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Few things bring a family closer than a family vacation. The problem for most of us is time and money. Follow these tips for great ways to get the whole family on a bonding excursion. (Hint: It doesn’t have to be to Paris!)   Book Sunday Through Friday: The weekends are the most expensive times ...
E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular among young people. Last year, more American teens smoked e-cigarettes (17 percent) than smoked tobacco cigarettes (14 percent). There’s a popular belief that e-cigarettes can’t be bad for you because it’s just water vapor, but what exactly is e-juice?   By definition, e-juice is the liquid used in the cartridges ...
Depression is common with teens. Parents may question what their kids have to be depressed over but between puberty, academic stress, hormonal changes, figuring out who they are and being accepted by their peers, teens are struggling with their day-to-day lives.   So who do kids turn to for help? Today’s kids and teens prefer ...
We all have busy schedules. After shuffling our kids between school, homework, after school activities, athletics and play dates, we’re ready to drop at the end of the day. Our kids however, with their seemingly boundless energy levels, are not.   Kids fighting bedtime is nothing new. What is new are findings from the National ...

Keep Kids From Smoking

It takes more than a single conversation to keep kids from smoking. Find out how self-esteem, stress, courage, family time and more all contribute to keeping kids tobacco free.

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Raising Healthy Kids

Every parent’s wish is to raise happy, healthy children. We’ll help you along with tips on teaching healthy habits, managing stress, staying active and building self-esteem.

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Building Parent-Child Relationships

You love them. You want to strangle them. Our children are our world but that doesn’t mean we always know how to relate to them. Read on for new ideas on how to connect (or re-connect) with the kids in your life.

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Teaching Good Decision Making

We’re not always going to be there for our kids but—hopefully—the lessons we instill about how and why to make good decisions will stay with them.

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