October 1, 2018

Dangers of Vaping

Two of my children started high school this past fall. I was surprised to learn that there is only one bathroom on campus that one of […]
September 28, 2018

Real Dangers of Marijuana

  You may or may not be surprised to learn how many students across college campuses have the perception that marijuana is a safe, natural recreational […]
August 28, 2018

Pressured

24/7 is the reality of time our children are faced with pressure these days: from friends, family, social media, school, TV and—perhaps subconsciously—from idols they look up to. The need to fit in, […]
October 8, 2016

MASKer Aide Ball

SAVE THE DATE Saturday, October 7, 2017 Espańa MASKer Aide Ball Join us to celebrate a decade of dedication to serving children and families. As MASK reaches […]
September 3, 2018

Internet and Food Addictions: Too Much of a Good Thing

  In moderation, sex, food, work, exercise, shopping and Internet use are considered normal healthy behaviors, but when they become excessive, they can jeopardize all aspects […]
August 28, 2018

It takes a Village

As a grandmother of five lively and selfconfident grandchildren ages 4 to 15, I thought little of the disturbing news of what experts call the “frightful […]
August 28, 2018

Under Pressure

  Johnny is a sixteen year old high school student. He has never smoked, and has never consumed  alcohol. Johnny works very hard in school, and maintains a 3.8 GPA. He dresses […]
August 22, 2018

The Divorce Dilemma

  The importance of equal parenting after divorce Each year, more than 1 million children experience the emotional trauma of divorce. Half of all marriages in […]
August 22, 2018

Sickly sweet: How much sugar is too much?

UMass Lowell researcher weighs in on how to avoid hidden sources, make healthier choices to reduce health risks Sugar. Some people crave it. Others are wary […]