4 Reasons Why You Should Travel with Your Teen

Do you still have time to fit in a quick trip before the start of school? Or how about a nice getaway over labor day weekend? There many good reasons to travel with your teenager. Raising teens from time to time receives requests from guest bloggers to share information with our readers. We are happy to share this great article knowing that a lot of…

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5 Essential Survival Tips for Back-to-School Shopping with a Teenager

I am in a dressing room at American Eagle with my son. It is a huge privilege that he has let me in. We are back-to-school shopping during tax free weekend and following the list we have created. This is a good thing because the mall is crowded and we are starting to feel overwhelmed. As a parent, back-to-school shopping has become increasingly painful. The…

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Road Trip to healing.. 3 teens, a dog and a trailer.

My son Matthew is senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, FL. He has decided for his first half of the school year he wants to take classes online and go on a six-month road trip across the country with two friends. When he first mentioned the idea in March, I thought he was kidding. I was wrong. Over the next few…

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Should teenagers have a bedtime?

It’s 11 p.m. on Sunday night and my 17-year-old son is doing homework. He started it about an hour ago. A classic teen move, right? Staying up late and waking up early is definitely going to cause my son to begin his school week cranky. Once again, in this strange journey of raising teens, I am asking myself: Should teenagers have a bedtime? I remember…

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5 much needed tips for Spring Break travel with Teenagers

Teenagers go through puberty and think they know everything. They don’t realize they’re just on the cusp of knowledge, that they know less than nothing, and by thirty they’ll realize they know nothing, and finally be ready to truly figure out what life is all about. This is all well and good to think about from a distance, but if you’re the parent of a…

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