Am I crazy for shopping for my kid’s college dorm room nearly a year ahead of time? Crazy like a fox, maybe. I have my reasons.
If your kids are reaching dating age, don’t panic! With a little patience and a lot of communication, you’ll all get through it okay.
I should be an old hand at parenting by now, but there’s no shortage of surprises in it for me, even now. I handle it as best I can and hope the kids are okay.
I didn’t even know Range Anxiety was a real thing until I felt it behind the wheel of a car… at which point I realized I feel it all the time with my teens.
A mom wants to help her daughter make friendships with the girls at her dance studio even though her daughter doesn’t seem interested in doing so. What can and should she do?
I thought that once my kids were nearly grown I’d have everything figured out, but the truth is that as they change, I do, too, and I’m still figure it out.
Will I be sad during my oldest’s senior year? No way — the gift her struggles gave us turns out to be an abundant appreciation of forward movement.
With just one (short) year left before college, I have to figure out how to give my oldest enough room to get ready to launch. We’re getting there.
I never felt like the years were flying by until now, and with my kids finishing up high school, we’re thinking about what comes next after they go.
When it comes to teens and compliance, is bribery the answer?
How does a parent navigate the health system to get a mentally ill teen the help they need? It’s hard, but not impossible. Get the support you need and keep going.
I don’t know if this has been obvious from my writing over the years, but… I am not exactly the hippest mother on the planet. Or the most permissive. This is why it comes as such a surprise to me that I absolutely love Snapchat.
A mom is trying to understand the information out there about the HPV vaccine and whether she should vaccinate her tween son.
We’ve been talking a lot about teaching your teen to drive ’round here, lately, and so we thought it might be a useful thing to come up with a sample template of parent-teen driving agreement.
Visiting college campuses? It’s an exciting and terrifying time. Here’s some questions to ask while you’re touring to help keep the overwhelm to a minimum.
Tips for when your teen starts driving? First of all: Don’t panic. You’ll both get through this.
Summer rules? Sure, we’re looking for that sweet spot between “micromanaged” and “left to their own devices.” I don’t know if we found it, but it feels close.
My daughter shares my love of bargain-hunting, but I don’t think she knows that she’s my best bargain yet. Lucky me!
Power struggles with your teen may feel inevitable, but when you add homework issues to the mix, is there any hope for peace and productivity? I say yes.
I always thought that once my kids were teens, they would need me less. The joke’s on me, and now I have to figure out being there without being overbearing.