Entering Junior High - A Parent's Guide
Your child's entering junior high school and you're probably both a little nervous. Multiple classes, numerous teachers, a larger school, more classmates, and a new location all loom as changes that can be overwhelming at first. Perhaps you have frightening images of increased peer pressure,...
Alcohol Use Among Girls
According to SAMHSA's National Household Survey on Drug Abuse (NHSDA), male and female rates of alcohol use among 12- to 17-year-olds were similar in the early 1990's for the first time.1 Girls are beginning to drink at younger ages than ever before. In the 1960's, 7 percent of new female users of... Keeping Pressure Off Your Only Child
To keep pressure off their only child, parents must understand the special pressures that are already built into this relationship - from the parents on themselves, from the parents on the child, and from the child on himself or herself. Pressures from the parents on themselves Despite what... Teaching Children Not To Be - Or Be - Victims of Bullies
Parents and teachers are sometimes reluctant to intervene in conflicts between young children. They don't want to see children harm or ridicule one another, but they want to encourage children to learn how to work out problems for themselves. In such cases, adults have a responsibility to stop...
The Greatest Takedown of the Internet and Beyoncé You Will Ever See
Beyoncé has a new album out, because she is perfect and magical and we are all very excited and if you are not excited, what is your deal? We've reached a new apex in our hyperbole-and-Internet-fueled world of universal peer pressure and we need to stop, because it's stupid. To be very... When it comes to peer pressure, teens are not alone
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The influence of peers on adolescents' reward-seeking behavior may be a hardwired, evolutionarily conserved process, U.S. researchers say. Charitable giving: How emotion, peer pressure influence donations
While the holiday season is a money-making bonanza for retailers, it is also a key fundraising period for charities, which take the time to remind people in the midst of their gift-buying frenzy that there ... Do friends influence your spending?
Here are some of the ways spending influences happen.
Visit With Embassy Guatemala City Staff and Their Families
March 9, 2010, 10:48 am
While not directly related to Guatemalan adoption issues, it's of note to mention that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited (and subsequently addressed) the Guatemalan Embassy staff and their families on March 5, 2010, as released on the U.S. Department of State's website .
Citing... Biting The Forbidden Fruit
March 31, 2011, 8:48 am
Before Mom left to go to the store she gave me permission to go out and play. She instructed me to stay in front of the house and then added,... "and stay off that skateboard it's very dangerous." I humbly promised I would just to usher her out of the house quicker. Mom telling me to... The Pros and Cons of Being a Respite Provider
July 8, 2008, 2:53 pm
I have been a respite provider for a few years now. I have had an interesting variety of children come through my home, and for the most part, I have enjoyed doing this. There is only one time that I have returned a child, and that was purely because I sensed potential harm to Hannah.