Tag: Teens

I Can’t Wait to Nudge My Little Bird Out of the...

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Amidst all the COVID-19 chaos, one bit of normalcy dominated the fall for my family: the college application process. My older son, a senior at...

Hello From the Other Side

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I hope as you read that title, you heard Adele singing! While that song refers to a breakup, the "other side" I am going...

A Letter to My Teenager

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Dear Teenager, I see the eye roll and the knee bending already, so I won’t take up too much of your time. Let me start...

New Year’s Resolutions for Parents of Teens and Tweens

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With 2019 peeking around the corner ready to knock big sibling 2018 out of the way and assume the spotlight, it’s time to start...

Making Spirits Bright: Keeping Holiday Traditions Fun for Teens, Tweens, and...

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I grew up in a small family without a lot of traditions. I watched every holiday commercial and Thanksgiving or Christmas special longing to...

Have You Heard What Your Daughter’s Teen Friend Said…

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Girls often get a bad rap for being cruel and cliquish and have a Mean Girls attitude but my from what I can see what teen girls say about themselves is sometimes worse than what they say about each other.

Parenting Style: Am I Cautious or Just a Cynic?

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I think most parents instinctively guard their children against obvious dangers but when are we using our own experiences to color our kids' view of the world? I think parents have a tendency to size up a situation because they've seen too many things go wrong. Is there a way that we can steer our kids around the same mistakes we made without infringing on their own observations?

It Ain’t Easy Being (a) Teen: 7 Tips for a Smooth...

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I still remember the morning my friend Laura taught me the secret to leaving our weekly toddler playgroup without tears and meltdowns – either...