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Welcome to Raising Teens Blog.  Please spend some time with us and join the conversation about the insanity and rewards of parenting teenagers.

As moms, we realize it is your girlfriends who are there when you need them to listen to you, laugh with you, offer advice, and when you need it, give you that encouragement to go out and do what you need to do. We want to be those girlfriends who you turn to for empathy and encouragement.

Raising Teens Blog focuses on topics that we personally are experiencing while raising our teenagers. Some of our most popular subjects deal with teen anxiety, teen dating, and social media. We frequently answer reader questions about everything from how to talk about sex with your teen to preparing for the physical changes that happen during the adolescent years. On this blog, nothing is off limits or too embarrassing to write about. Parenting teens is messy and we feel it is important to voice those challenges that keep mothers and fathers awake at night.

Since starting RaisingTeens Blog, we are proud to say it consistently is recognized by parents, educators, and medical experts for its practical content and exploration of real-life parenting experiences.

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  1. Leah Severson February 15, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Love your blog. Thank you for your wisdom. I hear so many parents say “If I only knew how challenging the teenage years would be I would have relaxed a bit more during those baby and toddler years. These days make teething and toilet-training look like child’s play, no pun intended.

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  6. Crystal November 5, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    I want to say thank you for your post. I have been struggling lately with my 14-year-old and have really felt stuck between a rock and a hard place. I have been trying so hard to help him find the help he needs. It really gets under my skin when I hear that there are so many resources out here t help us and our children but when reaching out to these resources, we are constantly told no. I have never been in the situation I am in now and never felt so alone and helpless. It is comforting to know that we are not alone in this world. No matter what our children do, there are other parents out there who struggle. They may not struggle with the same things but they do struggle. We pull so hard for our children. I know I do but who is there to pull for us? While doing some research on the computer, I ran across your blog. I will be sure to check in on your discussions periodically and hopefully take away something good from what you have posted. Thank you for taking the time to share with me your thoughts and support.


    A Very Frustrated Mom

  7. Ann Vallier January 10, 2019 at 4:46 am

    I need some feedback, please. My 17 year old daughter has recently told me that she doesn’t want to have a personal relationship with her. She said that this is due to a couple of things that I have done in the past. I feel devasted by this feedback. What can I do about? Any feedback would be helpful, thanks.

    1. Linda February 19, 2019 at 11:41 pm

      Hi I just found this blog while trying to find some tips on dealing with my teen. One thing I notice from most articles is for parents to be patient , don’t give up and not take it personally. This is hard but being there when she needs you will be the reward. Good luck.

    2. raisingteensblogger (Cindy) February 20, 2019 at 1:29 am

      Lots of times teens push you away when they really want you around. Just let her know you are there for her when she wants and needs you.

    3. Shady September 16, 2019 at 5:57 am

      Ive been dealing with something like this with my 17 yr old daughter as well. She says she cant trust me and I have no idea why. I havent done anything that I know of and if I have she wont tell me. Its heartbreaking. I see this is from January, I hope this has been resolved for you since <3


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