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My Dad's Greatest Hits

My Dad's Greatest Hits

06. 5.2014
As a hormonal, hairier-than-most Greek girl in my early teens, I often referred to my dad as a "broken record." If I tried to tell MY teenager...
My Daughter Might Have Worn Inappropriate Shoes to Middle School Graduation (But the World Did NOT Come to an End)

My Daughter Might Have Worn Inappropriate Shoes to Middle School Graduation (But the World Did NOT Come to an End)

06. 4.2014
The first time I saw the shoes my 13-year old daughter Hannah wanted to wear to middle school graduation, I flat out refused to buy them...
What Every Parent Needs to Hear About Teens in Cars

What Every Parent Needs to Hear About Teens in Cars

06. 4.2014
It's important to find practical strategies that help teens speak up when they see risky behavior. It's also important to find a way to...
When Your Son Feels Rejected by Girls and Young Women: #OUCH

When Your Son Feels Rejected by Girls and Young Women: #OUCH

06. 3.2014
There will be many more dating opportunities and simply being rejected by one young woman does not imply that there is something wrong...
Use Your Powers For Good, Kid

Use Your Powers For Good, Kid

06. 3.2014
The person who can't own a mistake and pay the consequences is so terrified at the thought of failure he'll do anything to keep it as far...

Teaching Teens Money

06. 3.2014
Don't you just love these Spring days? We might just get a Spring in NYC after all - and we feel like we certainly deserve it after the...
Closing Time: Graduating Out into the World

Closing Time: Graduating Out into the World

06. 3.2014
You have these children, you see, and for a long time all you do is raise them. And then one day, you wake up and realize they're raised....
Why We Must Stop Pretending Pot Is A Harmless Elixir

Why We Must Stop Pretending Pot Is A Harmless Elixir

06. 3.2014
For some teens, the world of intoxicants is inviting because it gives them a group to belong to. Alienated or rejected by others, feel...
Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenting Your Teen After Graduation

Stuck in the Middle with You: Parenting Your Teen After Graduation

06. 2.2014
Parenting an 18-year-old who is about to gain tremendous freedom and responsibility, but who is still living under your roof, can be understandably...
American Youth Are Bombarded By E-Cigarette Ads

American Youth Are Bombarded By E-Cigarette Ads

06. 2.2014
By Andrew M. Seaman NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The amount of television advertising for electronic cigarettes that American adolescents...
5 Ways Summer Camp Helps Your Child Prepare for Adulthood

5 Ways Summer Camp Helps Your Child Prepare for Adulthood

05.30.2014
When your child attends summer camp, he learns how to work with others, build meaningful relationships, accept guidance and develop decision-making...
What a Middle School Swimmer Taught This Mom

What a Middle School Swimmer Taught This Mom

05.30.2014
She ascends the block, tugging her suit down in back. Daily practice has built her endurance and honed her strokes. Before hunching into...
The Sudden Need For a 4th Grade Sex Talk

The Sudden Need For a 4th Grade Sex Talk

05.30.2014
We had a sex talk plan. That plan was to wait. Wait until 4th grade was over. Wait until we could have the sex talk with our 10-year-old...
Why Glitter May be Better Than Math Camp

Why Glitter May be Better Than Math Camp

05.29.2014
Everyone experiences regret at one point or another -- it's part of life. And I'm not just talking about that spring break trip to Mexico,...