16 and Safe?

Has your teen recently reached that milestone of 16 candles?  That special time of celebration for any teen – later curfews, more opportunities, and finally obtaining the coveted driver’s license – a first taste of freedom in their journey to adulthood.  But this freedom comes with the responsibility of being a safe citizen on our
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The Dangers of Teenage Driving: Top 10 Risky Behaviors

By Dana Baker-Willams  Originally published at yourteenmag.com   The teenage years are an exciting time with new independence, later curfews and a physical independence in the form of a car—whether it’s as a new driver or as a passenger in a friend’s car.  It’s a time that can be both liberating and frightening for parents.
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20 Reasons Why Making Art Is A Powerful Form of Self-Care for Parents

By Lorena Reynoso-Singh Life can be so serious for us as parents. While receiving the invaluable gift of taking care of another little person is beautiful, fulfilling and eye opening beyond compare, the weight of how mistakes can create life altering consequences, is real. One Small Choice= Big Consequences Amidst an emergency, did you bring your
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Having a Job in High School: How Many Hours Should Your Teen Work?

By Bryan Johnston Originally published at yourteenmag.com   I have a fifteen-year-old son, and I have told him that by this time next year he will have a part-time job. The news continuously highlights stories of students graduating from college with mountains of debt that takes decades to pay off. Anything we can do to
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Decisions, Decisions – Which College Do You Choose?

This looming question that is facing parents of high school students dominates a large percentage of their thinking space. As the choices of desirable educational institutions are many, and family budgets strain under the prospective costs, what can parents do to ensure that they are guiding their college bound teen to make a wise choice
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What Will Non-Self Care Cost You?

By Lorena Reynoso-Singh We’ve all been there! You’re doing your best to prioritize your self-care and have a string of days or even weeks under your belt of better sleep, eating, exercise or maybe even journaling and you feel amazing… only to have it interrupted by an important/ urgent “something” that derails you? The beautiful momentum that was
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How A Small Bracelet Gave Me BIG Self Care Results In The ER!

By Lorena Reynoso-Singh Emergency! Last week I found myself in the ER with my 7 year old son. He hit his head on concrete while playing, hard enough to draw blood. Things moved pretty quickly as I pulled him into the car and drove to the nearest hospital emergency room. Pretending Not to Be Freaked
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Got H.O.P.E.?

Across America, communities everywhere are facing the growing epidemic of opioid addiction. Local health departments have risen to the challenge through local initiatives to raise awareness and save lives.  Statistics show that males, ages 19-29 years old, are the leading demographic struggling with this addiction. The  H.O.P.E. (Heroin Opioid Prevention & Education) task force of
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10 Ways to Commit To Your Self-Care

By Lorena Reynoso-Singh – If making time for your self-care is a challenge and pretty much a hit or miss occurrence, remember that a priceless experience awaits you once you’ve made self-care a habit that can help to get you back on track when you’ve strayed. The truth is, even though self-care feels good when we
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