Category Archives: Sharon’s Published Work

Your Teen: Speak Up, Kid

Part of growing towards independence is finding your voice – here’s how to help kids advocate for themselves.

Helping Our Kids Learn to Speak for Themselves

Published in Your Teen Magazine

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New York Times: The More the Merrier, and the Messier

I wanted simple and orderly. Hosting 20 house guests is neither of these.

Happy to share my latest!

Shaker Life: The Simple Things in Life

 

It’s amazing what the right house can do for a person with disabilities, even (especially!) when those disabilities are profound. It was a joy to meet Sarah and her family and to tell their story.

The Simple Things in Life

Published in Shaker Life, Summer 2017

Your Teen Magazine: Don’t Expect the Worst from Teens, or You Just Might Get It

You know those stereotypes about how rotten teens are?  Skip them. Here’s why:

Don’t Expect the Worst from Teens, or Your Just Might Get It

Published in Your Teen Magazine, July-August 2017

Brightly: Democracy Begins at Home

Do your kids understand our government? (Do you? I admit I have a little reading to do.) Here’s how to make learning about it fun.

Democracy Begins at Home: Books to Teach Kids About Our American Government

Published on Brightly, May 25, 2017

 

I have a new job!

Readers, I’m thrilled to share that I’ve taken on the position of Print Managing Editor of Your Teen Magazine for Parents.  I love Your Teen’s smart, helpful, down-to-earth writing for parents of tweens and teens, and it’s an honor to be part of getting that writing to you. (Check it out! http://www.yourteenmag.com)

Now, for your part.  Please let me know what you want to read about as a parent of 9-19 year olds  – what you worry about, what makes you laugh, what moves your heart, and what you need to know.  Email me anytime at sholbrook@yourteenmag.com. I’d love to hear from you.

p.s. It’s important to me that I continue to write in addition to editing.  So, I promise I’ll still be writing, and I’ll still be sharing those pieces here. Thanks, as always, for reading!

Washington Post: ‘Make Your Kid A Money Genius’ Author Explains How and Why to Talk to Your Kid About Money. Now.

I had the pleasure of interviewing bestselling financial author Beth Kobliner about her latest book. Great info, especially for the money-intimidated.

‘Make Your Kid A Money Genius’ Author Explains How and Why to Talk to Your Kid About Money. Now.

Published in The Washington Post, March 28, 2017