Use of Pornography Among Tweens and Teens (Assets 10, 31, 35)

By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW As much as we’d like to think of our children as innocent, we parents need to become aware of the widespread use of pornography among tweens and teens. Accidental and Intentional Use of Pornography Among Tweens and Teens As much...

The Consequences of Sexting (Assets 1, 2, 10, 31, 35)

By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW Sometimes tweens and teens feel pressured into sending sexually explicit texts to their friends. This practice is known as “sexting.” In an effort to connect with peers, some youth begin to send sexually explicit text messages to their...

Anorexia and “Pro-Ana” Websites (Assets 1, 2, 3, 14)

Are “pro-ana” websites helpful for those with anorexia and other eating disorders? I recently discovered that my teenage daughter, who has struggled with an eating disorder (anorexia), has been visiting one of these sites on a regular basis. When I...

5 Ways to Discuss Politics with Your Family (Assets 26, 34, 35)

By Danny Huerta, MSW, LCSW, LSSW It is critical that we teach our children how to discuss politics with others – both inside and outside the family – in a loving, respectful way Elections are just around the corner, so political discussions have likely...

Cold Weather Tips for Cabin Fever (Assets 17, 20, 25)

As the daylight hours get shorter and temperatures take a nosedive, parents begin to brace for that dreaded family illness that sometimes accompanies the colder months of the year: cabin fever. Fortunately, this is a completely preventable condition, and, with a...

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