How Much Is TOO Much? Overindulging Your Teen

According to the authors of How Much is Enough?, overindulgence is doing or having so much of something that it does active harm or at least stagnates and deprives that person from achieving their full potential.  Overindulging or providing too much of a good thing (whether it is over-buying or over-nurturing or over-helping) takes away […]

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5 Things I Do Differently at Holidays with Teens

As the holiday season is rapidly approaching, some of us might be feeling a bit overwhelmed by the length of our “to-do” list. While this feeling is common, it is also important to examine why the holidays are a great opportunity to bond with your teen. Today’s Parenthetical post provides a few quick tips on how to […]

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Injury Data Fact Sheets

The Children’s Safety Network (CSN) has released state-by-state injury data fact sheets for 2016 that contain analyses of childhood injury fatalities and hospitalizations. Each sheet includes a description of the intent, mechanisms, incidence, and rates of hospital-admitted injury; a summary of the top five leading causes of injury fatalities and hospitalizations; and information on the […]

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Fresh or frozen turkey: Ready for Thanksgiving

Perhaps the biggest holiday meal of the year is just around the corner. Thanksgiving brings families together from all across the state to share a meal that often centers on roast turkey and all the fixings. To help you prepare the holiday meal, University of Wisconsin-Extension food scientist Barbara Ingham offers some helpful hints. “Whether […]

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Fighting the fair fight: How to constructively disagree with your teen

Occasional fights and disagreements with your teen are pretty much the norm for most families. So, what is the best way for parents to approach conflicts with their teens without letting them develop into a full scale power struggle or all out war? This week’s Parenthetical post provides some suggestions that can help make dealing with […]

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Can Pokémon Go play a role in positive parenting?

Whether you’ve simply been looking out your front window or following the news, you’ve likely witnessed the rise in popularity of Pokémon Go. The new app, a treasure hunt for animated characters within a player’s own real world surroundings, is getting plenty of media attention. Nineteen days after its release, Pokémon Go had been downloaded […]

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What to do when you can’t pay your medical bill

About a quarter (26 percent) of U.S. adults say they or someone in their household has had problems paying medical bills in the past 12 months, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. That means one in four people struggle to pay for healthcare services. “Financial difficulties are a reality for many people, and unfortunately financial […]

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