Category: Tweens & Teens

How Early is Too Early to Prepare for College?

By Guest Blogger Chrissy Sergiacomi, School Counselor A few years ago, a friend in college admissions observed that students were coming on college tours at younger ages...

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 High School Social Scene

By Guest Blogger Hallie Wolfe Going into high school is scary. Whether you have a tight knit group of friends, or barely know anyone, everyone is nervous for the first...

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...

Bonding Over Biscuits

By Guest Blogger Ellen Bryant Lloyd Several weeks ago, my son, a high school junior, walked into the kitchen while I was preparing dinner and said, “Mom, I need...

Raising Teenagers: Does It Get Any Easier?

By Guest Blogger Glynis Bell All the lights on in the house; Dishes in the sink; Empty containers left in the ‘frig; Strange noises that could be music; Last minute...