A reader is worried her young teen son’s girlfriend is a bad influence; there’s lots to unpack, here, but I give it my best shot.
I’ve always been the “Mean Mom” and it’s weird to pull back and let my nearly-adult teen make her own choices, but I have to trust her. It turns out, I do.
Through years of challenges, one cookie has steadied me every single holiday season. Is it magic? Maybe. I’m not going to rule it out.
A reader asks if she should stop in when her middle schooler is being harassed, or if it’s too much. I have soap box for this one.
As I try to prepare both my kid and myself for her launch out of the nest next year, I’m realizing my worrying strategy may be skewed (but I’m okay with that).
A reader asks how we deal with teens and the specter of poor teen decisions about drugs and alcohol and parties.
While trying to balance helping my autistic son’s potential and limitations, I don’t always get it right. The good news is, he does, in spite of me.
Our family won’t be together this week, but that’s okay — it’s helping me focus on what’s really important, and how thankful I truly am.
A recent study says religious kids aren’t as nice as non-religious ones. As a somewhat religiously-confused parent, I’m not sure what to think.
Today’s question is about teaching kids the value of privacy without violating theirs… except sometimes they don’t get that privacy, right?
Life with teens is completely different than life with little kids, and yet there are echoes everywhere of days past. Maybe it’s not so different, after all.
We’ve all had that weird “I just told my toddler to stop licking the cat” moment, but it doesn’t get any less weird when they’re teens, actually.
It’s a dilemma as old as time: Teenagers choosing to dress to trends rather than weather. Do I have the solution? Sort of.
Micromanagement is my middle name, but as my kids approach adulthood I’m actively scaling back so they can shine in spite of me.
Having an invisible disability is hard; having an invisible disability as a high school student and being scoffed at by a teacher is worse. Don’t be that teacher.
Was there ever a girl who made it through the school years without finding herself friends with a mean girl? Now Mom has to figure out how to best handle it.
Figuring out how to balance my teens’ natural aversion to leaving their comfort zones and honoring their awareness of themselves is tricky business.
Is your teenager getting enough sleep? Probably not, but you can encourage good sleep habits and they’ll be healthier and happier for it.
It’s often said that girls on the autism spectrum “present differently,” but what exactly does that mean? Today we’re looking at both generalities and a few hallmark specifics of how autistic girls are unlike their male counterparts.
In the fall-of-senior-year panic of “must”s and “should”s, I think applying to college ends up being a lot scarier than it needs to be. Relax. You can do this!