Excerpted from Everything We Should Have Taught You in High School, But Never Did by Dr. Richard Gary Shear. Copyright © 2023 Richard Shear. Reprinted with permission from Richard Shear. New York, NY. All rights reserved. Schools Did Not Teach...
Screens are a part of everyday life in the digital age, but do we know of the effects of screen time for kids? As a parent, you probably use phones, tablets, and TVs to schedule your kid’s activities, gather...

My Tweens First Bra

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As a mom of girls, the one thing I could expect would be the ritual fitting when the time comes for a proper bra for my tweens. However, for the younger set while a plethora of sport bra options...
I am the parent to three girls, ages 24, 20, and 15. Ever since I started to work for AIHA, the association for occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) scientists and professionals, in 2014, my mama bear instinct...
Driving at night makes the roads feel very different. Many distractions, such as other headlights, lit-up signs and billboards, and numerous dark spots, make it difficult to see. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), fatal accidents are...
Many teenagers buy and sell illegal drugs through social media apps. During these drug deals, they often use emojis to represent drug names and other details. Here’s what parents, caregivers, and educators should know about this emoji drug code. What Is The...
When parents choose to have a child, they have agreed to have an adolescent. Thus, I believe it really helps when they have some preparation for normal developmental changes that their child’s 10 to 12 year coming of age passage commonly brings. This growing up journey begins...
Rainbow fentanyl, a new version of the potent opioid, has made its way to over 18 states in the U.S. Similar to candy, it’s brightly colored. Drug cartels primarily manufacture this form of fentanyl for children, teens, and young...
The better we as parents can understand the key online safety risks facing our kids, the more we can help avoid and handle them. Are you wondering: what are the hazards that kids can encounter when they’re online? Do you...
Our kids go through a lot of changes during their teenage years. This can make it difficult to tell if they’ve begun using alcohol or drugs. In teens, sudden changes involving the following 12 signs can help parents decide if...
With school back in session soon, kids will be spending more of their time completing schoolwork online, making it an important time to talk with your children about safety in the digital world. According to a recent survey conducted by...
One of the most serious things plaguing our children today is the internet; specifically social media.  How many parents know that seemingly innocent programs like Roblox and even Pinterest have back doors to adult content, chatting with strangers and...
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In a few short weeks, many parents will be shedding bittersweet tears of joy and sadness as their young adult children toss their high school graduation caps in the air. The official countdown to an empty room has begun....
There are a variety of external forces that affect the body, and which may cause trauma. The most common factors that can cause traumatic injury include falls, violence, road traffic accidents, and sports injuries. If your teenage child is...

Digital Summer Magazine

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Check out our digital Summer Magazine for Central Florida moms! From things to do in the in Central Florida area, to what to wear, this...

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