Isolation Is A Killer. Asking For Help Is All We Can Do

Shawn Henfling speaks about his own battle with depression and an actionable plan for helping others

Andy: No End to Good Parenting

Welcome to Portraits of Fatherhood: We’re telling the story of today’s dads. __ There is no better place to witness the changing roles of men and women in the larger culture than through the lens of parenthood. But rather than speculate on what and how contemporary fathers do what they do, we’d like to bring […]

Sorry, Kid. Don’t Want You. You’re Gay.

Or bi, or questioning, or trans, or queer, or lesbian, or something else that “doesn’t fit”.

Knowing When It Is Too Late To Helicopter Parent Your Troubled Teen

Tyler Jacobson offers alternatives to ‘helicopter parenting’ troubled teens.  — Sometimes teens go from normal teenage angst to troubled teen in the blink of an eye leaving us parents shell shocked and wondering what to do next. In this situation one of the normal reactions is to become a ‘helicopter’ parent who has to know […]

Death Is The Greatest Teacher In Life

Shawn Henfling believes that experience is lifes great educator.

Yes, Dad’s a Man – But We CAN Talk About That

After sensing hesitation on talking about ‘girl’ things, Brian Gawlak reassures his daughter no subject is off limits.

Coby Persin’s Viral Child Predator Social Experiment Begs Us to GetKidsInternetSafe

Warning kids about Internet predators isn’t enough. Regular coaching and skill-based learning helps to arm them against cunning adults on the Internet.

7 Signs Your Teen Is Having Difficulty Coping With Divorce

Divorce can be especially tough on teenagers. Here are 7 signs they’re in distress and 7 ways you can help.

5 Instagram Dangers Every Dad With a Daughter Needs to Know

Tor Constantino shares parental precautions for the #1 photo-sharing site among kids.

Perfection In Parenting: A Good Dad Will Fail

You can’t be a parent and not fail. Admitting those mistakes doesn’t make you a failure. It makes you human.

14 Rules for Understanding Teenagers and Cats

Trying to understand his son, Sean Swaby discovered that teenagers are just like cats.

Extreme Camping Challenges

Camping isn’t just s’mores and fishing. Rich Monetti talks with Outward Bound about teens and teamwork in nature.

What We All Need to Remember About Public Shaming and Parenting the Suicidal Teen

In the wake of the suicide of Izzie Laxamana, Tracy S. Bennett, Ph.D shares what we need to remember about fear, discipline, and cyber bullying.

“New” Pot and Why It’s Dangerous for Teens

Is your child smoking pot? I hope not, but parents are the last to know.

5 Things Not To Tell A Teenager

Keep these things in mind as you seek to impact these young lives and help them dream about a better tomorrow.

How to Break Up With Someone; Helping Teens Deal With Emotions

Post Valentine’s Day, Teens Still Need to Learn About Love & Resiliency