Many parents are harried running their children from activity to activity. But is the level of involvement right for the family? Learn what parents can do to examine their pace of life and determine if it's a good fit for them and their children.
Why do we wait so long to learn about our ancestors, the histories behind the lives of our families? Recording oral histories now is one way we can preserve these histories.
Communication is important when parenting, especially with adolescents. Active listening is key to effective communication. Read on to learn more about listening to your teens.
Take time this fall for family fun whether carving a pumpkin, going on a hayride, finding your way in the corn maze or roasting hot dogs on the campfire.
All human beings have basic needs in addition to food and water. These basic needs are: Belonging, Power, Enjoyment and Independence. This applies to teenagers as well. Because this is a time of tremendous social and emotional growth, these needs are even stronger.
Communities which have implemented evidence-based prevention programs using the PROSPER model have seen significant reductions in substance misuse including prescription opiates.
Luzerne County’s newest PROSPER expansion site is Wilkes-Barre Area’s Dodson Elementary.
In recent years, researchers have been studying the impacts of gratitude on individual well-being and health. People who are consistently grateful have been found to be happier, more energetic, and more hopeful and report experiencing more frequent positive emotions. Read on to learn how you can practice gratitude.
Parenting is often challenging. When families are in crises due to divorce, illness, unemployment, or other issues, it can become even more difficult to maintain balance in the home...
The Riverside School District becomes the newest PROSPER site in Lackawanna County.
Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP) integrates family dinner into each session. This enables families to begin to build the habit of dining together into their family life.
Many teens own cell phones. While they are convenient for parents to monitor and communicate with their youth, they require setting ground rules and clear expectations to avoid problematic situations.
Benefits of Eating Together: Family meals provide nutrients that kids need to grow strong and healthy, such as calcium, fiber and iron.
All of us including children experience stress. Kids may have stress from a variety of sources at home, school, or friends and relationships...
Family meetings provide an opportunity to coordinate family schedules, improve communication, and have fun together.
The use of social media is common among youth. Parents can provide guidance for their children so their online activities are done safely and respectfully to protect themselves and others.
The Laurel Highlands Prosper site in Fayette County successfully completed their first Strengthening Families Program 10-14 this month.
Parents who are aware of their children's activities and whereabouts have kids who are less likely to get involved with problem behaviors. Good parental monitoring involves setting clear expectations for behavior, having consequences in place when the rules are broken, and actively tracking your child's behavior.
Certain conditions in the lives of youth serve to protect them from the potential harmful effects of negative conditions in their worlds. These "protective factors" are found in the community, school, families, and individuals themselves.
Welcome to our newest PROSPER community, Uniontown in Fayette County. The Laurel Highlands School District and the Uniontown School District will be implementing PROSPER programming, starting with Strengthening Families Program for Parents and Youth 10-14 (SFP 10-14) in February.