Welcome to Capable Kids Q&A, where you send me your dilemmas about lovingly nudging your kids towards a thriving can-do spirit, and I pull together the research, expertise, and wisdom out there to bring you encouragement and ideas. (Thank you for sending your great questions; keep them coming.) Do you receive my newsletter? For new Capable… Continue reading Capable Kids Q&A: Differently Wired
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
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.
My apologies, readers, for failing to post this when it was published - before September 11, of course. Unfortunately, though, terrorism is still with us, and the moment to talk is not lost. 15 Years Later - Books To Help You Talk To Your Kids About 9/11 Published on Brightly, August 30, 2016
I bit my tongue, folks, and didn't even give my opinion. But three amazing experts did. Should You Give Your College Kid An Allowance? Published on Washington Post on August 9, 2016 and in print on August 11, 2016
Parents, I won't pretend this one isn't alarming. But it's real, and we need to face it head on. What Parents Need To Know About How Teen Sex Has Changed Published on Club Mid, May 9, 2016