ParentFurther Blog


By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Alcohol use by teens is sometimes considered a “gateway” to a wide range of other high-risk activities, including premature sexual activity and illegal drug use.

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By: Kimberly Owens, Guest Blogger

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than nine people are killed each day due to accidents caused by distracted driving, along with more than 1,000 others injured by simply not paying attention to the road.

By: Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther

Did you know that March is National Talk to Your Teen about Sex Month? It is easier to talk to your kids about sex as they grow older if you consistently make conversations about healthy sexuality a regular part of your relationship.

By: Tina Tan, M.D., Guest Blogger

This flu season is turning into one of the worst in years. Nationwide, several people have died from the flu, and many more have been hospitalized. Influenza affects people of all ages, especially infants and children.

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

How do you raise a child with character? By teaching positive values. Values are like an integrated compass—they help point the way to thinking and acting appropriately.

By: Molly Daniels, Guest Blogger

Forget Facebook and Twitter, the new social media tool of choice is Snapchat. The messaging platform boasted 26 million U.S. users at the end of 2013, according to Pew Research.

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Editor's Note: In this blog—part two of a two-part series—we present action steps for adults to take against racism and discrimination.

By: Gene Roehlkepartain, Guest Blogger

Editor's Note: In this blog—part one of a two-part series—we examine why and how families can prevent racism and discrimination, and offer some talking tips for parents to use with their children.

By: Stanford T. Shulman, M.D., Guest Blogger

Are your children up-to-date on their vaccinations? Vaccines are the single most effective method to prevent life-threatening diseases such as measles, meningitis, whooping cough, and polio.

By: Samantha MacDonald, Web & Social Media Specialist, ParentFurther

January is National Mentoring Month and the perfect time to start looking for a caring adult to act as a mentor to your child. If your child already has a mentor, consider finding a parenting mentor of your own to help out when you need a second opinion.

By: Ann Saylor

Instead of teaching children to focus on the gifts they have received these past weeks, teach them to share the gift of service with people in your community.