Tag Archives: adolescent

Benefits of Extended Family

The extended family can be a blessing for a family. The extended family consists of grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. The best memories I have growing up consist of my grandparents watching me. In the days when I would sleep over, I would get scared and end up sleeping on the floor of my grandparents […]

Comments ( 0 )

“You Can’t Go…”

My 15-year-old son, David, was supposed to leave for Washington D.C. on a band field trip at 5 a.m. the next day.  One of his responsibilities before he left was to pull the weeds in the garden.  When he had been assigned this job two weeks before, the garden didn’t look too bad and the […]

Comments ( 0 )

Do Disney Princesses Perpetuate Stereotypes?

Parents often consider Disney movies safe for their young children and many of these films are, compared to many other films targeted to kids. But research has found that Disney princess movies might have some negative effects. The study looked at almost 200 preschoolers and found “96 percent of girls and 87 percent of boys […]

Comments ( 0 )

It’s Never Too Early or Too Late

Bradley D. Foster tells a story about an interview he had with a young man. This young man’s father talked with his son each year and warned him of the dangers he would be facing. This father taught his son to come to him with questions and concerns about what is right and what is […]

Comments ( 0 )