Parenting Teens and Tweens
Inside this post: I was terrified when my daughter told me she was cutting herself. Here are five dos and don’ts for parents when dealing with adolescent self-harm. The note was written on pink paper, folded up, and taped to my bedroom door. On the…
Clothes are often the way teens express themselves and make statements about their identity. T-shirts in particular are a great way for teens to show different sides of themselves. It can often be difficult to find gifts for teens that they will actually like. This…
My husband and I assumed we’d be sports parents. More specifically, hockey parents. We live in Minnesota, the self-proclaimed “State of Hockey,” where backyard rinks and ice time are all the rage. My husband played hockey, and I’ve always loved hockey, so we kind of…
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CHANGING THE COLLEGE CONVERSATION
There is no ONE path to success when it comes to the choices our teens make post-high school. The college admission process is out of control and so are the costs to attend college. It’s time to start changing the college conversation. There needs to be less focus on rankings and we all need to start questioning what we are doing to the mental health of our teens with the demands being placed on them to get into their dream colleges. Instead, parents talk to their teens about how to fulfill their dreams – so they can not just survive but thrive in this challenging and ever-changing world.
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PARENTING TEENS TIPS
What do you do when your teen daughter no longer wants to be seen with you? Or when your chatterbox son starts responding only in grunts and sighs? Even if some of these teen stereotypes don’t happen in your house, chances are your relationship with your adolescent is changing. The good news is while parenting teens is hard, you don’t have to do it alone. Here are a few of our favorite parenting teens tips to develop a strong connection with your big kid.