Teaching Our Young People How To Be Compassionate

Teaching Our Young People How To Be Compassionate

Over the years I’ve had many parents ask, “how do I raise a child to have compassion for others?”  Possessing one of the founding bricks of strong character, compassion, is not attained on a whim. Some are born with compassionate hearts, while most are born innately selfish; that’s just the reality of it. As parents and…

cyber safety

Cyber Safety: Know What Apps Pose Greatest Risk For Teens

It’s scary raising kids in today’s world! Flip on the television, read the news; it’s nearly impossible to not stumble upon a story that is heart aching and anxiety provoking. We take the proper measures to ensure our young people’s safety. We instruct them to buckle their safety belts in the car. There is the chiding to…

Can We Stop Cyberbullying? Why Assertive Teens Play A Role

Can We Stop Cyberbullying? Why Assertive Teens Play A Role

Combatting the war on cyberbullying requires the presence of assertive teens at the forefront; strong voices to overshadow the negative.  In order for cyberbullying to be a thing of the past, we need young people (in droves) to take a stand and step up for what is right.  It is the eyes, ears and mouthes…

Teenagers and the Dangers of Social Media

Dangers of social media are real, yet it is a part of every day communication in today’s society. This generation of young people have no recollection of pay phones or ever being dependent on snail mail. In their world, those things are eligible for placement in the Smithsonian. Their communication has become synonymous with Twitter, Instagram,…