To High School Graduates: Education First, Career Choice Second!

It's here again...high school graduation season. That annual rite of passage for high schoolers coast to coast to embark upon that much anticipated journey from home to that first true independent step outside the safety net of their childhood homes and communities. What always amazes me is the pressure high school kids feel as they embark upon this journey and how often I hear these kids express … [Read more...]

Let’s Guide Teens, Not Dictate To Them!

It’s interesting to sometimes be a fly on the wall when trekking teens around town. I do that a great deal and recently learned some interesting tidbits: 1. As the Fall sports season ended, a couple of the Freshman were hoping to look into some of the clubs offered at the High School but were told by their parents they couldn’t – they had to take “a sport a season”. 2. After a recent gathering … [Read more...]

Juggling Back to School Schedules Sanely!!

Feeling frantic with the back to school frenzy already? You are in good company! I just returned from My Fox Boston where Kim Carrigan and I talked about a potpourri of topics on all of our minds this week from juggling schedules to finding time for family meals to how to keep our kids active and eating healthy with such crazy schedules. We're both in this with you and are facing these exact … [Read more...]

Show 7 Companion Page: Teens and Destructive Behaviors

Show #7 Companion Page:Teens and Destructive BehaviorsBacchus has drowned more men than Neptune. (Giuseppe Garibaldi)Guest Information:Thanks to Heidi Heilman from the Wayland Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Wayland, MA, for joining me last night.Heidi has a Masters in Social Work and has worked in the field of youth substance abuse for over 20 years, with experiences ranging from SADD, … [Read more...]