Archive for July 2017

Why the Cubs giving Bartman a World Series ring is "an important reminder for how we should treat each other"

Why the Cubs giving Bartman a World Series ring is "an important reminder for how we should treat each other"
As parents, we have a lot of hopes and dreams for our children. The one that may be most common is the desire to raise a child who grows up to be a fundamentally good person. One who is kind, considerate, and compassionate. The news isn’t always full of stories of benevolence, forgiveness and appreciation. But... Read more »

A day in the life of parenting teens, summed up in 15 GIFs that will make you laugh

A day in the life of parenting teens, summed up in 15 GIFs that will make you laugh
Gifs are taking over the world, and making me laugh really hard in the process. You can find ones that apply to any situation, including raising adolescents. Here’s what a day in the life of parenting a teen looks like in GIFs You May Also Like: Advice for teens in exactly 3 words Prior Post: What parents need... Read more »

What parents need to know about Sarahah, the popular anonymous messaging app

What parents need to know about Sarahah, the popular anonymous messaging app
There’s always a song of the summer, and it should be no surprise that there are apps of the summer –  one that becomes hugely popular as soon as the temperatures warm up and kids are out of school.  This year, the front runner for app of the summer is Sarahah, an anonymous messaging app... Read more »
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Parenting a prickly teen? Here's some advice from the experts

Parenting a prickly teen? Here's some advice from the experts
“There are few situations in life more difficult to cope with than an adolescent son or daughter during the attempt to liberate themselves.” – Anna Freud It seems that adolescents haven’t changed much since the days of of Anna Freud. If you find yourself in the challenging situation of parenting a teen, you may or... Read more »

How Google's research on successful teams can help your family

How Google's research on successful teams can help your family
Google researched what makes successful teams work well and the findings can have benefits both at work and at home. Google released the study in 2015 re:Work website here but they are making the rounds in this post on Inc. on social media now. The study spanned two years and examined 180+ teams at Google. Researchers found that the most... Read more »

Lessons I've learned about the internet in 5+ years of blogging

Lessons I've learned about the internet in 5+ years of blogging
After blogging for more than five years, I have logged a great deal of time on the internet. As a result, I’ve had a wide variety of experiences and I have learned a lot. A whole lot. Because knowledge is power, I wanted to share that information with you. Hopefully it starts some conversations with your... Read more »
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4 tips for keeping conversations about relationships and sex going during the teen years

4 tips for keeping conversations about relationships and sex going during the teen years
You fulfilled your parental duty of informing your child about the birds and the bees. You’ve used proper terms for your child’s anatomy, you’ve explained exactly how babies are made, you’ve talked to your kids about the importance of protection. Now what? To answer that question and give advice for how parents can continue the conversations... Read more »

My big secret about parenting is that there are no secrets

My big secret about parenting is that there are no secrets
I’ve seen a lot of headlines of articles promising to reveal the secret to just about anything related to parenting, and everything else, really. I understand that publications need to entice readers to click and read. And often, I’m intrigued and do just that. But I’m most often really disappointed. Even the pieces promising the secret... Read more »

May it please the parents: Chief Justice John Roberts's great commencement speech

May it please the parents: Chief Justice John Roberts's great commencement speech
I love a good commencement speech. To me, the best ones combine humor with heart and aspirations with advice for living a good life. I’ve shared many that I’ve loved on this blog, and this weekend I came across another great one that not only met my criteria but reminded me that parents who may... Read more »
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