Parenting Adolescents

Solutions and suggestions to understand the challenges and issues your adolescent faces. Be inspired and learn more about your role, puberty and the brain. Articles have you in mind and are chosen from popular blogs, the news sources, and writers, like me, who are experts on tweens and teens.

4 ways to Boost Your Mental Health

Now that we can talk about mental health without shame or stigma, it’s time to ...
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The Love you Give

Being a mom was easier before the moodiness, shrugs, and slammed doors. We cringed. Being ...
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Bullying: The Beginning, Middle, and End.

Few things feel as disarming and disturbing as being bullied. As much as we hope ...
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Technology didn’t suck last week!

Do you vacillate between absolute appreciation and irritating impatience with technology? I suspect we share ...
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The #1 Valentine This Year

The media and stores do a fantastic job reminding us that it’s time to purchase ...
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A Yearly Perk for Middle Schoolers

A super-cool perk of being in middle school is the giant window of opportunity that ...
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How Mission Control Really Works

It happens all the time. You start a project with clarity, energy, and time. And ...
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Help Your Tween Start 2022 on a High Note

We frame each new year with a deficit model. We stake out specific resolutions for ...
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You Made It!

I wanted to pop in your inbox before 2022 to say well done. I salute ...
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The Stranger

Minding my own business, I stood in line at Sprouts, balancing a pint of strawberries ...
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What I Learned From Ted Lasso

If you have not streamed the best new show ever on TV, please consider moving ...
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It’s Not Your Fault

When tweens shift their attention from their parents to their peers, parents frequently feel disconnected, ...
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We’re Raising Problem Solvers

When we notice the trash can is not on the curb, and it’s our child’s ...
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Life is Fragile

We live our lives with the best intentions to honor ourselves as well as those we ...
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Get it Done: Don’t Let Your Mojo Slip

Life’s unpredictability in this third decade of the 21 century requires that our mojo, grit, ...
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6 Things Your Tween Needs from You as School Starts

Tweens lives are wonky as they are no longer children, and years away from adulthood ...
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How to Help Your Adolescent Set Goals

Setting goals with your adolescent can be tricky. Over-laying your goals on them and expecting ...
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How to Make Friends

After more than a year of fluctuating learning locations teachers, counselors, and administrators welcome students ...
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How to Talk About Moral Differences

How to Talk About Moral Differences By JoAnn Schauf We’re so much better at communicating ...
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Father’s Day Wishes

Tomorrow isn't Promised By JoAnn Schauf I’ve been thinking about my dad since the marketing ...
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We’re so Close to Normal

We're so Close to Normal By JoAnn Schauf This morning my favorite coffee shop owners ...
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