October 15-21 is National Teen Driver Safety Week. As the mom of two teenage boys - I am scared to death to allow them to drive. I know I'll have to - eventually - but not before we can drill into their heads these safe driving practices even when we aren't in the car with … [Read more...] about National Teen Driver Safety Week
Few things send shivers down your spine as a parent like the prospect of your offspring navigating the rocky waters of love, romance, and sex. They don't seem ready, and they never will seem ready. Will your innocent little lamb be corrupted by a deviant? Will your sensitive butterfly have their … [Read more...] about Help! My Teenager is Dating!
As children turn in to teenagers, it is easy for them to become more sedentary as they succumb to pressures of school, social activities, keeping up with friends on their phones, and pubescent hormones. If they did play outside before (even younger children are doing so less often), they now tend to … [Read more...] about 5 Fitness Tips for Teens
Many parents are keen to encourage their teens to explore new experiences as part of their transition towards becoming an independent adult and packing them off on an overseas gap year trip is a popular option. If you are thinking of helping your teen to experience a gap year adventure there are a … [Read more...] about Funding Your Teens Gap Year
Stories lamenting the unfortunate level of devotion that teens have to entertaining everyday technology, are easy to see. It isn't as common to see how technology could be healthy to a young digital native today. If you're parent to a teen, and aren't sure how technology could be good for your kid, … [Read more...] about Tech for Teens: Gadgets and Apps to Simplify Your Adolescent’s Crazy-Busy Life
'Twas several weeks before Christmas and all through the house, Teenagers were wishing and starting to pout. For their gift list was long and expensive as hell, Mom and Dad worked real hard to keep cool and not yell. "Don't you remember at all, a single thing you've been taught?" "Tis the … [Read more...] about Christmas with Teenagers
There's something I need to talk with you about tonight dear readers - something I've been meaning to write about since the beginning of October. You see, October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month. Statistically speaking, 1 in 3 students say that they have been bullied at school. I was … [Read more...] about Have You Ever Tried to be the Perfect Mother?
Teenagers have a lot to deal with: expectations of parents, school work and social lives, both real and virtual. These pressures can affect both their body and mind and cause mood swings that parents may worry about. Parents can have a difficult time navigating their growing teen’s emotions, and … [Read more...] about Moody Teens – Hormones Running Wild or Is It Depression?
Teenagers’ rooms can get incredibly messy. To prevent allergens like dust, pollen, and even mold from building up in your teen's room, force your teen to clean thoroughly at least once per week. This process should include dusting, vacuuming, changing sheets, and doing laundry. Take a closer look at … [Read more...] about 5 Steps to Remove Allergies From Your Teenager’s Room
When your teen heads off to college for the first time, it's a really big deal. They are going out to find their own way in the world. They are also walking in to a world of student loans and bad housing and terrible cheap food. It might be nice to mark the occasion with a gift that can be both … [Read more...] about Birthday Gift Ideas for College-Going Teens
Getting behind the wheel of a car is a major milestone for teens and one that comes with enormous responsibility. You may have heard of Ethan Couch and his absolutely shocking lack of responsibility. Don’t deprive your kids the chance at learning responsibility early. These eight tips will … [Read more...] about Tips for Teaching Children Responsibility with Automobiles
Online security is a big concern for parents, with nearly 70 percent of those surveyed by the Pew Internet and American Life Project saying they worry about the impact a child's online activity could have on his or her reputation and on his or her future job and educational prospects. Yet less than … [Read more...] about How to Protect Your Family From Hackers
I will be the first to admit to anyone, when I thought about having children, I wanted girls. I’m a girl. I know girls. I never even THOUGHT about the possibility of having boys. I just automatically assumed that God and I were on the same wavelength and I would only be parenting girls and my … [Read more...] about What Were You Thinking?