How to Talk With Kids About Alcohol and Drugs

The issue of drugs can be very confusing to young children. If drugs are so dangerous, then why is the family medicine cabinet full of them? And why do TV, movies, music and advertising often make drug and alcohol use look so cool?

Balancing Work and Family

All of us must allocate 24 hours a day to the activities of life. How well we balance responsibilities with doing things we truly enjoy directly affects our quality of life. It also helps manage stress. Are you satisfied with your balance of time between work and family?

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.

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. 

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.