April/May 2013

We asked teachers about the most standout gifts they’ve received over the years – some are thoughtful, others just plain bizarre. See which gifts made the grade! more

Jun 4, 2013 2:48 PM events/parties

Dr. John Calbelka M.D. is a radiation oncologist at East Alabama Medical Center. He offered this startling insight into the medical issues that can come with tattoos. more

May 30, 2013 4:05 PM teen health

College can be expensive and time consuming. Here are some tips on how to ensure your teen graduates in four years. more

May 30, 2013 12:20 PM admissions

Savoring this special and exciting time with your soon-to-be graduate by hosting a graduation party can be exciting for you both. Here are some tips for throwing a memorable graduation party. more

May 30, 2013 11:13 AM events/parties

Tracie Setzer learned to sew heirloom garments by hand when she was only 15 years old. It wasn’t until she became a mother that she started sewing them on the sewing machine, mainly for her own children or close family and friends. more

May 30, 2013 11:12 AM events/parties

Senior portraits are a representation of one of the most exciting (and scary) times in the lives of both teens and their parents. Here are some great on finding a photographer that will give you photo's you'll treasure. more

May 30, 2013 11:10 AM events/parties

Diamonds are forever; so are tattoos. But unlike a nice piece of pretty bling, your teen may not want that butterfly tattoo in 10 years. Here are some facts that you should know. more

May 30, 2013 9:53 AM teen health

Teens need supervision online, but keeping up with today's social media can be overwhelming, and if you are too aggressive, your teen might resort to hidden accounts. Here are some teen-approved tips for monitoring your teens online activity. more

May 29, 2013 2:43 PM Life Skills

Cash is king, but it may be time to teach your teen the tricks of the trade when it comes to using plastic wisely. It’s important that you take the time while they’re still at home to teach them what they need to know about debit or credit card use. more

May 29, 2013 2:36 PM budgeting

China topped all countries in the international rankings for reading, math and science in 2009. In contrast, the United States, having expanded standardized testing in 2002 with the No Child Left Behind legislation, ranked No. 31 in 2009. more

May 29, 2013 2:32 PM test prep

Professional Musician

Nathan Spicer is graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Music Business from Belmont University this May. He has toured with Mat Kearney, recorded with several artist and played at some famous venues. more

May 21, 2013 2:59 PM What I Know Now

Most young teenagers hate the idea of having a "sitter," but that doesn't change the fact that you will need someone to get them from point A to point B. How about hiring a summer driver? more

May 21, 2013 9:46 AM jobs/careers 2 Comments

Plan Ahead: The Importance of Internships by Alex Boyd

It's never to early to start applying for internships. In this job market, it is important for candidates to set themselves apart from the rest and getting started at the front of the line is a great way to do that. more

May 21, 2013 9:37 AM Parent-to-Parent

May 21, 2013 9:29 AM jobs/careers

Applications are one of the most important parts of getting a job. Here are some great tips to make sure that your teen stands out amongst the other applicants. more

May 20, 2013 5:37 PM jobs/careers

Whether teens are hoping to earn a little pocket change or gain experience in a particular field, they benefit from summer jobs in many ways. Here are the top 10 job for teens this summer as well as benefits you may not have considered before. more

May 20, 2013 5:27 PM jobs/careers

Having trouble coming up with a gift idea for a graduate in your life? Here are some great graduation gift ideas that are sure to be a hit. more

May 16, 2013 5:55 PM

This talented young photographer started her own business with her mom and hopes to become a pre-school teacher after she earns her degree. more

May 15, 2013 10:52 AM spotlights

This talented young quarterback is about to fulfill his lifelong dream of playing football in the SEC. He has signed with Vanderbilt University and hopes to become an attorney once he graduates. more

May 15, 2013 10:52 AM spotlights

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