Author Archives: fspguestblogger

Guest Post: Talking to Teens About Sexting

By Justin W. Patchin, Ph.D., coauthor of Words Wound Many parents worry that cell phones are an easy place for teens to experiment with sexual activity by sending explicit messages and photos that could follow them in life and have … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Peace Corps and Service

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of The Teen Guide to Global Action Students at the University of Michigan in 1960 must have caught their breath when John F. Kennedy challenged them to contribute two years of their lives in volunteer … Continue reading

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Share the Wealth: Spotlight on Community

By Laurel Lisovskis, BSW It is no secret that we continue to feel the pinch in the realm of public school budgets. Across the country, year after year we have seen a disturbing reduction of sustainable financial support to our … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Heightened Sensitivity: How Do You Measure Up?

By Erin Frankel, author of the Weird series Height. Let’s talk about it. We’ve heard it a thousand times before, but it never hurts to remind ourselves and the children we love that people come in all different shapes and … Continue reading

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Teaching the “3 Rs”: Responsibility, Respect, and Refinement

A podcast from Alex Packer, etiquette guru and author of How Rude!® The Teen Guide to Good Manners, Proper Behavior, and Not Grossing People Out. Sixth in a monthly series of podcasts from Free Spirit Publishing. Podcast transcription: It used … Continue reading

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