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How to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter (Or, Don't Do What I Did)

How to Talk to Your Teenage Daughter (Or, Don't Do What I Did)

12.10.2013
I confronted my daughter close to midnight one Friday night, after we were both exhausted from a hectic week. Afterwards, my husband said,...

The Benefits of Mental Workouts for Kids and Teens

12.10.2013
"My child just can't stay focused." I've heard this over and over again as I've been touring the country talking about my book Focus....
Are We Parenting for the Short Term?

Are We Parenting for the Short Term?

12. 9.2013
Instead of rushing to their rescue, laugh together as you share stories of your fumbles in life. Teach your kids that failure is a chance...

How to Think Like, and Shop for, Teens

12. 6.2013
To avoid getting it all wrong, follow these tips on how to tap into the teen psyche and get a gift that won't embarrass them or you!

How Teens Embarrass Parents

12. 4.2013
Remember the last time you were gossiping on the phone with a friend or the last time you were unusually judgmental? Your teens are paying...
The Teen Vanishing Act: How the Latest Social Media Trends Are Hurting Our Kids

The Teen Vanishing Act: How the Latest Social Media Trends Are Hurting Our Kids

12. 3.2013
For the past few years, I've seen teens' shift their social media habits to apps and sites that provide illusions of ephemeral and anonymous...
Why It's So Important To Listen To The Music Your Teens Love

Why It's So Important To Listen To The Music Your Teens Love

11.29.2013
Our kids listen to their music in private, an activity hidden from us like the text messages and snapchats they send to friends over their...
<i>The Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> and Kids: What Is Age Appropriate?

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Kids: What Is Age Appropriate?

11.26.2013
The movie really is suited for older tweens as there is plenty of drama and intensity. Prior to and following the premiere, I asked some...
How Can I Change My Daughter's Negative Thinking?

How Can I Change My Daughter's Negative Thinking?

11.25.2013
By allowing your daughter to hear you offer alternatives to catastrophic thinking, you'll create a blueprint for her to start doing the...
E-Venge: Selfies, Teens and Cyberbullying

E-Venge: Selfies, Teens and Cyberbullying

11.21.2013
As a parent and cyber advocate, I have browsed many teens' Facebook pages and have been stunned at the snapshots I see. Although I err...
The No. 1 Killer of Teens in the U.S.

The No. 1 Killer of Teens in the U.S.

11.20.2013
There is a growing epidemic in America that is taking the lives of our young people. It's in most of our homes and it can easily be obtained...
Asking Teens About Their Dream Dates

Asking Teens About Their Dream Dates

11.18.2013
I was just blown away. Teen after teen described the ideal date as one during which they would go to dinner,the beach, picnics and even...
Facebook Confirms It: You're A Vessel For Ads

Facebook Confirms It: You're A Vessel For Ads

Drew Guarini  11.16.2013
Are you sitting down? Doesn't matter, this isn't going to surprise you. Facebook reaffirmed its position on Friday that it's able to use...
How I Finally Made It Onto My Daughter's Instagram Feed

How I Finally Made It Onto My Daughter's Instagram Feed

11.14.2013
I was scrolling through my phone while I was making breakfast for Little Cuddy's older brother when I saw your tweet. And I don't know...