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Tag: teens

Why I Won’t Let You Use Social Media: An Open Letter...

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Dear daughter, You asked me again why I won’t let you use social media. And, once again, I didn’t do an excellent job of explaining...

Money Management Tips for Teens That Get Them Thinking and Saving

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How do you teach your teens about money management? I grew up in a paycheck to paycheck household, with frequent games of checkbook roulette and...

Talking to My Preteen Daughter: Post-It Notes Are Helping Us

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One day I was near tears, wondering why I was a horrible mom. My preteen daughter was accused of bullying activity at school. When...

Teen Depression Is Real and It’s Not Your Fault

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Teen depression is real Full disclosure: I am not a professional in any way. I’m just a mom to a new teen, trying to figure...

Free-Range Parenting with Elite Sports Clubs

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Is it just me, or do other parents look at their kids at least once a week and marvel and how much they’ve grown?...

Talking to Tweens: The Power of Empathy

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We were driving to new student orientation for the summer theater camp he was excited to attend in a few weeks when the words...

Parenting a Teen:: The Cat Years

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I thought I would hit my stride when my kids became teenagers. Truth be told, I didn’t love the baby stage. The toddler years...

Raising Tolerable Teens

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When my children were little and I would meet someone who had pleasant, look-me-in-the-eye and shake my hand kind of teenagers, I took note....