I remember high school like it was just yesterday. I remember days when I would skip school and pretend to be sick, simply because I had an acne breakout. I don’t want my boys to suffer the way that I did, which is why I was excited to have the opportunity to participate in an […]
Teens are from Mars
Teenagers are from Mars. Seriously. It's the only way to describe the age range from 13 to 18, when hormones are turning our loving, smiling, happy kids into sullen, distant beings from another planet.
You will survive the teenage years with a steady supply of wine and prozac. They will survive too, and we've got all the advice in the world to help you muddle through the daily changes - and a few funny stories of our own about navigating the terrible teens!
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I’ve had a difficult time relating to my boys in the 15 years that they have been on this earth. Everything just came more natural with my daughter, simply because she was a girl I suppose. There have been days where I just didn’t get them you know? Over the past several years, I have watched […]
It is our job, as parents, to teach our children what life in the “real world” is like. That includes giving them the tools to make decisions, to face consequences, to instill a strong work ethic in them. PLAY The Discipline Solution does just that.
October is ADHD Awareness Month – did you know that? Having a bit of ADHD myself (at least I think so) and a child with ADHD, sometimes every day feels like ADHD Awareness Month around here. It can be difficult at times to manage, some days more so than others. Whenever those ADHD moments kick […]
I cannot even begin to explain the overwhelming feeling of drowning in the ocean that is called parenthood. Maybe it is because things work differently in our far-from-normal household. The way hubby and I do things around here is he gets the privilege of going to work every day, come home, eat dinner, maybe go […]
I have talked with my teen for the past three months about high school. At least once a week, we would talk about what would be expected of him, how whatever he did in high school would appear on his permanent transcript for future jobs and college to review if they choose to. How this […]
I read an awesome post today by Monica over at the grommom about what a teenage boy needs most from his mom. It got me to thinking about my own soon-to-be fifteen year old who is starting high school in just 20+ short days. I remember my first day of high school as though it were […]
If you feel like your child is spending way too much time clutching an iPad or sitting in front of a laptop playing games, you are probably right. We offer you three tips on balancing media and technology use for kids today over at Life in a House of Testosterone.
My eldest son, Jonathan, is a sensitive soul, although he does not show it very often. I believe he is in that awkward stage where he is attempting to define the man that he will be in the future. Does he go with the tough, ‘I-don’t-give-a-crap-about-anything’ attitude, or does he go with caring about others […]
Though we won’t stoop to hyperbolic scaremongering here, it cannot be denied that our nation’s children are nowhere near as active as they used to be. You could put this down to the rise in home entertainment (video games in particular) and the ever-growing paranoia of parents who have been told by the media to […]
When I first started blogging almost 10 years ago, I did it for one simple reason – to just “get it out of my system” and let go of whatever was going on that day. I was a stay-at-home-mom with a toddler and a baby and a teenage daughter with no vehicle, no stores within […]