Category Archives: Your Teen Magazine

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


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

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!

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 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!

Your Teen Magazine: Why Teens Should Take Charge at the Doctor’s Appointment

Are we parents hovering too much at the doctor’s office?  Research says yes.

Why Teens Should Take Charge at the Doctor’s Appointment

Published in Your Teen Magazine

Your Teen Magazine: Is Technology Killing Creativity?

Spoiler: Not necessarily.  It’s tricky, though – read on.

Is Technology Killing Creativity?

Published in the January-February 2017 issue of Your Teen Magazine.