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Tag: teenagers

Retainers and Your Teen

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For all of us who have gone through orthodontic treatment – whether as teens or adults – there’s few things more freeing than the...

Finding a Summer Job for Your Teen

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School's out for the summer! Is it time for your teen to get a summer job or does your teen want to...

What I’ve Learned by Running With My Son

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Last year, the Oklahoma City marathon ran past our house, and my boy was enthralled.  He wanted to train to run, and he asked...

Navigating the “New Normal” With Teens

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One month ago, the initial novelty of having an “extended” spring break brought joy to our teen-aged son. However, the excitement quickly wore off...

Making Connections with Your Teenager

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My favorite age of each of our three kids has been four years old. Why? Because they are so talkative. I have an introvert...

My Child Found Porn on His Phone

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I gave my kids their first cell phones when they were in 3rd grade. I'm "that" mom, the one who starts the battle cry with...

6 Significant Life Skills to Teach Your Teen Now

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If you are the mama of a teenager, first of all, I applaud you. You are raising an almost-adult who is likely full of...

Letter to my Freshman Daughter

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My oldest starts high school this year. Her future stretches out wide in front of her, and as her mom, I can see my...

Dear son, don’t be a jerk. A love letter to my...

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Seems like yesterday that my biggest parental worry was having enough diapers packed for a road trip. Now, it's cyberbullying, PSATs, and career paths....

30 Ways to Connect With Your Teen

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Believe it or not, some day that child who sits in the back seat and NEVER SHUTS UP may become a blank-faced teen staring...

Parenting in the “In-Between”

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Photo Credit: Kelsey Messinger Photography I cherish this photo because who knows how much longer she will hold my hands like this, let alone stand...

9 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Her Body...

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"Body-positive" "Body-confident" "Body-shaming" These are the body-buzz-words of our lives. Sorting through all of these image-related sound bites and messages is really difficult to do when everywhere...