Elisabeth Wilkins

Elisabeth Wilkins was the editor of Empowering Parents and the mother of an 10-year-old son. Her work has appeared in national and international publications, including Mothering, Motherhood (Singapore), Hausfrau, The Bad Mother Chronicles, and The Japan Times. Elisabeth holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine.

New Drug Alert: Deadly “Smiles” Gaining in Popularity Among Teens

By Elisabeth Wilkins

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A dangerous new drug known as "Smiles," or 2C-I, is gaining in popularity among teens in North America. The hallucinogenic drug (which, like Bath Salts, is a white crystal powder and is synthetically created)  has already claimed the lives of teenagers in North Dakota, Indiana and Minnesota. Elijah Stai, a 17-year-old who overdosed in June in Grand Forks, ND, was reportedly "shaking,... Read more »

Empowering Parents at BlogHer ’12!

By Elisabeth Wilkins

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If you're going to the BlogHer '12 Conference in New York this week, be sure to look us up! We are attending the conference for the first time this year, and I have to say, we are so excited to be going. Today I had to take a minute and really appreciate how far Empowering... Read more »

Are We Raising a Generation of Spoiled Kids?

By Elisabeth Wilkins

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"Take out the garbage. I've asked you five times. Do it now!" When I spoke these words to my 9-year-old this afternoon, he rolled his eyes, paused his Super Mario game and stomped off to do the chore I'd been asking him to do since morning. If left to his own devices, my guess is that my son would be playing... Read more »

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