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When My Teen Accused Me of Being Old, This Is What I Did

When My Teen Accused Me of Being Old, This Is What I Did

12.26.2014
Instead, I took to heart what she said. I am really old, to her very young eyes. And it appears she does not carry the same judgment in...
The 5 Top Family Secrets, Christmas and Your Teens

The 5 Top Family Secrets, Christmas and Your Teens

12.24.2014
Parents keep a variety of secrets in an effort to protect their teens but it is my strong belief that teens are old enough and mature enough...
Teen Driving and the Holidays: A Parent's Guide

Teen Driving and the Holidays: A Parent's Guide

12.19.2014
You may be hearing, "Mom, where are the car keys?" a lot, particularly around the holidays, as teens and young adults make plans to meet...
Gifts From My Children That Changed Me for Good

Gifts From My Children That Changed Me for Good

12.18.2014
My daughter taught me that she is not me and her way of doing things is not my way. "Different" doesn't necessarily require fixing.
13 Wishes for My Sweet 13-Year-Old

13 Wishes for My Sweet 13-Year-Old

12.18.2014
I have great memories of my thirteenth birthday. I received some great gifts and even made a special wish that night (which did come true!)....
Parenting Hurts

Parenting Hurts

12.18.2014
I kept thinking, kept believing that the pain is "all worth it," because you get this wonderful little human being afterwards who loves...
Generation Z: A World Gone Cyber

Generation Z: A World Gone Cyber

12.18.2014
Say hello to Generation Z - We are a generation of those born beginning in 1995, living in a society where everything is possible and the...
What Drives A Teen To Kill A Friend?

What Drives A Teen To Kill A Friend?

12.16.2014
In light of recent headlines about teens stabbing to death their one-time friends, Dr. Phil takes a closer look at what could drive an...
What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) -- Why STD Testing Is Critical

What Teens Don't Know Can Hurt Them (and Their Futures) -- Why STD Testing Is Critical

12.16.2014
We all need to break the silence that surrounds STDs in our communities -- we should talk about STDs without shame or stigma and help young...
All I Need to Know About Teens, People and Life I Learned From My Cat

All I Need to Know About Teens, People and Life I Learned From My Cat

12.16.2014
All living things can be nothing other than what they are. When we use coercion or try to control another's destiny, eventually, it'll...
5 Ways to Deal With the College Kids Coming Home

5 Ways to Deal With the College Kids Coming Home

12.16.2014
It's that remarkable time of year parents of college kids have been looking forward to with excitement and just a little bit of trepidation....
What Is It About Anonymous Apps That Kids Love?

What Is It About Anonymous Apps That Kids Love?

12.11.2014
You'd think with all the bad press anonymous apps like Yik Yak, Secret, Ask.fm, and Whisper get, we'd have heard the last of them, right?...
8 Ways to Raise Kids With Grit

8 Ways to Raise Kids With Grit

12.10.2014
When I was in graduate school we were taught that individuals are either born with the magical quality of resiliency or not. These days...
In Pursuit of Light

In Pursuit of Light

12.10.2014
I do not think anyone should feel ashamed for not feeling the way all the screens tell us we should feel. If you are sad while we are farthest...