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.

Other Blog Posts

Although most kids love having the summer off, many educators are concerned about the summer academic slide. So what’s a parent to do? Here are some ways you can make sure your kids don’t slip academically during the summer.

Is it really worth the effort to get kids to help out with family chores? According to research, the answer is yes.

Kids’ growing pains are more than just physical. Kids’ growing pains can be about their social lives, academic pains, or just growing up emotionally. No wonder it’s not easy being a kid!

Although economic experts say the economy is turning around, my family is still feeling the pinch. Is yours?

Every spring, I find myself doing a new puzzle: How will all the pieces of summer fit together?

As the weather gets warmer, kids and families like to spend more time outdoors. Keep your children safe from the many dangers that lurk outside by trying these 10 tips.

What I love most about toddlers and preschoolers is how creative they are. They have imaginations that put pieces together in inventive ways, and they concoct creative stories that are absolutely delightful. So how can we help our kids hold onto their childlike creativity well into their teens and adulthood?

In our home, we love spring. We have fun in spring, and we celebrate this season as new life pops up around us outdoors.

Did you spot the moment during the Royal Wedding that got every parent talking? If not, examine this picture. Look closely at the bottom left-hand corner.

Helping kids plan for the future (especially with money) can feel like getting them to sit still before getting their blood drawn at the doctor’s office. That short waiting time can feel like an eternity to them. Yet, kids won’t learn how to make financial plans for the future until you teach them how to wait, plan, and save.