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Have you ever been with your teen in the car and heard a sexually degrading song lyric or found yourself changing the channel during a family night? Next time you find yourself in a situation where a song or television show is controversial, ask your teen to interpret what moral is being compromised or challenged.

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The bottom line: Teens want to hang out with their friends. As a parent, it is important that you make your home a welcoming place for other teens so your children feel comfortable hanging out with friends within the safety and comfort of your watchful eye. This simple act of opening your home can make a profound

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According to a 2014 study published in JAMA Pediatrics, 59 percent of kids ages 10 to 14 have a TV in their bedroom and no one is telling them what to watch or not watch. The consequences of this oversight are far-reaching, affecting kids’ health and overall happiness. A recent study by Iowa State University published in Developmental Psychology found that

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Last fall the Abstinence Clearinghouse shared a campaign informing parents and educators of the sexually explicit content that has made its way into schools and libraries across the country. Libraries were created to be safe environments for children and individuals within communities to come together to pursue education and character development. They are now sharing

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Managing negative emotions in a healthy way can be difficult. For children and teens, it can be even more challenging because their brains are not fully developed. Fortunately, parents have a big influence on how their children grow emotionally. This article from Protect Young Minds suggests parents and children create “care tags.”  These tags include

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Talking about issues like smartphones, eating disorders, Snapchat, video games and sexting with teens can be scary and complicated. But it does not have to be! Axis has created guides to help you understand the things teens face and how to have real conversations without intimidation. Click HERE to view the Axis Parent Guides!

According to Marripedia, children raised in intact families tend to be healthier, have better access to health care and exhibit less emotional and behavioral difficulties as compared to children raised in non-intact families. However, the percent of married-parent families has significantly declined over the past 50 years, while the proportion of divorced, cohabiting and single-parent families

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The newest Netflix original series, Big Mouth, is scheduled to release on September 29, 2017. Be advised, the agenda presented is vulgar and repulsive. According to concerned mother, Rebecca Smith, Netflix has proven willing to operate in a gray area where anything goes. Click HERE to read Smith’s full review of the new show targeted at teens.How can you be a pro-active,

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  Setting goals, personal or professional, is a great way to lead a purposeful life. Many times these goals include things like buying a house, maintaining a successful career or saving for retirement. But what about setting goals as a parent? Here are a few questions for parents (or soon to be parents) to consider

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This month, the American Academy of Pediatrics warned against the consequences related to tattoos and piercings. Researchers suggest that both parents and doctors should talk intentionally about the dangers of tattoos and piercings with teens and young adults. By starting the conversation early, teens are aware of the dangers before they are able to make decisions about

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