June 24, 2017

My Children Keep Making Mistakes

My children keep making mistakes. Yep I said it. And not just a variety of mistakes. Normally it is the same mistake again and again. And teens are pros at this, it seems. While I was generally perusing Twitter, I came across this video by Annie Fox, M. ED “Why You Should Encourage Your Children […]

Teen Stress

Hi awesome parents! Today I want to introduce to you Laura Chapman. She has written an article on Teen Stress. She is the mother of two teenage daughters. Like a third of teenagers here in the States, her daughters have shown symptoms of stress. They have come under pressure to do well in school academically, to do […]

Struggling with Kids Homework

School’s back in session. This brings cheers and groans from parents. The groans are for the struggling with kids homework. The cheers are for much needed breathing space from said kids! I have an idea! Let’s change things up. Click like below if you are on board! No more hassles over the homework! Done – finished, […]

Alcohol Abuse in Children: Keeping Your Child Safe

This article is from one of our great contributors. Please read and then comment letting her know you appreciated her article. Thanks! Research has shown that 80% of kids have experimented with alcohol, long before it is legal for them to drink. Adolescents experience depression, emotional anxiety, and have less practice with positive-coping skills that […]

Daily Schedules for Teenagers

Teaching teenagers to keep their own daily schedules is imperative. It is what they need to be able to do in order to be successful in life. If the parents are their calendar, they will never learn how to manage their lives as adults. Schools have realized that this important. Starting now in elementary school, […]

Helping Others Helps Yourself

Hi All – Lately, as I watch my adorable children evolve into, well self-centered teens (yup I said it!), I have been pondering how to turn this bus around. And one day it struck me!! Serve others! You see, whenever I need to get my eyes off my own navel, I find something to do […]

Fun Things for Teenagers to Do in the Summer

It is summer time again and up pops the question are there fun things for teenagers to do in the summer? With 3 of my 4 boys still at home and teens, this is definitely a pressing issue. Throw video games in with online friend gaming and I lose the leverage of telling them to […]

Teenage Friendship Advice

Being a teenager is hard enough. Then add the primal drive for friendships and social involvement, you have an imminent need for teenage friendship advice. Mostly because the drive can be beyond reason and TV has totally distorted reality of friendships. In fact, they have made popular (and rich too!) the pinnacle of success. Now […]

Listening to Your Teenager

My teenagers have occasionally been known to say “you aren’t listening”. In an attempt to prove them wrong, I mean to be supportive, I searched on the terms listening to your teenager. Desperately looking for what listening skills this highly communicative, professional woman was missing. I was shocked to see most search results were focused […]

Responsible Teenagers

Does it seem to you that the idea of responsible teenagers is just a myth? Come on we remember what we were like as teens and well for me, responsible at times was not how I would describe it. But don’t let that discourage you because responsible teenagers are out there and can even be […]

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