Tweens & Teens

What I’ve Learned from My Teen

This past year has been one that none of us ever could have anticipated or imagined. Words that weren’t part of our regular vocabulary,...

Tweens & Teens: Body Image Issues

In this world of social media, YouTube and streaming services, our tweens and teens are bombarded with images of what society values as beautiful....

Screens and Teens

We’ve seen images of teens and tweens gathered in crowds with their phones, eyes looking down, as they text and scroll. These images can...

Teens and Voting

During the 2016 election, less than half of 18- and 19-year olds registered to vote, even though young voters account for almost half of...

Return to School or Not?

Even though she fully expects schools to close at some point this fall, Indianapolis mom Laura Garrison is sending her daughter back to school....

Starting the Conversation

Discussions on racial inequities can be difficult. Many people struggle with these conversations, often having no idea where to start or what to say....

Coronavirus and College

Starting college is hard. And because we’re living during a pandemic, incoming college freshmen will enter college at a time of uncertainty. Although many...

Adulting 101: Teaching Your Teen to be Independent

Indianapolis mom Jessica Sandvold believes in teaching independence. She requires her 16-year-old daughter to make her own appointments for sports physicals. She taught her how to set up and...

Talking to Your Teen About Climate Change

When Indianapolis resident Marta Heimlich Carter’s daughter watched the documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” in her environmental sciences class, she was so outraged that she became...

Only the Lonely: Addressing Teen Loneliness

Having a baby in the NICU is one of the scariest things a parent can face. Here are some tips for coping with that reality.

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