Child Identity Theft
Many of us have heard the warnings about identity theft. But, did you know that your children can fall victim to identity theft too? Recent statistics show that it happens.…
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It’s a rite of passage. Who doesn’t remember the anticipation and the satisfaction of getting your license for the first time? But, given what we know today about accident statistics,…
The Go-Nowhere Generation: For Teens, Facebook Trumps Driving
For many teenagers of the past, turning 16 was more than just a rite of passage; it meant freedom. The thrill of holding that small, shiny piece of plastic: a…
A Decade of Data on Teen Attitudes
Teens surveyed in the most recent Allstate Foundation and Junior Achievement Teens and Personal Finance Poll showed a dramatic shift in the way they view money and in their overall…
Study Finds 1 in 5 Teens Have Driven High
Just when I think I have this whole parenting thing figured out, the game changes.  With my oldest daughter preparing for middle school, I feel like I have a pretty…
3 Tips for Building Your Child’s College Fund
Even though my girls are just learning to spell their names, I know it won’t be long before they’re signing them on a stack of college applications. And the more…
Teen Driver: How the World Sees Me
Being a teen driver can have its ups and downs. Battling with your parents for use of the family car, playing chauffeur for younger brothers and sisters, and trying to…
8 Things You Learn in Parenthood
People without children of their own often remark to me that “kids are a learning experience,” usually after one of my kids does something adorably ridiculous like emptying a jar…
Distracted Driving Summit Teaches Teens to Drive Safely
It’s with tired feet, but a happy heart, that I am writing this post about the National Organizations for Youth Safety’s (NOYS) 2011 Distracted Driving Summit that concluded last week.…
Halloween Safety Tips for Kids and Teens
Remember Halloween in the old days? When the only word of caution from your folks was not to eat any unwrapped candy from strangers? If you’re a parent now with…