Teenagers and Sexting – More Common than You Think 

In an unfortunate coincidence since my last article regarding Internet safety (www.riverjournalonline.com/CyberSafety), we had an issue at one of our local high schools of teens being solicited by an unknown person to send... Read more »

What is Cyber Bullying Really?

  Most of us remember being teased or even bullied as children, or we were aware of other kids being bullied. The aggressor generally needed an audience, and the audience was usually limited by the... Read more »
Dr Kapatenakas

Love Hurts. Young Love Hurts More

  Ahhh,Valentine’s Day. Of all the Hallmark holidays, it’s the Hallmark-iest. Much like Thanksgiving and Christmas, everyone thinks that the rest of the world is having a much better Valentine’s Day, and people... Read more »

Addressing Fear and Anxiety in Times of Uncertainty

In general, life and the world at large are cyclical. Everything old is new again and the cycle continues. We enter 2019 at a time of turmoil politically and economically. Many of... Read more »

Onwards & Upwards…to a new school year

Most of us would not want to go back to eighth grade for any reason.  It was around then that I was described by a cute boy on my block as “pretty,... Read more »

Onwards & Upwards…to a new school year

Most of us would not want to go back to eighth grade for any reason.  It was around then that I was described by a cute boy on my block as “pretty,... Read more »

Looking Ahead… Through One’s Own Eyes

Proms are over.  Regents Exams are a recent traumatic memory.  Graduation parties are revving up and many local kids are looking towards the next phase of their lives—college, jobs, graduate school, internships,... Read more »

Allow Them To Love Us

I have written in this newspaper before about animals – pets, service dogs, horses, etc. I love animals, have done much volunteer work with animals, including newborn guide dogs, and as a... Read more »

Parenting… What Works, What Doesn’t

I was recently at a conference where one of the presentations was on parenting techniques and issues. At one point the presenter was talking about how poorly certain types of discipline and... Read more »

Parenting… What Works, What Doesn’t

I was recently at a conference where one of the presentations was on parenting techniques and issues. At one point the presenter was talking about how poorly certain types of discipline and... Read more »