Social Goals for College Students (A Family’s Guide)

College students’ social development centers around managing stress and academic and general anxiety. Students will grow in the areas of self-awareness, self-management, decision making, relationship skills and social awareness.  Many colleges offer social and emotional support to students on campus and learning virtually.  Students and families who are concerned about mounting stress or anxiety should … Read more

Social Goals for High School Students (A Parent’s Guide)

High school students benefit from social emotional learning education programs as they build skills to manage their mindset and resolve conflicts. Students in high school are growing in the areas of self-awareness and management, social-awareness and belonging and decision making.  High school students’ social development is important as teens are learning more and more strategies … Read more

How to Convince Your Parents to Get You an iPhone

Look, I am a parent. My kids are approaching the age where they know and understand what phones are, and that phones are AWESOME. As a parent, knowing the problems that phones cause for ME as an adult, I am nervous about putting the same device in their hands. But IF my child were to … Read more

Clean Driving Records: Why Teens Should Care

Clean Driving Records

That teenage ritual, obtaining their driver’s license. You remember those days, carefree, and able to go where the road took you. Of course, with some limitations! If you have a teen driver in your home you’re more than likely reliving those moments. At the same time, you are probably riveted with fear. Not just for … Read more

My Teenager Daughter is Pregnant

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As a parent, we want to see our kids succeed. But honestly, let’s admit to ourselves, that it only gets harder with age. For years we build up our relationships with our children. It’s a tedious but rewarding labor of love. However, none of us are infallible. Not us, and not our children. We all … Read more

Smartwatch For a Teenager: Good Idea? Or Not?

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Your teenager wants a smartwatch. Or maybe you want a smartwatch for your teenager. You’re weighing the pros and cons. While these devices are fashionable accessories that may help keep an eye on your child, there are also some risks. In this article, we are discussing smartwatches from the parents’ point of view. We’ll lay … Read more

Pros and Cons of Homeschooling in High School

Pros and Cons of Homeschooling in High School

High school. Two little words that bring out nostalgia in some, yet regret over awkward adolescence for others. Let’s face it. High school is not easy for anyone. Still, it is a rite of passage. It marks a time when we (and now our children) slip from child to young adult. It’s a personal age … Read more

How to Deal with a Bad Coach

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He’s at the thirty, the twenty, the ten … touchdown! And the crowd goes wild! That is, when all goes well in high school sports. Pick the game, you know the experience we feel as parents. We place our children on pedestals when it comes to high school sports. For many, it’s more than a … Read more

How to Establish Credit For a Teenager

How to Establish Credit For a Teenager

Building a solid credit history is a valuable asset for any person. This is doubly the case for a young person, who is otherwise distrusted by banks, insurance companies, even their own parents. After all, the best way to get credit is to have credit. And how can one get credit without credit? Parents can … Read more

Teen Braces: Brace Yourself

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Teenage years are some of the most challenging for both child and parent. The one thing a teen wants more than anything is to be accepted by their peer group. They want to be attractive to the object of their affections in the romantic scene. Teen braces are often a roadblock to those goals. Braces … Read more