Posts in category "Parenting"

8 quotes about why neutrality is insufficient that will inspire you to stand up

8 quotes about why neutrality is insufficient that will inspire you to stand up
I’ve heard from a lot of people after my last post about speaking out against the hate, bigotry, and violence in Charlottesville and speaking up for teaching our children about loving and respecting other people.  I shared a quote from Desmond Tutu that seemed to really resonate with readers. In case you missed that, I’ve included it... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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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10 Things a Mom Wishes She Had Known about Teenage Depression

10 Things a Mom Wishes She Had Known about Teenage Depression
In 2015, an estimated 3 million adolescents aged 12 to 17 in the United States had at least one major depressive episode in the past year, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. If it hasn’t impacted your family, chances are remarkably high that depression has or will impact a family you know. I’m very grateful... Read more »

6 easy things that parents can do to help their kids have a great summer experiences

6 easy things that parents can do to help their kids have a great summer experiences
There are several steps parents can take to help tweens and young teens get off to a great start at their activities this summer. Whether your kids are heading off to day camp, a new volunteer experience, summer school, or another opportunity, these are small, easy things that parents can do to help their kids have a great summer... Read more »

What your teen needs to understand to be a smart social media user & consumer

What your teen needs to understand to be a smart social media user & consumer
Streaks are hugely powerful on social media. Your teens can tell you all about how important they are, especially on Snapchat. I picked my daughter up from a weekend retreat today and kids were talking about how the fact that they were willing to give up their streaks evidences how much they really wanted to attend. It’s... Read more »
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Some favorite recent pieces on parenting adolescents

Some favorite recent pieces on parenting adolescents
Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite recent pieces on parenting adolescents. Hope you enjoy them! Please feel free to share links to pieces you’ve liked in the comments. You can never have too many good pieces to read, right? How Can Teenagers Know Everything And Nothing? by Annabel Monaghan in Grown & Flown... Read more »