10 Things I Wish I Knew Going Into Middle School
    February 18, 2014
    10 Things I Wish I Knew Going Into Middle School and am Glad to Know Now

    1. It’s okay to be sad Or happy. Or frustrated. Or angry. If my experience is any indication, you might feel any (or all) of these emotions on a daily basis. And don’t feel bad if your instinct is…

    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste
    May 22, 2012
    Top Ten Job Traps Teens Should Avoid: Work is Never a Waste

    Many teens want their jobs to be exciting, glamorous and be the envy of their friends.  But those jobs only exist on MTV.  Or, at least they don’t exist unless you have experience.  You can’t g…

    The College Waiting Game
    March 22, 2011
    The College Waiting Game

    Parents can help their teenagers through the oftentimes stressful waiting game of college acceptance. How?  Here’s how parents can help their college-bound children understand that a rejection is n…

    Education Saves Lives
    March 19, 2001
    Education Saves Lives

    Motor vehicle crashes are the most common cause of untimely funerals for 15 to 20 year olds. Almost 30% of the teen drivers killed had been drinking. Can anything really change these statistics? (more…

    Health-Hop Music
    October 11, 2000
    Health-Hop Music

    Music is a key to the inner world of children. It's also a great way to teach adolescents (and younger children) about health and social responsibility. Between the ages of 13 and 18, the average teen…

    AIDS RISK
    October 6, 2000
    AIDS RISK

    HIV is a time-bomb. Because the moment of infection is silent, and because the symptoms of AIDS often don't show up until many years later, we may be misled into thinking that HIV is not a major probl…