5 Fun Things to Do With Your Teenager This Weekend

As a parent, the weekends seem to fly by and I wonder what I could have done to enjoy more time with my teenager. Sometimes, I feel like I am in competition with my teenagers’ friends for their time. I am always on the hunt for fun weekend activities that my teens will want to do with me. I figured you may feel the same…

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10 Teenage Activities I Checked Off My List this Summer

Summer came to an end this Labor Day weekend and if you are like me, you have NO idea where the time  went. The OCD in me needs to know that the teenage activities I planned to accomplish this summer were actually checked off my list. I find it is hard to do things with teenage boys who would rather play video games. However, the…

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Back to School: A Guide for What’s Hot With Teenagers

 Your Back-to-School Shopping Guide   Back-to-school season is here and it comes with a flurry of new products and trends. As parents of teenagers, we know that it can be both fun and overwhelming to figure out what our kids need and what they want. Shopping for the new school year can get pricey, really fast. So, to make it a little easier on all of…

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Fortnite addiction fueling lots of heated arguments in my home

  My teenage son is working this summer at a fast food restaurant. His job gives him a lot of hours. Still, he manages to find plenty of time for video games, Fortnite in particular. My husband is completely annoyed by this video game madness. Part of the reason my husband is annoyed is that it has become a loud activity. It usually involves more…

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Is it okay for boyfriend/girlfriend to sleep over each others house?

Little did I know 4 years ago when I blogged about this topic, which at the time I was dealing with my daughter Olivia with, that it would get SO much response from both parents and teens!! I have to say it stirred up quite the controversy but yet, opened up amazing dialogue between both parties!  So, I thought I would repost the blog for…

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Do you get “earphone silence” from your teenager?

When I was taking my son to driving school this morning, I noticed he was wearing his earphones and watching something on his cell. The car was quiet, so I decided to put music on to maybe get his attention. Nothing. Then, I started to dance and move my arms around like a crazy mom. Nothing. Finally, I gently tap his foot to get his…

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How to build your teenager’s self-esteem

    Growing up, I felt like I was too skinny. When I flipped through magazines, I wished my boobs were bigger like the models and my curves were more pronounced. Now, with social media bringing images of a curvaceous Kylie Kardashian or a buff Zac Efron into the smartphones in the palms of their hands, its it’s even more difficult for teenagers to gain high self-esteem….

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Private School or Public School? Which is the better choice?

This morning after a 5:30 am run with my running group,  we had a discussion on public versus private school for our kids.  Now, keep in mind, we all have kids of different ages.  One has toddlers, another has elementary school kids, another has high schoolers and another has middle school kids.  I, of course, have college and high school age children. Niow,  keep in mind,…

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When should you let your teenager start dating?

    Teenagers hang out. Teenagers text each other. Teenagers socialize in groups. So, at what age do teenagers date? This has been a BIG topic of conversation in my home. My 16-year-old son, Garret just had his first experience with dating and decided he would rather not date right now. Garret has had a crush on a certain girl since first grade. They now…

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