Your Child’s Friends

Your Child’s Friends Do you know your child’s friends well enough to say they are a positive influence, that they do well in school and avoid risky behaviors, such as alcohol and other drug use?  If not, today is an excellent time to start learning more...

Take Time to Talk Seriously With Child

Take Time to Talk Seriously With Child Do you frequently take time to talk seriously with your child?  Talking seriously with your young person has great value in helping them to hold the image of their life.  It helps them to remember how the struggles, difficulties,...

What Kids Need: Planning Skills

What Kids Need: Planning Skills As a former school administrator for many years, I can certainly testify to the need for kids to develop planning skills.  In the high school where I worked for many years, we went to great lengths to provide each student with a...

What Kids Need: Sexual Restraint

What Kids Need: Sexual Restraint Kids believe that it is essential to abstain from sex, according to the Search Institute’s youth survey of nearly three-million kids.  Most are willing to postpone becoming sexually active; however, in the same survey, only 36%...