Tweens & Teens
“These kids today” — words from every older generation referring to the generation at their heals. Each generation thinks they got it right and the next is getting it all wrong. But we are always the products of the one before. Here’s how I see where we stand in our parenting now. (You will undoubtedly note […]
What one’s friends think becomes more important than what parents think.... For many kids, being good at math and science is further down the list of ideals than is knowing how to dress, knowing all the slang, and knowing the lyrics to the latest hit song.
As a parent, nothing is more devastating than harm done to your child. When harm is done to your child, your heart might break that you weren’t able to prevent it or protect them. Sexual abuse might be one of the hardest things a family could ever have to endure. But let’s not ignore that […]
It’s not that you make more money than your child. It’s that you have raised him with respect and expect him to repay that respect with respect for you.
Lately, there has been a lot of talk about dark and troubling themes in the media. Shows such as 13 Reasons Why are a good example. There is a good chance that your teen is watching. This show in particular is about a teen that ends up taking her own life. While that sounds very […]
While certainly you don’t need to make your teen observe “school night hours” during the summer and you won’t expect your teen to cover up every inch of skin, there’s no reason to let all the rules fall by the wayside.