Tag Archives: Teens

Is Your Middle-Schooler READY for a SMARTPHONE?

The answer may be surprising because a child’s readiness for a smartphone is usually based on behavior only peripherally connected to the internet. Does he do his assigned chores? Does she get up for school on time? Do they only use the iPad for homework and educational games? A student’s maturity level does count for some of the […]

Oakland Schools

Our Kids Know Something We Don’t…

UPDATE: Click to view the PRESENTATION, or to download the HELP SHEET! Our kids know something we don’t… It’s been part of their world for as long as they can remember… It powers their communication, their school work, their friendships, their love life… Sometimes it TURNS on them with global force. Sometimes they unleash it on themselves… Because […]

Opening the Door: Talking Truth about Teen Suicide

As a parent, I find myself in the surreal position of writing a blog post tragically initiated by the suicide of a local 8th-grader… Perhaps I shouldn’t be so surprised; according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death in the USA for those ages 15 to 24. […]

HOW TO GROW A HEALTHY TEEN

Could Your Teen be Happier? Does School Mean STRESS? Parents & Educators: Oakland Schools is pleased to offer a 3-session conversation about adolescent wellness on Saturdays from 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM on September 22, 2012, February 2, 2013, and March 23, 2013.  The conversations will cover the current state of the well-being of our […]