Teens need help with face to face conversations

Are we as parents of teenagers doing all we can to prepare them for high school, college or for the workplace?  Are we collectively doing all we can to best support the next generation to function the best way possible in the real world?   Are we supporting the next generation by way of offering them pivotal life skills?   What I’m talking about is helping our…

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How to get college ready while in quarantine

Amid the effects of COVID-19, a lot of high school juniors are wondering how school closures will affect their college future. Without the structure and support their school normally provides, how can they stay on track to attend their dream college after graduation? Fortunately, just because your child is stuck at home doesn’t mean they can’t make meaningful progress towards college. By making a plan and using their…

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How to survive being quarantined with a teen

These are not the best of times, but it certainly feels like the worst of times. The Coronavirus (COVID19), has taken over the world, literally, and the virus has changed the way we live, think, act—-basically, everything. The things we took for granted are no longer there such as going out to dinner, getting a haircut, getting your nails done, going to the gym, going…

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Is your house the “Hang out House” for your teen’s friends?

Recently I noticed my son Matthew and his friends hanging out at our home more than usual. I didn’t think anything of it until I noticed when I would come home from work or working out, they would be in the family room just talking. It was more than light, teenage conversation. They were talking about serious topics like world peace, pro-life versus pro-choice, the…

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Why Beverly Goldberg is our favorite television mother of teenagers

When Raquel and I get together, we often talk about Beverly Goldberg. If you ever have seen the show “The Goldbergs” you will understand why Beverly is our favorite television mother of teenagers. Beverly is a fierce advocate for her three children. Some say she goes too far, but it’s all a matter of perspective. Beverly will go to great lengths to keep her children…

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