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?
Does it have anything to do with 11 years of my kids enduring a confusing mix of lessons from inspiring coaches as well as hypocritical coaches?… Read More Participation Trophies Are A Waste
When I see moms succeed in areas where I don’t, I now try to learn their secrets and strategies rather than feel guilt that I’m failing in comparison.… Read More Other #Moms Give Us The Best #Insight when We Let Go of the #Shaming and #Guilt
So when it comes to her new declaration that she no longer wants to take trips with us, is she being forthright or being a brat?… Read More When My Pre-Teen Rejects Our Family’s Summer Vacation
I realize that it’s also ME who needs THEM more than ever before — as in, I need to appreciate the joy they bring me and the influence I have — before they leave home… Read More Seeing The Tenderness and Not The Turmoil of The Teen Years