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Parenting: Harnessing the Power of the Cell Phone

If you have a teenager, chances are he or she is glued to his or her cell phone at this very moment.  (And I would bet that’s probably how you’re reading this- but that’s beside the point, right?)  Today, teens … Continue reading

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7 Tips for Reducing Family Stress

Anyone with a family knows that family life can be stressful- with work; busy schedules; often conflicting activities; trying to meet everyone’s wants and needs; constant demands for time and money; and of course the unexpected. Some times are easier … Continue reading

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10 Strategies to Improve Your Child’s Sports Experience

Like most dads (and many moms), I’m a huge sports fan.  I grew up playing baseball and watching all kinds of sports.  I have also lived in PA for my whole life, near Philadelphia and Pittsburgh- two of the greatest sports cities in America.  … Continue reading

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Starting a Family in Graduate School: Are You Ready?

I was recently interviewed for an article, ‘Is it time to start a family?’, published in the January 2014 issue of GradPSYCH, the magazine for psychology graduate students.  Eight other recent graduates and myself were asked about our experiences with … Continue reading

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Setting Limits on Technology: What’s Best for My Family?

The cell phone jail (I’m not sure of the real name).  I thought it was just another, As Seen on TV, soon-to-be-at-the-dollar-store product, but it’s actually kind of smart.  Most adults today have a smartphone, a laptop, or maybe an iPad.  … Continue reading

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Social Media for Parents

Chances are if you’re reading this you use some type of social media- Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Pintrest, or others.  And if you have a child over the age of say, 10, he or she may be using it too (I’ll say … Continue reading

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

It seems that every month is some sort of health awareness month- from Thyroid Awareness Month (January), to Alcohol Awareness Month (April), to National Breastfeeding Month (August), or Safe Toys and Gifts Month (December). It’s impossible to keep track of … Continue reading

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