Pre-adolescents (from 10 to 12 years old)

Feel confident and in control

Wondering what values are right for your family? Here’s where ...

You cannot teach your children what you cannot define. Read more to learn how to label your family’s values as an important first step raising happy, healthy, and value-dr...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 31 of January, 2019
Flexible parenting techniques

The link between social media and teen suicide

Social media was created to connect people and make exchanging information easier. Unfortunately there has been an unanticipated side effect, especially for t...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 18 of October, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Why is teen pregnancy still happening? How to talk to your tee...

This blog post is the second in a series of two blog posts. It is recommended that readers begin with “Why is teen pregnancy still happening? What parents need to ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 4 of October, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Is fruit juice really healthy for my kids?

Lots of parents are looking for ways to help their children eat more fruit as part of a balanced diet. Fruit juice manufacturers and marketing ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 21 of June, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Cyberbullying 101: A parent’s guide

Our children are growing up in the midst of a fully digital life. There are few areas that are not influenced by the Internet. Even something as human as social interaction has been greatly affecte...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 3 of May, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

Why is teen pregnancy still happening? What parents need to kn...

By understand common developmental themes related to sexuality and reproduction throughout adolescence, parents will be able to adjust their message o...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 19 of April, 2018
Limits and discipline

The importance of avoiding spanking as a child discipline method

Why physical discipline, such as spanking or slapping, is not advisable Specifically, spanking remains associated with increased odds of adult mental and behavioral health impai...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 15 of March, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

New recommendations for babies, children and teens: How much s...

Technology and digital media are transforming children’s lives Our lives have been transformed by the digital media, wireless internet access, and the vast amou...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 18 of January, 2018
Flexible parenting techniques

When can my child return to school? Part One – Prevention ...

Not all illnesses require that a child be excluded from school. Some only require prevention to avoid spreading the illness to others. Learning some new information about how some illnesse...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 19 of October, 2017
Limits and discipline

To spank or not to spank? That is the question.

International pediatric groups provide clear recommendations about avoiding physical punishment in child discipline. However, for some parents spanking and swatting remains a common discipline ...

usuario Deanna Marie Mason usuario 11 of April, 2017
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