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parenting teens

Do You Really Need All That Stuff for College?

Latest, Teens By June 23, 2019 Tags: , , , 12 Comments

The Ultimate College Dorm Room Shopping List Raise your hand if you’re currently in the throes of getting your college-bound freshman ready for the big move. It doesn’t matter if they’re going to college right in your hometown, home state, or if they’re going across the country, the amount of “things” that are suggested they have is overwhelming and can…

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life with a teen

23 Ways to Know There’s a Teen In the House

Latest, Teens By February 22, 2019 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

Is there a teen living here? Remember the days when Fisher-Price decorated your house and your living room looked like Geoffrey the Giraffe (that’s Toys R Us speak in case you’ve forgotten) puked all over it? Those days are like wine and roses compared to what your house looks like when you have a teen living with you. Here are…

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7 tips for teen relationships

7 Things Teens Need to Know About Relationships

Latest, Teens By February 19, 2019 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Teens and Relationships Relationships get really interesting during the teen years. And I’m not just talking about boy-girl relationships (although, those get REALLY interesting) I’m talking about ALL relationships from friends to parents to siblings to teachers. But the one thing that is consistent about relationships is that they’re typically between two people and rely heavily on communication and interaction…

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AUTONOMOUS by Andy Marino

YA Book Review: AUTONOMOUS by Andy Marino

Entertainment, Latest By April 3, 2018 Tags: , , , No Comments

Before I turn over the site to AUTONOMOUS author, Andy Marino, I have to give you all a little bit of my opinion on this book. First, I don’t typically read YA books but, considering we’re a little backed up with some amazing titles, I took one for the team and *I* actually read this one! Of course, I was…

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When it comes to your kids and social media, hate the player not the app

Social Media – Hate the Player, Not the App

Latest, Social Media and Technology, Teens By December 31, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

Teens and Social Media It’s December 31st and around the world, people are celebrating or getting ready to celebrate the end of one year and the beginning of a new one. Holiday gifts have been exchanged and if there were electronics or technical gifts given, you as parents may be concerned about what your kids are doing online and what…

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Random Life Lessons Teens Need to Know

5 Important (but Random) Lessons Teens Need to Know

Latest, Teens By October 26, 2017 Tags: , , , 4 Comments

You thought you had a lot of lessons to teach your toddler? Well I hate to break it to you, but potty training and spoon feeding are only messy in the literal terms when it comes to the lessons you will have to teach your teens and tweens. Most of our kids friends are pretty smart and self-sufficient, but every…

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Why parents should be watching 13 Reasons Why

Why the “13 Reasons Why” Haters are Missing the Point

Latest, Netflix StreamTeam By May 1, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] 13 Reasons Why premiered on March 31st on Netflix and to say it has been a proverbial blockbuster is putting it mildly. I’m not sure if the creators of the show expected all of the attention that the series is getting, but that’s how things go viral in today’s world-…

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13 Reasons Why… Not. According to a 20-Year-Old

Entertainment, Latest By April 23, 2017 Tags: , , , , 3 Comments

A note from Kristen:  I had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the now insanely popular Netflix show, 13 Reasons Why and while I found it to be a great show with a lot of talking points for parents to have with their teens, the show has not been without criticism. Some parents feel that it sensationalizes suicide, while…

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Netflix Announces Date for New YA Drama: 13 Reasons Why

Talking About Netflix New Series, 13 Reasons Why

Latest, Netflix StreamTeam By March 30, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] 13 Reasons Why Over the past couple of years, Netflix has increased their programming for teens and with the debut of the newest series, 13 Reasons Why, they’re upping the ante on their commitment. Based on the book by Jay Asher, the 12 episode series (why wasn’t this 13 episodes??…

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A letter to my Senior on your last first day of school

A Letter to the Class of 2017 on Your Last, First Day of School

Teens By August 27, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

To My High School Senior, So here we are. The moment you’ve been waiting for and the moment I, as well as many other parents, have been dreading since your first day of Kindergarten. Today is the first day of your Senior year of high school. Or as I see it – your last first day. We’ve had 13 of…

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