Ten tips for parenting teens today

By StatePoint Parenting a teenager can be an uphill battle. In addition to the problems you may have faced in your own youth, teenagers today face a new host of issues presented by texting, sexting, social media and cyberbullying. “Say the right thing and you’ll open up lines of communication. Say the wrong thing and it could lead to a fight or silent treatment,” said Joani Geltman, child development and parenting expert and author of “A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out.” Geltman offers her “Top … Continue reading

Are you new here? You’re not the only one!

Did you know that in 2008, more than 1.1 million immigrants became legal permanent residents of the United States? There is a great deal of media coverage surrounding immigration, but oftentimes the stories behind immigration are left untold.

From leaving loved ones behind to adapting to a completely different culture, immigrating can be difficult. Read for a firsthand story, as well as information about adjusting to a new country. Continue reading

What does Self-Esteem mean to you?

“I think Self-Esteem depends on what kind of person you are. I think everybody should have some sort of good self-esteem because it affects how a person thinks, does things, reacts to things, etc. For some people, it is more hard-work. For others it is more on doing something you like. For others it’s based on who you are as a person, whether you are a [good person or a bad person]. Everybody takes pride in self-esteem because it represents, who you are as a person that makes you special.” — By Kevin Huang, AACA Youth Council Leader “I think … Continue reading