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700,000 teen pregnancies each year: Decisions made have lasting impact. Kristen Jan Cannon According to StayTeen.org, approximately 3 in 10 teenage girls will get pregnant in the U.S. each year. That equates to 700,000 teen pregnancies annually! For such cases, adoption is a phenomenal route to go. And...

Diane Robertson Someone with the measles went to Disney Land and suddenly the ongoing vaccination debate explodes. Many angry parents, and pediatricians call for the government to intervene and force everyone to vaccinate their children. Some have even called for children to be taken away if...

Nathalie Bowman If you’ve ever been around a newborn baby, you know there is something special about that perfect, new little life. Each new little person born has their own unique personality and is filled with love and the potential to succeed at life. It’s beautiful...

Tashica Jacobson There are many things that parents try to accomplish with their children. They try to get them to eat vegetables, do homework, and keep up on household chores. But what is the ultimate goal of parenting; what should parents really try to accomplish? To...

Submitted by Rebecca Mallory My name is Dzung Tran. (John Tran Myers) I was born in 1965. Family of seven; Mom, Dad, three boys, and two girls. I am the second child in the family. Before 1975 life in Vietnam was fairly good. We live in a city called...

Mekelle Tenney The Center for Disease Control and Prevention published a study conducted in 2013 that stated the following: 20% of high school students reported having had five or more alcoholic drinks in a row 18% of high school students reported having had a drink of alcohol before...

Rachel Allison My husband and I have totally different parenting styles. I have often wondered how I ended up being the strict disciplinarian.  He on the other hand had an open-door policy with our children.  Any time a discussion or heart to heart conversation was needed...

Diane Robertson As I put my children to sleep in their safe, warm beds, my heart and prayers go out to the grieving parents in Peshawar, Pakistan, who will not be putting their children to bed this night or any night again. On Dec 16th, around 10...

Rachel Allison This post may offend some of our readers.  If I say something that hits too close to home, just honestly evaluate your child’s involvement and if necessary ignore my observations. My children grew up during the skate-board craze in our neighborhood.  All of their friends...