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How Can I Keep My Child Out of Trouble After School?

There is an old idiom that has been attributed to the 14th-century English poet Chaucer, “Idle hands are the devil’s tools.” The implication is that when there is nothing to do, people will get into trouble.  This seems to be particularly true with children and adolescents, yet the reality is that many parents have no […]

What Does “Greening Out” Mean?

Parents have a hard enough time keeping up with current trends in music, social media, or other cultural trends their child might be exposed to. Keeping up with trends in drugs and other dangerous activities that kids are involved in might be even more difficult, yet hundreds of times more important.  Forget the latest TikTok […]

How Much Privacy Is Too Much for Teens?

A parent-child relationship should be based on mutual trust. Part of that relationship includes your teen trusting you to honor their privacy and allowing them to have increased privacy as they mature and demonstrate greater responsibility.  However, you may ask yourself, is there a limit to your child’s privacy when you suspect dangerous or unhealthy […]