Tag Archives: Capable Kids

Your Teen: Life Skills for Teenagers

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 in Your Teen, May/June 2019

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 You Just Might Get It

Published in Your Teen Magazine, July-August 2017

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

Brain, Child Magazine: “Mommy, Will I Be OK?”

The sensitive child experiences the world differently.  What does that mean for parenting?

“Mommy, Will I Be OK?”

Published in Brain, Child Magazine on November 19, 2015

New York Times: ‘I Love To Watch You Play’; But Not Every Game

‘I Love To You Watch You Play’; But Not Every Game

Published in The New York Times Motherlode, August 9, 2015

Washington Post: Do Kids Belong At Funerals?

Spoiler alert:  Yes, they do.

Do Kids Belong At Funerals?

Published in the Washington Post, July 1, 2015.

Washington Post: Homework Is My Kid’s Job, Not Mine

Homework Is My Kid’s Job, Not Mine

Published in Washington Post on November 4, 2014