Author Archives: Angus Whyte

November is Child Safety Protection Month

Every year in November, child health and welfare advocates organize resources and spend the month raising awareness about childhood safety. Most of the information shared during Child Safety Protection Month is directed toward infants, toddlers, and school age children. Safety experts offer helpful tips and advice about things like crib safety, kitchen safety, and bathroom […]

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November is Adoption Awareness Month: A Focus on Adopted Teens

Adolescence is a challenging time for any teenager. Puberty launches their bodies and brains into a radical series of changes during the transition from youth to adulthood. Powerful hormones course through their bodies as the part of their brain responsible for rational decision-making and impulse control – the prefrontal cortex – develops the capacity to […]

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Halloween: Tips for Teen Trick-or-Treating

So. Your super-mature, mom-and-dad-I’m-almost-an-adult- stop-treating-me-like-a-child! teenager wants to go trick or treating this year, and you’re skeptical. With good reason. But before you dismiss the idea out of hand, consider this: under all that independence, under all that “differentiation” – a.k.a. the developmental process of defining their own identity aside from you – your teen […]

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I’m Too Old For Halloween! (No You’re Not)

So, Mr. and Ms. Teenager. You think you’re too old for Halloween? Think all that fun Halloween stuff is for little kids? Think again. No one is too old to have fun on Halloween. But maybe you’re totally over trick-or-treating. Fair enough: that’s your choice. Before you write it off entirely, however, we want you […]

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