teens

Tips for Parent-Teen Bonding

When my children were little, I would envision the teenage years with trepidation. I remembered all I had put my parents through, and was confident retribution was right around the corner. Now, our oldest is 15, our second is...

Teens and Voting

During the 2016 Election, less than half of 18- and 19-year olds registered to vote, even though young voters account for almost half of the voting population. Current voting data shows that only 53% of the U.S. voting population...

Teens & Tweens: Return to School or Not?

For Cincinnati mom Katie Bradley, deciding whether to send her kids back to school has been stressful. With three kids, in first and eighth grade and high school, she has mixed feelings, especially since she has already received an...

Starting the Conversation

Discussions on racial inequities can be difficult. Many people struggle with these conversations, often having no idea where to start or what to say. But they are critical conversations to have with your family, friends and yourself. Because getting...

Coronavirus and College

Starting college is hard. And because we’re living during a pandemic, incoming college freshmen will enter college at a time of uncertainty. Although many colleges in the U.S. are preparing for these challenges, college will not be the same...

Adulting 101

As a teenager, Nicole Winrod’s mother would have her schedule her own doctor’s appointments and run errands. Once she was allowed a little independence, Winrod says it was like ripping off the Band-Aid. “It made me want to do...

Teens and Climate Change 

Caroline Skwara, a Cincinnati high school senior, is passionate about climate change. As the current state lead for the Ohio Youth Climate Strike, she has been organizing the next U.S. Youth Climate Strike since November 2019. “The strikes are...

Only the Lonely 

For most parents, teenage loneliness is difficult to decipher. So, they worry. Maybe your son is spending too much time in his room, and yet, he has friends and communicates with those friends. Or perhaps he doesn’t ever come...

Rock the Vote 

As a kid growing up in small-town Ohio, Jen Miller, executive director of the League of Women Voters Ohio, would walk with her parents a couple of blocks every election time to the polling place. There, she’d vote in...

A Giving Teen

At a young age, Sarah McDaniel’s daughter lost her left eye to cancer. While the tragedy was a painful time for the McDaniel family, they also experienced much kindness and generosity from others. Because of her experience with generosity,...

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