Parenting is Cruel So I left work early last week. I rushed home to be there in time for when my middle schooler got off the bus. I know she doesn’t like to be home alone. After slipping off my heels, catching my breath, and eagerly waiting to hear how the first day went, I […]
We had so much fun launching Ain’t Nothing But a Teen Thang! Our contributors went live throughout the day, so if you missed our videos on launch day, you can catch them here! Heather LeRoss Summer Smith Kat Mikkleson Jeanine Lebsack Leslie Blanchard The Kick-Off Video Buy The Book!
My Son Doesn’t Care That He Is Being Teased, But I Do My son gets teased at school and he doesn’t even care. Honestly, it’s one of the coolest things about him, but then, he’s a pretty cool kid. At 11 years old and just starting middle school, he loves his new school and loves […]
It might be their “First Rodeo” but it sure isn’t their mum’s… My hubby was on a business trip earlier this week when he called me from his hotel room to check in. I asked him why he sounded so groggy… “After the World Series game, right as I was drifting off to sleep when […]
“I heard something so true today, Mom, ” she tells me, sitting at the bottom of the stairs, tying her Converse sneakers before shooting off to babysit: “When you are smart enough to admit that your parents were right, you have children who think you are wrong.” I pause, rewind and replay this nugget of […]
In many ways, adolescence is like taking adulthood for a test drive. Teenagers start to earn more freedom from their parents, but their developing brains bounce between taking risks and respecting boundaries. This learning curve may cause anxiety for parents who might not be sure when to allow space for freedom and the […]