In recent years, there has been a dramatic rise in early sports specialization for young athletes — kids seem to be settling on a single sport at younger and younger ages. With the increased availability of competitive travel leagues and tournaments, and frequent sports exposure in the media, young athletes are often encouraged to undergo … Continue reading Is your child specializing in a sport too soon?
If you’re a parent, you probably worry about your child’s safety. But how often do you worry about their online safety? Cyberbullying is a growing issue among children of all ages, and it can take many forms. It might be a mean text or email, a rumor posted on social media or even an embarrassing … Continue reading How to protect your child from cyberbullying
Attention to all parents of teenagers out there; you are probably already aware of the many risks that your teen faces on the march to adulthood. From drugs and eating disorders to driving way too fast, you have plenty of things to worry about. Unfortunately, there is something else that should be on your radar … Continue reading The Growing Use of Steroids Among Teens
You get up for a drink of water in the middle of the night and your teen’s bedroom light is still on. They’re texting a friend, watching a movie and listening to music. What they’re not doing – sleeping. The National Sleep Foundation reports that most adolescents – between the ages of 10 and 18 – … Continue reading Not Enough ZZZs Could Spell Obesity for Your Teen