The Partnership is excited to introduce our newest blogger, Julie Ross, MA. Julie is the Executive Director of Parenting Horizons, an organization devoted to enriching children’s lives through parent and teacher education. She is also a published author of various parenting books, including How to Hug a Porcupine: Negotiating the Prickly Points of the Tween […]
The Partnership is excited to introduce our first photo-blogger: artist and painter, Annie Preece. After spending more than half of her life battling addiction, she made the decision to ask for help and went to treatment. Since being in recovery her art has flourished.
From air duster to paint thinner to hundreds of household chemicals, teens have been able to get easy access to a cheap high whether at their local store or under their kitchen sink. Organizations and parents are doing what they can to limit youths access to these products, but more must be done. The Partnership […]
The school year is coming to an end and that means final exams are just days or weeks away. From scribbling notes on their arms to slips of paper inside mechanical pencils,teen expert Vanessa Van Petten reveals 10 sneaky ways teens cheat on tests and often get away with it. Parents, lets face it. Your […]
Cyber-bullying seems to have taken center stage these days. And it isnt the nerdy boys with big glasses (think: George McFly from Back to the Future and Brian from The Breakfast Club) that are falling victim to harassment anymore. Now were seeing well-adjusted, smart, pretty teenage girls targeted. Girls like Megan Meier, 13; Alexis Pilkington, […]
I have been thinking a lot about the people whose lives are still completely consumed by the bad choices of their drug addicted loved ones. I’ve learned from my own experience that waiting for the drug addict to miraculously begin making good choices is hopeless. Until I became proactive and slowly began to change myself, things were always the same — full of drama.
Why are there so many closed doors in our house? Who’s on the other side? Teenagers are allusive They’re always avoiding Why do they feel they must hide? Though we’ve been told someday they’ll Out grow it Well have to just wait and see Someday well find it The Teenage Connection My child, my heartbeat […]