Back To School Tips

Preparing for a new school year can be  overwhelming and catch even the most organized parent off guard. It seems to come out of no where,  and suddenly families coast to coast find themselves back in  school mode. … [Read more...]

Survival Tips for Graduation Weekend

Do you have a graduate in your house? We do. Even as a "veteran" graduation parent, celebrating a graduation is still one of the most emotional roller coasters you'll ever experience. It's an awesome occasion but brings with it all sorts of emotions and chaos. … [Read more...]

New study on teen dating violence shows schools struggle with how to intervene

A new study out today in Pediatrics sheds light on the difficult issue of teen dating violence. In light of recent, highly publicized teen dating headlines, including a murder last year in Massachusetts involving a teen from my home town, this is an important topic that needs to be discussed in every town coast to coast. With this study in hand, school systems should look not only at their current … [Read more...]

The AAP Social Media Clinical Report: what it’s really about

By now you’ve seen all the headlines about last spring's new AAP clinical report and “Facebook Depression”. I’m sure those sound bytes and headlines caused you to stop your channel surfing and click on a webpage or two, which created a firestorm of media buzz. Unfortunately, it also created a great deal of confusion that I’m certain I can help with. How can I be so certain? Because I’m the lead … [Read more...]