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Raising Teenager

10 Lies Parents Of Teenagers Tell Themselves

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.21.2016 | Fifty

If Facebook is any measure (and of course, it is not), we have all parented wonderful, happy, successful teenagers who are the lights of our life, des...

Dear Teenage Daughter: We Can't Be Friends Right Now

Amanda Waggener | Posted 10.30.2015 | Parents
Amanda Waggener

We can't be friends because you need my help to survive your teen years and become an adult who people don't avoid at parties. Right now you don't really need the other half of my BFF heart necklace. You need a mom.

5 Reasons I'm Glad I No Longer Live With Teenagers

Nan Silver | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Nan Silver

Do you know where your favorite lipstick is? For the first time in years I can say with confidence that mine is exactly where I last put it. Now that my nest is newly emptied, no teen has just swiped it and then left it in her purse/friend's car/friend-of-a-friend's car. I miss my college kids terribly. But it makes me feel better to celebrate the little ways life is easier without them underfoot.