What Parents Need to Know About Facebook

Depending on which article you read, most will admit that teenagers are using Facebook less than they were just a few years ago. According to the Pew Research Center (an organization that I tend to look towards for most statistics), 71% of teenagers between 13 and 17 years old still…

If You Whisper, They Will Answer

As a mother who insists on staying involved in her children’s lives, I make an effort to read articles that come along warning me about the latest dangers or improvements in the world that will directly affect my son or daughter. ┬áMy son, who is fifteen, is growing up in…

Fatty

Fatty! The word hung in my kitchen’s air, my little girl’s tiny voice shouting words at her brother that she didn’t know the meaning of but knew they were meant to be hurtful. My 15-year-old son stared at her, trying to not laugh at her preschool-aged anger while also showing…