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    Why Higher Education Is A Must For Low-income Mothers

    More than ever a college degree divides the haves and have-nots in American society. College graduates earn wages 56% higher than those of high school graduates, according to recent data from the Economic Policy Institute. Equally important, employment stability increases with a college degree. A 2017 Report found that following the 2008 recession over 95% […]

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    Understanding the Impact of Paternal Incarceration on Children’s Schooling

    Parents play an important role in their children’s lives, and parental involvement in elementary schooling especially affects children’s welfare. An impressive body of scholarship suggests that children’s health, development, and economic fortunes suffer in many ways if their parents serve time in jail or prison. Because the number of school-aged children in the United States […]

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    Technology and Children: A Parent’s Survival Guide

    Technology has changed the way children develop and interact with others, and while it seems to change every day, many parents are forced to keep up or get left behind. Jessica Mirman, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology in the University of Alabama at Birmingham College of Arts and Sciences, says that, even though much of […]

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    5 Things To Tell Your Teenager With an Alcohol Addiction

    The legal age for drinking alcohol is 21, but that doesn’t stop many teenagers from drinking. Although the number of reported instances of underage drinking is done, according to the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility, there is still much to be done in the fight against underage drinking and all the problems that can result […]

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    Depression: Youth, Counseling and Antidepressants

    The advent of modern antidepressant medication has been a lifesaver to many. Recent research demonstrates that a combination of counselling and medication can provide the most effective treatment for youth suffering from depression. However, there is evidence to suggest that in the early stages of medication treatment, there is an elevated risk of suicidal thought, […]

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    5 Ways to Reconnect with Your Child

    No matter how close you and your children are, there are always dry spells where the relationships seem strained. With parents working, children going to school, and all of the home dynamics, it is understandable that parents and their kids can disconnect. According to a survey by USA Today, mothers in America spend an average […]

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    When to Turn to Outside Help

    Many parents are struggling with adolescents and young adults who suffer from mental health, substance abuse, and other typical issues associated with this age group. Although the usual courses of therapy and medications have been tried, for some, these therapies are just not working. In these cases, alternative therapies are being sought out. One type […]

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