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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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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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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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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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Where to find affordable prom dresses

Affordable Prom Dresses that Look Amazing? I Have 7 Places to Look!

Latest, Teens By March 13, 2017 Tags: , , , , 2 Comments

Stylish and Affordable Prom Dresses If you have a teenage daughter then you know firsthand that prom season is here. Whether she’s going with the love of her (now) life or in a group of friends, no doubt she’s already been looking around for THE perfect dress. All of the girls that are in and out of our house have…

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Netflix Announces Date for New YA Drama: 13 Reasons Why

Netflix Announces Date for New YA Drama: 13 Reasons Why

Netflix StreamTeam By January 25, 2017 Tags: , , , No Comments

YA Drama 13 Reasons Why Today, Netflix released the date announcement and key art for its anticipated adaption of the New York Times Best-Selling novel, 13 Reasons Why. Announced by Selena Gomez via her Instagram page, the project debuts 3/31, globally on Netflix. About 13 Reasons Why: 13 Reasons Why is a new series from Netflix adapted from the best-selling…

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Are Your Kids Ready to Watch More Mature Shows?

Entertainment, Netflix StreamTeam By January 19, 2017 Tags: , , , , No Comments

How to Decide if Your Kids Are Ready for Older Shows and Movies I’m going to age myself a bit here but it doesn’t seem that long ago when the only TV shows playing in my house were Blues Clues, Dora, The Wonder Pets, Elmo Saves _______, and a plethora of other shows on PBS, Nick Jr., and Disney. I considered…

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Sure-Fire Fixes for Holiday Break Boredom

Entertainment, Netflix StreamTeam By December 21, 2016 Tags: , , , , No Comments

Let Netflix Nip Holiday Boredom in the Bud You know it’s going to happen at some point, so just stop pretending that it won’t. Other than the summer break, the break during the Christmas holidays is the longest one during the school year. Once the excitement over the new toys, clothes, or gadgets has worn off, everyone’s going to be…

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