Most Teenagers want nothing to do with their parents, so I was surprised in 2009 when our fifteen-year-old son, Aaron, asked us if we would go with him somewhere. “It’s in a bar so you guys have to go too.” I couldn’t wait to share the news with my husband. “He actually wants to spend […]
Yep, that one. The one with the capital T and deserves air quotes. The one you dread as a parent. The one that signifies your child isn’t a baby anymore because, well, they want to know where babies come from. Maybe you remember having the Talk with a parent when you were a child. Maybe […]
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To start, I wanted to tell you that I don’t have any teenagers…yet. My children are all 6 and under, but I truly wanted to talk about 13 Reasons Why. First, if someone would let me talk for forever, I would talk your ear off about media and its importance as well as its reflection […]
On November 10th, 2017 I attended a Digital Literacy Conference which addressed concerns about the powerful effect of the Media and Digital Technology on our youth. The following is a continuation of two former posts: Media’s Influence on Youth – Part I of Cyber Wellness and Gender Stereotyping – Part II of Cyber Wellness. Media […]
I am not for sure how it happened, but I now have a child old enough to learn to drive. If you have a little one and think, I don’t need to worry about this,–be careful–you blink and they are ready to drive. I am also learning that things have changed a bit since I […]
There are few things as daunting as signing your child up for high school. Here are six easy steps parents can take to make the transition successful.