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
I've been struggling with the questions of boys, guns, and aggression since my 12-year-old was little. I still am. How to Talk to Our Sons about Guns and Aggression Published on Motherwell, February 22, 2018
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
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
Who thought telling 8-year-olds how to "add curves" was a good idea?! Magazine Offers "Body-Type" Swimsuit Guide for 8-12 Year Olds Published on Club Mid, May 12, 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
Because I'm an old fogey, of course. But there's more. My Kid Uses A Landline, Not A Cell Phone. Here's Why. Published in Washington Post, January 26, 2016