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Biology of a Father

The many ways that a woman's biology changes when she becomes pregnant are obvious. Having a child changes a woman mentally and physically. What many people often do not think about is the many ways that having a baby also changes a father. Not

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Kindergarten Sex Education

School is almost back in session and that means that many districts are spending time updating their curriculum. The Texas Board of Education is looking at introducing sex education for students as young as kindergarten. The proposed curricula focu

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Happy Independence Day

Independence Day is almost here! The Fourth of July brings memories of swimming, cook-outs and fireworks. But there is much more to the holiday than these traditions. July 4, 1776 is a day that Americans commemorate annually because of the prevailing c

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6 Ideas to Give Summer Purpose

Summer is officially here! With it, parents are on the lookout for fruitful ways to fill their children's days outside the classroom. This can be a struggle, especially attempting to strike a balance between work and relaxation. But there are bet

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Screen Time Discouraged for Children

The World Health Organization is recommending no screen time for children under one year old and limiting sedentary screen time to one hour per day for children under five years old. The guidelines state that these recommendations along with better sle

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5 Technology Rules for Parents

In a recent article in Fast Company magazine Sonia said when she was younger, she could hardly wait to participate in social media. Upon reflection, she later wrote: "Several months ago, when I turned 13, my mom gave me the green ligh

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Google Docs: The New Social Platform for Teens

The latest trend for communicating during school hours is to use Google Docs to chat with their friends. The app has become a staple in the workplace and in schools, as the program offered through Google offers easy sharing, collaboration and automatic

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Teen Slang: Do You Know the Meaning?

Slang terms are ever evolving and are an integral part of growing up. A word or abbreviation can add significant meaning or emotion to a message or text. Slang helps teens define their connections, feel accepted and gain independence. Keeping up

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Marijuana & Psychosis

Whenever anyone opposes the topic of marijuana they are challenged to back up their opposition with recent scientific evidence. A recently published study in The Lancet involving, among others, researchers at King's College London, compared 9

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Navigating a Technological World

"Have you identified some specific concerns about your teens? Is it their impatience? Their multitasking that you interpret as rude? Entitlement attitudes? Not enough sleep? Complaining? Academic apathy? Quick boredom? Depression? Believe it or not

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