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Sep05
Back-to-School Resolutions

Back-to-School Resolutions

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I always loved back to school season when I was a kid. The new clothes, new shoes, crisp notebooks that were not yet written in, sharpened pencils and pens at your disposal. It marked the beginning, a fresh start. No matter what had happened the previous school year, the slate was wiped clean. It seems then a more fitting time of the year to make some resolutions.

Apr27
It Is None of My Business What Other Teenagers Do, Or Is It?

It Is None of My Business What Other Teenagers Do, Or Is It?

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Do you tell parents if you know their child is involved in destructive behavior such as drinking, drugs, having sex with older boys? Or do you think it is none of your business? I happen to think it takes a village, even if it makes me uncomfortable sometimes.

Apr18
The Last Time

The Last Time

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The lasts are hard for me to deal with. Mostly because when they are happening we don’t know that they are the last. We have no reason to mark the occassion as special or set it aside as being different than any other day. We are just going on like it is a regular day. It is only in retrospect, in looking back, that the event has any importance.

Apr13
Redshirting, from the Other Side

Redshirting, from the Other Side

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But what happens as the years pass? I never really hear people talk about this. What about redshirting from the other side of the equation, when these boys are getting ready to graduate and move on to college. Six, eight, ten years later are the parents still happy with their decision.

Mar26
I Let My Young Teens “Date”

I Let My Young Teens “Date”

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As they have grown I have realized that there is no protecting our children from being hurt. There are valuable lessons to be learned in all of our relationships, romantic and otherwise. And like so many other things that I was so positive about, I changed my mind. I let my children date.

Feb24
Teenagers Make You Crazy

Teenagers Make You Crazy

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I don’t personally applaud the act of destroying the laptop (so wasteful!), I understand why many parents are. It is as a knee jerk reaction to all the non-parenting that is going on out there.

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