Parenting Teens and Tweens
Do you remember those ominous TV commercials from when we were kids—”It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?” Well, for many parents of teens today, it’s easy to answer that question. Yes, we know where our children are. They are at home.…
Inside this post: They are not too big! Here are some great ideas for Easter basket fillers for teens and tweens. Teens and tweens may sometimes act like they’re too big and too cool for many holiday traditions, but they’ll still enjoy getting an Easter…
A friend texted me recently. “How do our teens know how to hit us exactly where it hurts?” I thought about it for a second, and my only reply was: “Because they aren’t stupid. They just do and say dumb things.” They will blame you…
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