Whether they’re posing inappropriately on Instagram, fighting on YouTube or threatening their peers on Facebook, social media is giving our children an outlet to behave badly. To make this even more shocking are the number of parents that have no idea about their child’s behavior on social media. … More
As a parent, you know your child. It may take three attempts and some bass in your voice to get your kid to behave (and let’s not forget the hushed murmurs and rolled eyes). So if we are aware of our children’s propensity to not listen and behave in a certain manner, why is it so hard to accept this realization when it comes from an outside party?… More
You do not have to convince me how busy you are. I can relate. Between a full workload, graduate school, two children, a husband and some type of commitment to fitness, it is difficult to be as involved as I would like in my children’s education.
Every parent has that moment when they have to decide if they’re going to tell their child to fight or walk away from a confrontation. For twelve years, my oldest son has lived a peaceful life. He goes to school, makes good grades and gets along with his peers and is active in sports…. More
You pick up the phone and immediately you hear your son’s 7th grade math teacher on the other line. His teacher proceeds to tell you that not only did your son get caught cheating on a test but he raised his voice to her when she scolded him. After numbly listening then subsequently arranging a parent-teacher conference for that afternoon, you hang up and all you can think is, “I’m going to kill him!” This situation is the startling reality for many parents who find themselves having to go to the school for a parent-teacher conference where bad news is going to be received.
Though it’s easy to let your kids do their homework wherever they want, research shows that having a designated area helps them work harder and perform better. So, here are our tips for creating the perfect study space, even if square footage is at a minimum…. More
A High School freshman is said to have been murdered because of his large shoe collection. The victim and his sixth period classmates were reportedly thrilled when the final exam ended Wednesday morning. It was officially time for the holiday break…. More
The day after 20 innocent children were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., CEO and father-of-two, David Bennahum logged onto Facebook and began a movement dubbed The Million Kids March, calling for the youth of America to gather in Washington, D.C. in support of stricter gun laws and safer schools. So why are some parents in an uproar over this peaceful demonstration?… More
In the time that we’re living in, minority children need all the extras they can get in order to be considered for opportunities. My daughter is only three years away from attending college and it’s scary to imagine the cost which is why I introduced my kids to the word ‘scholarship’ very early on. … More
Jamie Foxx is well known for his Academy Award winning performance in Ray as well as his stand up comedy and singing prowess. Recently he stood up to let his voice be heard about the gun violence that is becoming all too common… More
Not every child is cut out for college. Accepting that your child’s future may not include a two or four year college stint isn’t the end of the world. More and more kids are taking different routes to success. Communicating with your teen to determine how you can best support his or her plans after high school is very important. Check out some of the leading alternatives to college. Hit the link…… More