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How to Help Your College Student Develop Lifelong Budgeting Skills

How to Help Your College Student Develop Lifelong Budgeting Skills

When your student goes off to college, you have the opportunity to help them learn not only the things that are relevant to their degree, but also life skills that will stay with them throughout adulthood. College students are out on their own for the first time, exploring the world with more independence than everRead more about How to Help Your College Student Develop Lifelong Budgeting Skills[…]

How to Teach Your Teen to Drive While Salvaging Your Sanity

How to Teach Your Teen to Drive While Salvaging Your Sanity

When it comes to teaching teens how to drive, parents are understandably concerned. MADD Canada reports that car crashes, often due to inexperience and immaturity, are the leading cause of death for teens. In addition to this, parents can feel frustrated if their teen resists taking direction and ignores common-sense safety precautions. Below explains fourRead more about How to Teach Your Teen to Drive While Salvaging Your Sanity[…]

Parenting in the 21st Century: How to Best Protect Your Teens Online

Parenting in the 21st Century: How to Best Protect Your Teens Online

Parenting is a lot more complicated in the 21st century. Part of this is certainly due to the intrusion of technology and the internet into everyone’s daily lives. No longer do parents only have to worry about threats their children may confront when outside the home. They could also face danger while at home onRead more about Parenting in the 21st Century: How to Best Protect Your Teens Online[…]

Parenting Across The Digital Divide: The Role Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Parenting Across The Digital Divide: The Role Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Do you ever feel confused when it comes to understanding our children’s technology? If you answered “yes”, you can rest easy that you are not alone. Social media has quickly become an ingrained part of our children’s lives, with recent compiled data showing that 50% of parents willingly admit that their children know more aboutRead more about Parenting Across The Digital Divide: The Role Of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC][…]

Get Ready for Graduation With These Anheuser-Busch Family Talk About Drinking Tips #ABFamilyTalk #IC

Get Ready for Graduation With These Anheuser-Busch Family Talk About Drinking Tips #ABFamilyTalk #IC

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Anheuser-Busch’s Family Talk About Drinking Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. With prom season dwindling down, graduation time is creeping up. The end of the school year tends to be a time for teens to find trouble but,Read more about Get Ready for Graduation With These Anheuser-Busch Family Talk About Drinking Tips #ABFamilyTalk #IC[…]

Driving Smart: Seven Ideas to Teach Good Road Safety by Example

Driving Smart: Seven Ideas to Teach Good Road Safety by Example

Although they are not yet old enough to drive, it is very important for children to learn about safety on the road. Particularly in a large city, they will be confronted with daily situations where road safety becomes a matter of life and death. As a pedestrian and bicycle rider, they will need to be careful and followRead more about Driving Smart: Seven Ideas to Teach Good Road Safety by Example[…]

Anheuser-Busch Family Talk About Drinking Tips and a $25 e-Gift #Giveaway to Kick Off Your #ABFamilyTalk

Anheuser-Busch Family Talk About Drinking Tips and a $25 e-Gift #Giveaway to Kick Off Your #ABFamilyTalk

I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Influence Central for Anheuser-Busch’s Family Talk About Drinking Program. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation. I’ll start here with a warning – this post is a lot longer than my average blog post. I’m pretty passionate about issues related to alcohol, especiallyRead more about Anheuser-Busch Family Talk About Drinking Tips and a $25 e-Gift #Giveaway to Kick Off Your #ABFamilyTalk[…]

Senior Year: How to Balance Your Last Year of High School

Senior Year: How to Balance Your Last Year of High School

While there are numerous and exciting occasions in a young person’s life, one’s high school senior year can be particularly dynamic. A high school senior year typically marks the transition from youth into the realm of adulthood, and oftentimes is populated with fun events such as proms, ring ceremonies, and graduation. Although one’s high schoolRead more about Senior Year: How to Balance Your Last Year of High School[…]