Yesterday, my youngest and I got our flu shots. It's our yearly routine to do this at Target, because Target gives each of us a $5 gift certificate, and some free money to spend immediately takes the sting out of a shot for most kids. (My elder two were a little put out that they… Continue reading 2020 Flu Shots: Our Interview with CDC Director Robert Redfield
Maybe it should be, but this is not an article about school. I definitely have no idea what to do about that. It's about parenting when you can't come up with the kind of knowledge and certainty that is, well, so quintessentially parental. And yet, we parent anyway, don't we? I Have No Idea What's… Continue reading I Have No Idea What’s Happening: 4 Ways I’m Parenting in Uncertainty
This is wild. But it's not all bad. 4 Lessons I Hope My Teens Learn from a Coronavirus Quarantine Published in Your Teen, March 2020
I'm a huge believer in raising kids to be confident and capable, and that means taking every opportunity to share new skills with them. This one's a little one - and maybe an old-fashioned one - but I'm not ready to let it go. Life Skills for Teenagers: How Do I Mail a Letter? Published… Continue reading Your Teen: Life Skills for Teenagers
Under the despicable misdeeds of a few wealthy parents lies a more everyday culture of toxic parenting. My piece for Your Teen: It's Time to Talk About the Parenting Crisis Behind the College Fraud Scandal Published on March 14, 2019
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
You know those stereotypes about how rotten teens are? Skip them. Here's why: Don't Expect the Worst from Teens, or You Just Might Get It Published in Your Teen Magazine, July-August 2017
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… Continue reading I have a new job!
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
Spoiler: Not necessarily. It's tricky, though - read on. Is Technology Killing Creativity? Published in the January-February 2017 issue of Your Teen Magazine.