Posts in category "Parenting"

Letter to my daughter on her first day of high school

Letter to my daughter on her first day of high school
Dear daughter, Tomorrow you start high school and I couldn’t be more excited for you. I know you’re worried about remembering your locker combination and which staircase to take, and yes, I’ve already bugged you today by showing you the photo from your first day of kindergarten. But if you’d be so kind as to... Read more »

Roundup of posts with good advice on parenting tweens and teens

Roundup of posts with good advice on parenting tweens and teens
Parenting adolescents is far from easy, but and thankfully there are a lot of good, smart people on the internet sharing wisdom and offering some solid advice. Here are a few of the pieces I’ve read online recently that I thought you might find helpful like I did. High School Stress: What This Teacher (and... Read more »

Chelsea Handler's advice about handling jealousy is great for tweens and teens

Jealousy is tough as an adult, and it’s tricky to know just how to help our kids deal with it. It’s normal, of course, especially in the tween and teen years when there is a great amount of peer comparison, but it’s also not an emotion that you want to let take over. This video... Read more »
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Wishing songs: These tunes about hopes and dreams parents have for their kids will melt your heart

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/awzNHuGqoMc" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><strong>Humble and Kind</strong> by Tim McGraw<Br><br>"Hold the door, say please, say thank you<br><br>
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie<br><br>
I know you got mountains to climb but<br><br>
Always stay humble and kind"
Parents have a lot of wishes, hopes, and dreams for their children. Some artists have captured those parental desires for our offspring in song. They beautifully express what it’s like to watch our children growing up and our desire for it to not happen too fast. These wishing songs also capture what parents want their... Read more »

What parents need to know about Musical.ly, the popular app

Here's how Musical.ly describes itself.
Musical.ly is a hugely popular app among tweens and teens. It can be a lot of fun and a chance to be creative and have fun, which is great, but as with all apps, there are some things to be aware of prior to using it. Here’s what parents need to know about Musical.ly. Like... Read more »

Good advice for parents of high school freshmen

Good advice for parents of high school freshmen
Sending a kid off to high school is a big step for parents, especially when doing so for the very first time. Here’s some helpful advice from those who have recently been through it and are sharing their wisdom. “Think about what time is okay for a high school senior to come in a night.... Read more »
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What parents need to know about Pokémon Go

What parents need to know about Pokémon Go
Pokémon Go is an app and game from Nintendo and The Pokémon Company that seems to have taken over the U.S. in record time. Pokémon Go is everywhere, and here’s what parents need to know about Pokémon Go. First, it is hugely popular. It was released last week, on July 6th, and caught on like wildfire. It’s poised... Read more »

Reading list for parents of teens and tweens

<a href="https://www.amazon.com/Teenage-Brain-Neuroscientists-Survival-Adolescents/dp/0062067850/ref=as_li_ss_il?ie=UTF8&amp;dpID=515PleAQHgL&amp;dpSrc=sims&amp;preST=_AC_UL160_SR106%2C160_&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=EQ4YDP8BV7Q9K46EVJ87&amp;linkCode=li2&amp;tag=twus-20&amp;linkId=490af78b95be9ea46877c2dfb9c2e712" target="_blank"><strong>The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults</strong></a> by Francis E. Jensen, MD with Amy Ellis Nutt
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"[T]his [is an] interesting, accessible, well-paced book with the simple advice to keep communicating with your teenager or post-adolescent, even if you have long lost hope that anything is getting through – make that <em>especially</em> then." - review in <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jan/12/the-teenage-brain-neuroscientist-survival-guide-review" target="_blank">The Guardian</a>
If you’re looking for some thought-provoking books about parenting adolescents, check out this reading list for parents of teens and tweens. These recently published reads offer research, wisdom, and perspective that will be appreciated by those raising older kids. You May Also Like: Book suggestions for parents of adolescents Prior Post: Tips for road tripping... Read more »

Tips for road tripping with teens and tweens

Tips for road tripping with teens and tweens
I was searching the internet for advice on road tripping with teens and tweens as we prepare for a trip we’re taking later this summer. We’ve road tripped before, but it’s been a few years, and we’ve never spent quite as much time in the car as we have planned for our latest adventure. Here... Read more »
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7 wonderful Father's Day videos that will make you laugh and cry

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fmWRODY0ing" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br><br>Go Ask Dad<br><br>Gillette helps tweens and teens see that dads may just be more helpful than the internet.
Happy Father’s Day! Here are some wonderful Father’s Day videos that get at the heart of what it means to be a dad, and to love a dad. All are sweet tributes to fathers and while some of them are ads, they still tug at the heartstrings. You may want to have some tissues handy.... Read more »