Category: Tweens & Teens

My Son Survived Middle School Without a Cell Phone

By Anonymous My son just finished 8th grade and will be moving on to high school next year. His middle school years were what most would call predictable. He made lots...

Developing Self Care with Your Teen

By Guest Blogger Juan Santos, M.S., CRC, LPCA If your teen has ever said… “No one understands me” “I’m ugly” “No one gets me” “I feel everyone judges...

Day Trip with a Teen: Greensboro to Raleigh!

By Guest Blogger Rob Ainbinder, author of the blog Digital Dad Living in or near Greensboro you’ve probably considered many day trip ideas from our area to one of our...

Things to Do with Your Teen this Summer

By Guest Blogger Kelly Hines “Hey, what do you think about going on a cruise?” I am talking to my 16 year old daughter, or rather the back of her head, trying in...

Why I’m Saying No to “13 Reasons Why”

By Guest Blogger Laura Simon If you have a teen – or even a preteen – you’ve likely heard of a new Netflix series called 13 Reasons Why. The series, like the book...

The Support of a Mom

By Guest Blogger Elizabeth Levstek When I was younger, I always thought that the idea of having your mom as your best friend would be impossible. Now that I am a Senior...

5 Ways to Make New Year’s Resolutions as a Family

By Guest Blogger Whitney Barnard, Digital Marketing Coordinator with The Sunshine House There are many ways to approach the New Year. For many of us, it means to assess...

Activities to Help You Connect with your Teen/Tween

By Kelly Hines (updated by Sarah Blackwell) The teen and tween years can be tough for so many different reasons. One of the most difficult parts is figuring out how to...

Not All Boy Scouts Start Out as Cub Scouts

By Guest Blogger Sandy S. Did you know not all Boy Scouts start out as Cub Scouts? Some, like my son, discover the excitement of Scouting by joining Boy Scouts after 5th...

Mall Trip with My Teen

By Kelly Hines I took my teenage daughter to the mall today, shopping for clothes. For those of you who do not have, or have not had, a teenage daughter, you might have...