If you have ever known a teenager (excluding when you were one), then you know that one of the hardest things to get an average teenager to do is to have fun when spending time with family. Traditions of family game night, family dinners longer than it takes… Continue reading
I was going to write about taxes and getting ready for filing tonight. But a family on going occurrence is on my mind and keeps invading my thoughts. Frankly, I’m frustrated and not sure what to do with my frustration. So I thought I would ask you what you do when your teenager has you ready to pull your hair… Continue reading
It happens to every parent. You can try to avoid it but at some point or another, there comes a time when you must stare into the face of the abyss of terror and hold on for dear life. What am I talking about? Your teenage son or daughter learning to drive. For them, there is nothing more exciting, more… Continue reading
So last year our school system launched a new form of registration…completely online…through a program called Aeries. In theory, I like the idea. Everything they usually send for registration is put in… Continue reading
I have often found myself in pickles with respect to communication. While I think of communication challenges as an opportunity to grow and learn to be a better listener and communicator, they can be extremely frustrating in the moment. I was pleasantly surprised that I could use PICKLES to get out of those “sour” moments.
Last year at a parenting… Continue reading
My son is 16 years old and like many teens his age, especially boys, he is chomping at the bit for the opportunity to drive and have his own car! And while I think, for a wide variety of reasons, most teens are not fully prepared for the freedom AND responsibility of owning and maintaining a car (future post to… Continue reading