Tag: teens

10 Ways I Stay Close with My Kids

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Even though I spend a lot of time fussing or giving my children reminders to do their homework or complete their chores, I try...

Keep Them Young…At Least For a Minute

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When my son was in kindergarten at a local catholic school, a reading teacher of his stopped me in the hallway to let me...

Dear Senior

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Dear Senior, It’s hard to let you go a little more, day by day, but be patient with me through this process...I’m trying. It’s hard watching...

My Son’s First Steps…on a College Campus

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My son and my husband walked a few feet in front of me. As I watched my son walk, ironically, I stopped in my...

The Joy of Raising Teens

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Can I be honest? Really honest?  It’s a dirty little secret that oftentimes society tells us is a horrible experience. Okay, here it is... Raising teens is one...

National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

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Across our country, dating violence is a concern and an issue we need to bring to the attention of not only our teens but...

A Letter to My Daughter: 13 Years, 13 Things

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Hi Girl, In a year with so much angst and turmoil, one positive thing was wrapping up the year with a milestone birthday for you!...

How To Prevent Screen Time From Turning Into Scream Time

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We've all had this moment. It's dinner time, and you call your child. You faintly hear a call back for "five more minutes." It...

LG and Be Strong Helping Teens Spread Happiness

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It’s tough enough being a teen without having to navigate a global pandemic. That’s why the non-profit Be Strong and LG Electronics USA have...

Put Down the Phone

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Silence. Looking at your phones. Communication stops and eye-contact is obsolete—more silence. I’m walking away. I’m tired of looking at the top of your...