Tag Archives: Tweens

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! http://www.yourteenmag.com)

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 sholbrook@yourteenmag.com. 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.

Brightly: 15 Years Later – Books To Help You Talk To Your Kids About 9/11

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

Club Mid: Magazine Offers “Body-Type” Swimsuit Guide for 8-12 Year Olds

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

Club Mid: What Parents Need To Know About How Teen Sex Has Changed

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

Washington Post: My Kid Uses A Landline, Not A Cell Phone. Here’s Why.

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