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Navigating the Phone-Giving Process for Tweens and Teens: A Summer Parenting Series by Mid-Ohio Psychological Services

As parents of tweens and teens, you might often find yourself asking the question “Can I have my own phone?” Before answering, it’s important to consider several factors. The good news is that as parents, you don’t have to figure everything out on your own. Mid-Ohio Psychological Services, a nonprofit organization based in Franklin, Delaware, Licking, and Fairfield counties, has launched a summer-long parenting series to help guide you through this process.

The series includes workshops, online pep talks, on-demand courses, and a library of information on various topics. All of these resources are provided free of charge thanks to funding from the Columbus Foundation. The hour-long courses and 15-minute livestreamed pep talks began in May and will continue throughout June, July, and August. Topics covered include positive discipline, parenting children with ADHD, self-care for parents and more. Pep talks also cover subjects like children’s sexual development


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