A new semester of school has started. And many parents are hoping that this means a fresh start. That this semester their teen will get up and go to school. It’s one thing when your teen is disrespectful at home, but what happens when your teenager refuses to go to school? And what can a parent do to fix the situation? [Read more…]
Watching our kids step into the teen years can be daunting, for parents. We have all heard the stories of rebellious and troubled teens. Are all teens rebellious? Will my teen experience wild mood swings and experiment with drugs or alcohol? How is a parent to know what is normal or when to find counseling for troubled teens? [Read more…]
Ever yell at your kids for wasting their time? You point out that they are wasting too much time online. Or they are doddling when they could have had their school work done. Only to realize that you struggle with the exact thing! Ugh! So what are some common time wasters at home and how can moms overcome? After all, I would rather be productive while completing my work or household duties so I have time to do the things I love! [Read more…]
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!