It seems like there was supposed to be an immediate shift, somewhere in the whole turning-18-and-graduating-high-school thing. But life is full of moments.
Graduation is almost here, and so are all of the feelings that accompany it. Time to make a to-do list and focus on that, I guess.
A reader wants to know how you teach kids to study when they’re resistant to doing so. This may not be the answer she wants, but it’s all I’ve got.
My youngest is about to embark on a new adventure: college (as a dual-enrolled high schooler)! It’s weird and wonderful and scary and awesome.
Those generic “what to buy for your college freshman” lists are missing some key items for our kids coping with ADHD. I’ve got some additions for that list.
Oh, those halcyon final days of high school when… your college-bound teen knows everything and you’re just stupid. Yeah. Um. Take a deep breath.
While a child’s 18th birthday is a big deal no matter what, it’s especially meaningful to our family that our once-struggling kid is now, finally, thriving.
Recipe for how to make spaghetti and meatballs, a great meal all kids should know how to make before leaving home!
I tell stories for a living, but we all tell stories to ourselves and others all day long. How can we learn to make them ones that work for us?
A reader asks what the deal is with “gender fluidity” among teens; why is it on the rise, and how should we respond to it?
A lifetime of nagging my children in the name of “helping” is coming to a close, because we all need me to back off. It’s hard, but I’m working on it.
Even though we’ve been incredibly lucky to have a great teacher in our lives as long as we have, saying goodbye is never easy.
A reader mustache me a question: Her tween is changing before her eyes, but sometimes those changes mean trying to decide what to bring up and what to let go.
The knife-edge between encouraging my teens to self-advocate and stepping in while I still can is a precarious one, especially in a world that’s unfair.
I remember my first car accident as a teen like it was yesterday. Who knew it would be a useful memory to help me handle my own kid’s first time?
Should you let your kids get Snapchat? This popular app is creative, real and fun but also comes with some big drawbacks.
A mom wants to know how to help her young teen make connections in their new community without overstepping. Can it be done? Maybe.
A remodeling project is always fraught, but throw soon-to-fly-the-coop teens into the mix, and I’m even more neurotic than usual. Surprise.
There’s nothing quite like a contentious election cycle to make you realize your kids are hearing and watching everything.
In a two-career, two-teenager household, is it possible to step back from an atmosphere of constant “busy?” Maybe not, but I’m trying.