Category: Tweens & Teens

How to Get Your Teen to Talk to You

By Guest Blogger Christine Murray, PhD, LPC, LMFT, Director of the Healthy Relationships Initiative Relationships are a wonderful part of life, but they also can be...

Maddie’s Mission: Life after Loss

By Guest Blogger Claudia Marini My Worst Days Ever December 29, 2016 will forever be the 1st worst day of my life. It is the day that every parent fears. Two phone calls...

Fun with Tweens and Teens in the Triad

By Kelly Hines I don’t know why my kids wouldn’t want to spend every waking moment with me – but something happened as soon as they hit the tween stage. They...

Writing a Better College Essay

By Laura Simon Friends with teenagers, do you know what’s approaching? College. And in between your child and college is one MAJOR stepping stone: the admissions...

The First Pancake

By Kelly Hines I lovingly refer to my oldest child as our ‘first pancake’. Every experience with her is new. I have no frame of reference and rely on instinct,...

Arrival of the Mean Girls

By Guest Blogger Kristen Daukas You never know exactly when it happens. It just does.  From the day she started school, your daughter has always had a big circle of...

3 Ways To Handle Your Teen’s Lies

By Guest Blogger Blanca Cobb, Body Language and Lie Detection Expert All teens will lie to their parents at some point. More than likely they tell more than one lie. In...

Navigating​ ​The​ ​Road​ ​To​ ​College

By Guest Blogger Kelly Heritage, Noble Academy College Testing Coordinator As a parent, you have finally figured this high school thing out. You have mastered Alma and...

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...