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Susan Borison
Sue is the founder and editor-in-chief of Your Teen Media.

Entries by Susan Borison

How I Responded to Bold, in Your Face, Teenage Defiance

(1) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 3:12 PM

I walked into my kitchen and my 16-year-old daughter was on her way out.

"Where are you going?"

"I'm going to the movies."

"It's 10 p.m. You can't go."

"I'm going."

"First of all, the question is, 'Can I go?' Second of all, there is...

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Surprise. My Kids Don't Tell Me Everything.

(17) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 7:34 PM

I'm sitting at my kitchen table and I hear a ping, the one that indicates that someone has received a text. I check my devices and nothing appears. I look around and see my son's mini-iPad. Wow. Didn't expect that one. Let me just say that I can't share what...

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Starting a New Middle School in 8th Grade

(0) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 2:19 PM

My son, Jacob, has just switched to a new middle school. He is starting 8th grade. He moved from a small private school where he has been for the last 10 years to the local public school.

I loved the private school. I knew the ins and...

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Parents of Teenagers, Unite

(0) Comments | Posted November 26, 2013 | 1:00 PM

I was a playgroup mom. The group began as a weekly gathering of unconnected women who had serendipitously delivered babies around the same time. A few met through Lamaze and invited other new moms until we had formed a group. We convened at someone's house with all of our babies...

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How Did She Let Her Daughter Wear That?

(1) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 2:20 PM

I loved my tube top and my platform shoes. I loved them so much that I still remember them 40 years later. Thankfully, there are no pictures memorializing that era of my life. But at the time, I felt so fashionable and chic. And, the best part, I don't remember...

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The Advice that Hurts Takes Us the Furthest

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2013 | 10:03 AM

My business partner, Stephanie Silverman, and I arrived at the meeting so excited to talk about Your Teen: two moms who recognized a need and created a magazine without any of the requisite skills. As we started to tell our story, this stuffy businessperson interrupted, "So how are you going...

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Nothing Good Happens Inside Your Comfort Zone

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 2:00 PM

When I think of entrepreneurs, I assume they share certain characteristics. I assume they have business savvy. I assume they have experience in their venture. I assume they are risk-takers. I started a business and people started to refer to me as an entrepreneur, but since I had no business...

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Passion Made Up For What I Didn't Know About Running a Business, Which Was Pretty Much Everything

(0) Comments | Posted September 10, 2013 | 12:54 PM

When my husband and I entered our house with our newborn baby, we looked at each other with a look of terror. Where were the adults who knew what they were doing? That lack of confidence led to a long and meaningful relationship with Parents Magazine. Many years later, when...

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