The Parent Up Blog

We share practical, up-to-date information to help parents tackle difficult issues with their children around underage drinking, drug use, and mental health. Together, we can create positive outcomes for our children!

4 Parenting Trends For 2020

4 Parenting Trends For 2020

New year, new trends! As we enter a new decade, here are some parenting trends and movements you might see in 2020.   Mental Health Transparency Today’s kids are more stressed than ever. Data gathered in 2018 by the National Survey of Mental Health indicated that...

Secrets Versus Privacy

Secrets Versus Privacy

With teenagers on their road to expanding independence, a parental grip must somewhat loosen. The balance between being present and involved, and allowing our kids space and freedom, can tip easily to one direction or the other. We wonder about asking too many...

The Secret Sauce of De-stressing

The Secret Sauce of De-stressing

Children get stressed when they experience simple frustrations, such as getting a bad grade, and when big things happen, like when someone they love dies. As parents, we know we can’t prevent our children from experiencing stress, but we can be a buffer from stress rather than a creator or cause of stress.

Welcome to the Parent Up Blog

Welcome to the Parent Up Blog

At Parent Up, our mission is to prevent underage drinking in the Northland through equipping parents with facts, resources and tools. The aim of our new blog is to provide practical, up-to-date information about parenting from local experts and parents like you.