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The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health 

Author: Shaylan Gross Social media has undoubtedly become a prevalent part of our everyday lives. From Twitter, to  Snapchat, to Facebook and Instagram, there are multiple options for social media that can be  accessed by anyone. However, while these platforms can be used for communication and  connection, the design and purpose of social media platformsContinue reading “The Effects of Social Media on Mental Health “

I Imagine It’s Tough Being A Man

My son let me in on a conversation he had with some friends about how they think it’s harder being a male teenager because of society’s expectations around what it means to be male, specifically around the pressures to be the one to ask a girl to a dance. I’m not writing this to sayContinue reading “I Imagine It’s Tough Being A Man”

In The Stillness…

I’ve been thinking alot about being still. I have an image in my head of what that looks like, so here it is (read more below): Absolutely beautiful picture, right? Yes! Realistic for us every day folks? No. My life is surrounded by running a business by day and running away from a 17 monthContinue reading “In The Stillness…”

Talking to Your Child about Healthy Boundaries

Guest Blog Post by Rand Batarseh with Setting healthy personal boundaries, as well as being able to identify and respect those of others, is critical for developing healthy relationships. It is critical to instill healthy boundaries in children at a young age. It will be easier for them to manage good relationships as adultsContinue reading “Talking to Your Child about Healthy Boundaries”

Attention People Pleasers

“Today, I’ll share a few ways in which people pleasing may present and then discuss some methods to become a little more balanced while remaining nice, setting appropriate boundaries, and understanding deeper meanings behind our behaviors.”

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Teenage Drinking and Sex

“…alcohol use is unsafe for teens and the adolescent brain.”