Tag: teenagers

High School Milestone or Biggest Parenting Mistake Ever?

High School Milestone or Biggest Parenting Mistake Ever?
Last Friday, high school freshman Cassie came home from school, placed her backpack on the floor and nonchalantly said, “So, Mama, do you remember that group of sophomore girls that I’ve been having lunch with? Well . . . Every Monday, they go to McDonald’s after school and hang out. They invited me to go... Read more »

Stolen Kisses and Empty Arms

Stolen Kisses and Empty Arms
The house is quiet now. Minutes ago, the excitement was palpable. Energy reverberated from wall to wall, winding about the house. I was dizzy in the chaos and overwhelmed by the noise. And now, I’m alone.  The children joined the morning walking parade to school, and the silence rushed in as they exited the house. ... Read more »

Heartwarming Story Alert: Awesome Kids, Awesome Teachers

Heartwarming Story Alert: Awesome Kids, Awesome Teachers
I love being inspired by others and find people who work with children and teens to be on my list of people I most admire. Some teachers really changed my life and the memory of what they taught me still sticks in my mind to this day. I have known Michelle Darcy for several years... Read more »
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Should 5-Year-Olds Kiss Their Friends on the Lips?

It’s a little hard to define things for small children and a few subjects have been recurring lately for my almost 5-year-old. Death, marriage, and love to be specific. Death I tend to be vague about and plainly say when someone dies, they go to Heaven and live with Jesus. (Our personal family belief.) I... Read more »