Archive for March 2016

Tween and Teen Parenting Lessons Learned at Disney World

Tween and Teen Parenting Lessons Learned at Disney World
“You picked a perfect time to ride,” the cast member said as our MagicBands touched the Mickey scanners, which lit up the night with their green glow. We were going to ride the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, and the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular show had just started. We... Read more »

Printable Easter Scavenger Hunt Clues - 2016 Edition

Printable Easter Scavenger Hunt Clues - 2016 Edition
Back by popular demand (well, a few politely phrased requests) is the Easter Scavenger Hunt! An Easter Scavenger Hunt can be a fun way to keep bigger kids busy while little ones do an egg hunt, or just a way to add a little fun when it comes to finding their Easter basket. These clues... Read more »

Online Harmony: Steps your whole family can take to be good digital citizens

Online Harmony: Steps your whole family can take to be good digital citizens
I’m so pleased to welcome  Denise Lisi DeRosa with a guest post about ways we can all – parents and kids – take achieve online harmony and be good digital citizens. Denise is an expert in online safety, media literacy and a frequent speaker on parenting in the digital age. _________________________________ The Internet is an... Read more »
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Should every kid take AP classes in high school?

Should every kid take AP classes in high school?
Advanced Placement (AP) classes are a big topic of discussion if you have a kid entering high school, as I do. At orientation in January, the principal of the high school my daughter will attend said that every kid should take AP classes in high school, well, at least one but there was encouragement to... Read more »

What parents need to know about depression and emotional resilience in teens

What parents need to know about depression and emotional resilience in teens
I’m very happy to welcome guest poster Cheryl Frommelt, a therapist with more than two decades of experience working with adolescents and their families.. She previously shared her thoughts on the biggest challenges facing adolescents and is back today to share what  parents need to know about depression in teens, and how parents can help... Read more »

The 3 big challenges facing teens and tweens, from a therapist's perspective

The 3 big challenges facing teens and tweens, from a therapist's perspective
What would you say are the biggest challenges facing teens and tweens? What would your kids say? It could be interesting to pose the question to your kids over dinner or in the car to practice what they think are the biggest challenges they face. Answering that question is a guest post from Cheryl Frommelt,... Read more »
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My teen's advice to the presidential candidates

My teen's advice to the presidential candidates
My daughter spends a lot of time in social studies class talking about current events, which I love. This year, though, that means they’re talking a great deal about the race for the presidential nomination, and I don’t love the way that’s going. This is the first election in which my 13-year-old has been truly... Read more »

Thoughts on raising adolescents

Here are a few of the great pieces I’ve read online recently on some of the many topics that arise when raising adolescents. I thought other tween and teen parents might also appreciate them and wanted to share If your child is being particularly defiant of late: Three Proven Ways To Help Children and Teens Behave... Read more »

Happy National Day of Unplugging!

Happy National Day of Unplugging!
Do you have a love/hate relationship with your phone? Raising my hand here, as that’s true for me. I love that it keeps me informed and connected to those I love, but I hate that I spend as much time on it as I do.  And the ability to work from anywhere at any time... Read more »
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