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Parenting a Teen

Divorce and Back to School. Bittersweet.

Rosemond Perdue Cranner | Posted 08.11.2015 | Divorce
Rosemond Perdue Cranner

It's that time of year again. Our kids go back to school and we go back to having a life. This season of new glue sticks and shiny uniforms makes me a little bit sad, especially now that my marriage has fallen apart.

Can This Helicopter Mom Change Her Ways?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I often say that I have never actually met a helicopter parent. At least not one who describes themself that way. Everyone KNOWS a helicopter parent -- one who hovers and intrudes and smothers -- but they are always someone ELSE. I can't say that anymore.

What I Know Now That I Am The Mother Of An 18-Year-Old

Lisa Belkin | Posted 07.11.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

You are bigger than I am, and way stronger than I am, and you do a spectacular impression of someone who is ready to face the world -- but every once in a while you will let me see glimpses of the imp with the Dutch boy haircut who needed me.