Parenting

Category: Parenting

It’s Lonely Parenting a Depressed Teen and Moms Need Support

It’s such a lonely journey being the mom of a teen who struggles with depression. I’m in a pandemic texting group of 3 other moms, but the talk is mostly about...

Traveling During the Pandemic Brought Our Family Closer

By Lynnette Nicholas “It’s okay Mom. You can put your face under the water. The mask works! It’s so beautiful underneath the surface, and there are so many fish down here!” My...

I Never Know Which Version of My Teen Daughter I’ll See Next

I don’t know who will walk through the door when my teenager gets home tonight. I mean, I know it will be my teenager, back from another day of some combination of...

Coping with Parent Suicide: When Suicide Hits Home

What happens when a teen feels one way about a particular issue or problem and the parent has a very different take? At Your Teen, we understand that sometimes you need to...

The Worst Stage of Parenting?

There is much debate about the worst stage of parenting. Is it when they are newborns and don’t sleep? Is it when they are toddlers and you can’t leave them alone...

We Need To Rethink Encouraging Our Teens To “Follow Your Passion”

“Follow your passion” seems to be the career buzz phrase of the 21st century. Self-help gurus have given countless talks and written entire books on this advice, which basically boils down...

Ultimate Way to Create a SAT Study Plan

Right in the middle of you and your teen trying to survive the teen years, with both of you, hopefully, coming out of it alive, college and the SAT looms. While...

Ten Ways You Know You’ve Found the Right Person to Love

From day one, my husband and I told our children to “choose the right person.” I feel like we could put it on our family crest – if we had one....

7 Things Parents and Teens See Differently

By Katy M. Clark On a gorgeous fall day, my husband and I strolled down the sidewalk. We took in the college campus surroundings, noticing the bucolic setting, historic buildings, and undergraduates...

I Am Done With My Teen’s Bad Attitude

For a long time if one of my kids looked at me with disdain, snapped at me, or rolled his eyes, my blood would boil. How could they? I would wonder. I do...

The Best Shows to Watch with Your Teens Right Now

By Jessica Port After a long winter, and almost a year of social distancing, we’ve been watching a lot of television at our house—and I’m totally okay with it. I’ve loved having...

10 Things Not to Forget

My husband and I refer to our firstborn as our “learner child”: we figure some things out on her and make (slightly) fewer mistakes with her younger sister. Case in point: our...

12 Best Gifts for Mom From Kohl’s

Mother’s Day is coming up and it is never too early (or too late!) to show your appreciation for mom and for all of the things she does for you. A...

Are College and Drinking as Inextricably Linked as We Think?

When I set out to write The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence, I never planned to include a chapter on college. I, like so many other people,...

Our 320 “Bonus Days” Living With Adult Kids

On day 320 of our pandemic lockdown, my son and his girlfriend moved into their own apartment. They left skid marks like I’d been beating them, throwing things in boxes and...

I’m at a Loss for What to Tell My Son about His Lost Senior Year

When the pandemic started a year ago my son Alex was a junior in high school. For him, the biggest impact wasn’t the distance learning, it was all the activities that...

Here’s Why I Work Out For Myself, Not Anyone Else

I never used to be able to run the mile in high school gym class without stopping. After quitting gymnastics and basketball in elementary years, I noticed I lacked the energy...

This Is What Friendship Really Looks Like In Your 40s

I talked to my best friend last week for almost three hours. We haven’t spoken since before Christmas. Of course, this was not by choice but we know how this works–talks...

What I Learned From an Abusive Relationship in College

It’s been over 20 years since I last saw the person who abused me, and it still twists my stomach in a knot to sit down and write about it.  It...

Middle School Student Activism: Tweens Take the Lead

By Julie Schuler When I think about the last 12 months of my middle school daughter’s life, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed with what she’s had to deal with. Everything from...

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