As you approach adulthood and start to think about your future, are you ready to be financially responsible for yourself? One awesome thing you can take advantage of is compound interest. Just check out this story of Ben and Arthur from our Foundations curriculum to understand the power of compound interest. Ben and Arthur were friends who grew up together.
Parenting a teenager with depression has nearly broken me. It has cracked me open, so that I thought the pieces would never come back together. But, like the daisies and coneflowers that I hack down to the ground in preparation for spring, the places that are cut are the places where new shoots grow. Hiding the knives. Locking up the household cleaners.
Editor's note: Minor revisions were made to this blog post after its original posting. The child welfare system was created to care for abused and neglected children. But too often, teenagers are landing in the system because they simply aren't getting along with their parents, not because they have been abused or neglected.
Today more than ever, teens and younger children need to learn not only how to handle strangers face-to-face, but also how to protect themselves from strangers on the Internet. According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, 92 percent of teens report going online daily. Subscribe via web Or.