Kids & Teens

Selfie Safety: What to Tell Your Teens Before They Snap Another Picture

Selfies. They’re everywhere. Teens love taking pictures to share moments in their lives, and their social media feeds are filled... Read full post »
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Teens and Tattoos: What Parents Need to Know

Americans love their ink. One in five have at least one tattoo, and the numbers are higher among young adults,... Read full post »

The Joys and Dangers of Slime

There’s something strangely satisfying with slime. Maybe it’s the texture or the colors or the sound it makes as fingers... Read full post »

Back to School Vaccines: Getting Protected from Potentially Dangerous Diseases

School just let out, but it’s not too early to think about your back-to-school to-do list. In addition to an... Read full post »

Fidget Spinners: Don’t Get Injured by This Latest Craze

A couple of weeks ago, during a family visit to an aquarium, a gift shop display caught my eye. Tucked... Read full post »

Caffeine Overdose: Why This Stimulant Isn’t Safe for Kids

The recent death of a 16-year-old boy from a caffeine overdose is both horrible and terrifying, and is just the... Read full post »

Hazing and Binge Drinking: A Lethal Combination

The recent death of Penn State student, Timothy Piazza, and the alleged hazing behavior of the fraternity members who may... Read full post »

Sexually Transmitted Infections and Teens: Parents Hold the Key to Prevention

When it comes to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), many parents may feel uncomfortable talking with their teen. This is hardly... Read full post »