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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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Cyberbullying and text threats - what parents need to know

What do Parents Need to Know About Cyber-bullying?

Social Media and Technology, Teens By February 8, 2019 Tags: , , , , 28 Comments

What is cyber-bullying? If you’ve been around here for any amount of time, you may remember that we’ve had our fair share of “mean girls” and various forms of bullying. The first time that I felt a need to step in was when M was in the 5th grade and that’s when I learned a hard lesson of parenting: Unless…

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How to keep your kids safe on multiplayer games like Roblox

How to Protect Your Kids on Multiplayer Games Like Roblox

Latest, Social Media and Technology By February 3, 2019 Tags: , , , , 4 Comments

10 Steps to Keep Kids Safe on Roblox Roblox is all the rage with the under 12 group these days and that’s giving parents some concerns. They’re concerned that their kids are seeing pornographic images, entering into chatrooms with people they don’t know, and downloading viruses to the computer that affect the entire household. While you don’t necessarily want to…

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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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five things I want my teen to know

Dear Teens: Life is Harsh and Other Things You Need to Know

Latest, Teens By March 20, 2017 Tags: , , , 7 Comments

Life Lessons for Teens We’re 5 years into this teenage thing with another 6¬†years ahead of us and there are some days that I am as clueless as I was when they were babies and toddlers. At least when they were little and cried you could pretty much narrow down what their problems were. Now when one of them cries,…

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Using art to help kids understand current events

How Do You Explain News and the State of the World to Your Kids?

Around the Triad, Parenting By November 17, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

You Can’t Escape the News Media and specifically, social media, has changed the landscape on how we as humans get and consume our information and news. If you had any doubt about that, this past election should have made a believer out of you and any other naysayers. As a society, we’ve been reduced to driveling idiots who no longer…

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6 Quotes that Explain the Truth About All relationships

6 Quotes that Explain the Truth About All Relationships

Lifestyle By October 30, 2016 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Relationships Are Hard Work Unless you’re a hermit and never see another human being, you are involved in relationships to some degree and they’re not always easy to navigate. Whether it’s a marriage, dating, friendships, professional, or just the people you deal with on an ongoing basis, at some point you’re going to hit a bump or a snag in…

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You can't ride your teens to do their homework all the time. At some point, they have to learn accountability for their decisions.

Homework and the Struggle for Accountability

Parenting By October 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , 5 Comments

Holding Your Tweens and Teens Responsible Homework has always been a struggle for 2/3 of my kids. We’ve tried every trick in the book to get them to understand the importance of it, we’ve delivered consequences of bad grades or missing assignments and nothing seems to get thru to them. On the other hand, the other one is the kid…

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Apps that will help keep your teens and whole family safe when they're away from home.

5 Apps that Will Help Keep Your Teen Safe

Social Media and Technology, Teens By May 22, 2016 Tags: , , , , 1 Comment

Stay Safe – Personal Safety Apps for Teens and Family! I will never forget the first time that I stood on the front porch and watched my oldest drive away by herself, with no one else in the car, the day she got her drivers license. I honestly thought I would puke. Don’t get me wrong – I wasn’t the…

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