They say it takes a village to raise a child. Luke Air Force Base has become that village to help military spouses raise their children while their spouse is away on deployment. The lives of Senior Master Sgt. Plez Glenn and his wife, Master Sgt. Tenequa Glenn, were turned upside down when Tenequa was deployed […]
Popular shows like “Teen Mom” and “16 and Pregnant” have been said to glamorize teen pregnancy but they may be helping more than harming. Ashley Butler, community outreach director for Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services, said Valley teen pregnancy rates are on the decline. She believes shows like “Teen Mom” accurately depict the struggles of teen […]
In today’s world, families are constantly pulled in 1,000 different directions. Things like work projects, sports and homework get in the way of “traditional” family time at home. “I think a lot of people, with their busy schedules, aren’t sitting down at the dinner table at night, so they have to be a little more […]
For many parents, it’s hard to know when money should go from a “mommy and daddy issue” to a family issue. A local family, the Richards, have found that sooner is far better than later. Rick and Melissa Richards taught their children, 11-year-old Anna and 8-year-old Josh, when they were each 7 years old. Their […]
During the recession, Arizona became known as one of the least financial literate states in the country. Last year, it became one of 17 states that requires financial literacy courses in high school, but is that enough? Financial expert and planner, Laurie Bagley said, “That’s too late.” She said its all about the digital age […]
The age old question in a new age of technology is, “How is this affecting the family dynamics?” In an article from HowStuffWorks, five reasons are given as to why technology could be causing problems among families. The reasons were as follows: School performance, quality time, a less empathetic generation, blurred boundaries and, the chief […]
From Generation Y to Generation I, could it be that iPods and iPads have kids thinking it’s social “ME”-dia? Dr. Jean Twenge, author of “Generation Me” and “The Narcissism Epidemic,” said the struggle between social media and social reality is now the status quo. “Leave blame out and just say this is how the culture […]
Instagram, Facebook, Twitter…coding? Parents and teachers in today’s world are all too aware of how consumed their kids are in technology, but how much do these kids really know about it? Explorer Middle School teacher and “Media-Tech Specialist,” Tracy Tyson, teaches her seventh and eighth graders about computer coding. She has taught her students how […]
This week, KTAR is taking a close look at the family, and I thought it was such a good idea that I decided to do the same. That is, take a close look at my family. Not my wife and kids, but the family that I grew up in. I’m not highlighting the McMahons as […]
Approximately 78 percent of U.S. teens have cell phones. Five new apps are growing in popularity and important for parents to know about because many come with maturity warnings and are rife with problems.
Kids come in all shapes and sizes, making one-size-fits-all parenting advice impossible. However, there are some universal truths that every parent should live by. Find the top ten parenting commandments here.