In every group with teens, that I facilitate or teach, I ask the BIG question! Do you have a job? Inevitably, I get lots of blank stares and few raised hands. During the awkward silence, parents often chime in telling me that their teenager can’t work because they aren’t 16 or 18 yet. While it has gotten harder to find typical jobs for your teens and tweens with the age increasing on almost every job requirement, in other ways, helping your teenager find a job is easier than ever! Let’s think outside of the box today, as I share 12 smart small business ideas for teenagers and tweens! [Read more…]
Are you ready to rush into 2020? But wait! Before we move forward in the new year, it is vital to look back, though some years are more emotional to review. Looking back can help us reflect on our losses, celebrate our wins and learn from our mistakes. Taking a moment to reflect can be very balancing too. Often, we can forget all the wonderful things that happen, the things we worried might happen that never did and the blessings that took our breath away. [Read more…]
Parenting a strong-willed child is an uphill battle! A strong-willed child is truly born, strong-willed and comes out in the delivery room barking orders or telling you the room is NOT to their liking. But, I want you to know that strong-willed kids can be amazing. And I am going to share with you how to confidently parent your strong-willed teenager. [Read more…]
Here are some more great Black Friday Deals to check out for your teens and tweens and the rest of the family!
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Black Friday deals are being offered all week long. As a mom, I know I want to get some fantastic deals, plus I want quality products my teenager and family will love. Check out these online Black Friday Deals 2019 for Teens and Tweens. And don’t forget to add some of these hot deals to your wish list too! [Read more…]
There is something magical about the tween years for boys! They are fun, noisy, still believe in the magic of imagination and don’t mind getting a hug from mom! So let’s hold onto the sweetness of these years by discovering just the right gift to fuel their imagination and embolden them to try new things! Here are THE BEST gifts for tween boy! [Read more…]
Watching my kid’s face light up when I find just the right gift is one of my favorite parts about Christmas and birthdays! Here is a whole post full of gift ideas that are classics for any tween girl plus Christmas gift ideas for tween girls that are trending now!
Entering the middle school years was a sigh of relief. The minute to minute energy needed for little ones was mentally overwhelming for me. Finally, I had a second to my own thoughts! But wait! There was a whole other mountain range of challenges that lay ahead in parenting the middle school years. Yikes! Are you in the midst of the transition as a mom from littles to a mom of pre-teens? If you feel a bit thrown off course, it is normal. Get ready to forge ahead into these exciting years, taking along this survival guide for the struggling mom parenting middle-schoolers! [Read more…]
One of the biggest topic that arises when you bring together moms of teenagers is, “How to Make Your Teenager Responsible?” You know it’s possible, right? You have seen super helpful teens …or at least heard of the mythical creature. Are all teenagers capable of taking responsibility? Yes, ALL teenagers are more than able to accept the challenge of modeling responsibility and helpfulness. Let’s dive into some of the secrets on HOW to make your teenager responsible and train them to be helpful. [Read more…]
The first blush of the new school year has worn off and stress starts to build up. Is your teenager ready to handle the stress of school deadlines, full schedules and evenings loaded with activities? Even as adults we can find ourselves overwhelmed and often unaware of the toll stress is taking in our life. We need to be ready by keeping a daily self-care routine. And as parents we need to teach our youth how to develop self-care activities into their life. Here are some self-care activities for youth to try out and build into their self-care routine. [Read more…]