time they’ve called. We’re taught from an early age the key to a good middle-class existence is to work hard and grab the gold that follows...