I didn’t get mad at her. Maybe somehow she thinks that shows I don’t care? Of course I care, and I do worry that she is fragile. But she made me realize I have to start accepting that she’s so much stronger than she was.… Read More Time To Stop Seeing My Child As Fragile
What do you do when a big event like high school graduation turns out differently than expected?… Read More Dealing with Conflicting Emotions During Parenting Transitions
For a while we weren’t sure she would graduate, and we were worried whether she would make it through this dark period.… Read More Happiness vs. Achievement: The Cost of “Success”?
As heartbreaking as it was to see her teen son pull away, Josephine stuck to her instincts and remained patient and hopeful for years.… Read More Reconnect With Teens: 10 Hacks For Moms When Teens Pull Away
I told my son vaping was illegal for his age group and the chemicals in vape juice could harm him. But Juul also talked to my son about vaping relentlessly, by aggressively marketing to him in social media and showing him how “safe” and cool it was.… Read More Are teens, parents or companies to blame for the underage vaping epidemic?
I am worn down. I know I could just say no and walk away and watch her cry. But I relent.… Read More Another parenting mistake, or is it?
When you’re going through hard times, if other people describe the same mistakes you are making, then you recognize you are not alone.… Read More Starting A Fresh Chapter In Life
The usual debate over what to allow kids to watch on TV or in movies has intensified recently, as parents learn about the new, controversial Netflix drama series “13 Reasons Why,” which some say romanticizes suicide. That’s a scary thought for any parent, especially to the mother of teens who are vulnerable to the pangs of adolescence and who… Read More “13 Reasons Why” There Should Be A Sequel To Controversial Suicide Show
It’s our turn now. The fact that girls are perceived by many young people today as the “smarter” gender is not a bad thing. … Read More Women Are Taking Over
I was called the most overbearing helicopter parent this teacher had known in 26 years of teaching… Now that I’ve let go and that decision affects this teacher… suddenly the attitude is different.… Read More Does helicopter parenting help or hurt?