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Teaching Teens the Fine Art of Making a Meaningful Impression

Teaching Teens the Fine Art of Making a Meaningful Impression

06.12.2014
We teach our children so many things over the years: how to hold a cup, tie a shoe, ride a bike or share a toy are all building blocks...
Celebrating My Nween (Newborn Teen)

Celebrating My Nween (Newborn Teen)

06.11.2014
I reflected on the year and started to think about all that my daughter has accomplished in her second year of middle school. So many accomplishments...
11 New Parenting 'Lasts' That Will Make You Cry

11 New Parenting 'Lasts' That Will Make You Cry

06.11.2014
When our babies are little, there are so many lasts that people warn us about. We're on alert for the last time they pronounce that one...
A Dress Code of Her Own: Teaching Our Girls Body Confidence

A Dress Code of Her Own: Teaching Our Girls Body Confidence

06.10.2014
More than telling our girls what is and isn't appropriate to wear, we need to teach them how to love and respect their bodies and really...
5 Ways Camp Helped Me Get Over My Fears

5 Ways Camp Helped Me Get Over My Fears

06.10.2014
The lessons I ended up learning at camp could not have been taught within the confines of the traditional American classroom. Through camp...
10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Another City in Your 20s

10 Reasons Why You Should Move to Another City in Your 20s

06.10.2014
Nothing can bring you closer to building an intimate relationship with yourself and getting to know yourself better than moving away from...
5 Tips to Help Parents With the Underage Drinking Conversation

5 Tips to Help Parents With the Underage Drinking Conversation

06.10.2014
Talking about alcohol with your children is never easy, but educating teens and then trusting them to make informed decisions is critical....
15 Things Parents Should Never Ever Do On Facebook

15 Things Parents Should Never Ever Do On Facebook

Yagana Shah  06.10.2014
In the golden days before the advent of Facebook, kids only had to worry about their parents embarrassing them at school pick-ups and during...

Yes, You Can Be a Good Dad (Even if You Didn't Have One)

06. 9.2014
Children of divorce can grow up to be good partners and mothers and fathers. It doesn't necessarily come naturally. It may take extra time,...
Teens and Screens: The Breakdown of Digital Parenting

Teens and Screens: The Breakdown of Digital Parenting

06. 5.2014
We have taught our kids about stranger danger in the parks and playgrounds, and we talked to them about the chatrooms where predators can...
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...