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Signed Medical Authorization for College Students – A MUST

Why parents should have a Signed Medical Authorization form for their college students?

College Medical Authorization FormWith back to school season drawing to a close, parents should consider an often overlooked issue involving their adult children. If your child is an adult, you may not be able to get information regarding Health Care issues without the proper medical authorization. Once a child reaches the age of 18, he or she must consent to the release of any medical information to any other person; this includes parents. HIPPA laws are very restrictive in defining what information can be disclosed by medical providers.

In the event that your child is injured and unable to communicate, you may not be able to get access to him or her without the proper medical authorization. …Read more

19 Things To Be Thankful For

Thanksgiving 2013November is known for “giving thanks,” being thankful and gathering. As we kick off this holiday season let us step back and reflect on what we are thankful for today and this past year. When we asked ourselves, “What and whom am I thankful for?” we came up with this short list (in no particular order!): …Read more

Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll Parent’s Edition

Colorful medicins (tablets and capsules)Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll… no I am not referencing the 60’s – I am talking about your children. The necessary but awkward conversation all parents want to have with their children – Sex, Drugs, Drinking and Driving, Responsible Decisions and Bullying.

The struggle is how and when to have the ‘talk.’ Many parents dread the day they have to have any of the above talks with their children. Worse case is when a parent assumes their child is smart and knows not to do things that are illegal or wrong and never have the talk.

There are many organizations that help parents have the ‘talk’ offering suggestions, tips, examples and ways to approach a topic. …Read more

Custody in a Nutshell

Custody - Legal OverviewSometimes when parents end their marriage, it is difficult for them to agree upon who should have custody of the children. The court uses a “Best interests” and welfare of the child standard to decide which custody arrangement will be best for the children. The court also takes into account various other factors, which include the desires of all parties involved; the age and health of the parties; the history of domestic violence, if any; and the relationships with siblings and other extended family members. …Read more