Posts in category "Parenting"

7 great subscription boxes for teens and tweens - 2017 edition

7 great subscription boxes for teens and tweens - 2017 edition
Subscription boxes are a great gift option for tweens and teens. Kids love getting the mail and the element of surprise. Givers love that it’s tailored to the child’s interests and easy to give. They can also be a great way to connect with kids and serve as great conversation catalysts. I’ve done prior posts... Read more »

Thanks, Kristen Bell, for the master class on how to handle adversity

Thanks, Kristen Bell, for the master class on how to handle adversity
Last night, I read this article about Kristen Bell and I couldn’t shove my laptop in my teen’s face fast enough. “Read this!” I insisted. My daughter seemed surprised by the force and urgency that accompanied an article from People.com, but she didn’t argue and started to read. (In my defense, the story was picked... Read more »

What I'm reading: Recent posts on kids and tech that I've found helpful

What I'm reading: Recent posts on kids and tech that I've found helpful
The topic of how to help our kids use technology in a beneficial and balanced way is huge for parents, and there’s no one easy answer. There are lots of people discussing it, however, which is positive. That ongoing conversation has included some recent online posts that I’ve found helpful and I wanted to share them... Read more »
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A few more gray hairs, from painting and from parenting

A few more gray hairs, from painting and from parenting
I have a few more gray hairs this evening than I did when I woke up this morning. That’s the result of painting my daughter’s room. She wanted white walls. The color she selected was not quite white but it was tough to pinpoint exactly what it was. The color seemed to change as we... Read more »

Favorite hashtags for parents of teens and tweens

Favorite hashtags for parents of teens and tweens
On this date one decade ago, the hashtag made its debut. I confess that I didn’t notice. I’m also guessing it didn’t register for many of you, given that you were likely wrangling at least one little person who demanded a fair amount of your attention at the time. Even if I had noticed, I’m... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »