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Summer Safety Tips

Summer can be a dangerous time of the year. Here are some precautions you can take to keep your child's summer safe and happy.

Keeping Your Child Safe Online

When a child is using your computer, normal safeguards and security practices may not be sufficient. Children present additional challenges because of their natural characteristics: innocence, curiosity, desire for independence and fear of punishment. You need to consider these characteristics when determining how to protect your data and your child. 

Dealing with Empty Nest Syndrome

When children move out or go away to school, it can be a devastating ordeal for parents. Here are some tips for surviving this transition.

Easing the Back-to-School Transition

It’s that time of the year again, and depending on the child, this can be a time of excitement and eagerness -- or a time of stress and anxiety. Some children have a more difficult time than others making the transition back to school. These tips can help you ease your child’s anxiety about going back to school.

Financial Planning for Aging Parents

Just as it is important to be concerned about the health and safety of the aging members of your family, it is equally as important to be concerned about their finances. Making a financial plan that anticipates serious situations will protect and enhance their future. 

Blending and Building a Successful Step-family

As children, many of us dreamed of the day we would have our own families. We imagined ourselves as fun, nurturing, loving parents. We would feed our children delicious, healthy meals, take them on exciting vacations. You probably imagined doing all the things for your children that your parents did for you and maybe some of the things you wish your parents had done. Not many people envision themselves as step-parents, yet as adults, some of us find ourselves in this role. 

Summer Safety for Teen Workers

If your company is planning to hire young workers to fill summer job positions, make sure you’re aware of the latest changes to the laws protecting teen workers and be prepared to provide your young staff with safety training. 

Adult Children of Alcoholics: Complicated Childhood, Complex Adulthood

Most of our childhoods were full of happiness, fulfillment and good memories. Even as adults we all have times when childhood memories beckon us to the point where we daydream and sometimes even hope that we could relive our youth. But for many, those childhood memories are not so good. Unhappy memories might include recollections of times when one (or sometimes both) of our parents or caregivers were under the influence of alcohol. 

Spring Break: Keeping Safe and Sane

Do you think of yourself as a savvy parent when it comes to teen and college age partying? If so, you may want to check your reference point. Today’s spring break scene is much different -- and far more dangerous -- than it was thirty years ago.

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