Tweens & Teens

Connecting with Your Teen this Summer (In the Middle of All Their Screen Time and Friend Time!)

Connecting with Your Teen this Summer (In the Middle of All Their Screen Time and Friend Time!)

By Guest Blogger, Christine Murray, Ph.D., LCMHC, LMFT As a mom to one pre-teen and one teenager, I often find myself thinking that I’ve only got a certain number of summers left with my boys before they head off to college. Although this thought can make me sad, it...
Doing Good Things: Perfectly Imperfect Girls

Doing Good Things: Perfectly Imperfect Girls

By Guest Blogger Ashley Mitchell, founder and Executive Director of Perfectly Imperfect Girls Perfectly Imperfect Girls is a North Carolina based nonprofit youth mentoring program started in August of 2020. We currently serve middle school and high school girls ages...
Prom Redefined Through the Eyes of a Father to his Son

Prom Redefined Through the Eyes of a Father to his Son

By Guest Blogger Keith Lawley Prom, traditionally a practice of children morphing into adults for one night, where the ladies dress to the nines, and the gentlemen experience getting fitted for a tux for the first time, wondering to themselves “what in the hell have I...
Volunteering & Giving in the Triad

Volunteering & Giving in the Triad

Updated by Katie Moosbrugger Although some organizations may have changed their volunteer opportunities due to Covid, there are still plenty of ways to get involved in the community and give your time and support to those who need it. Over the past couple of years,...
A Mother’s Perspective on Teenage Suicide

A Mother’s Perspective on Teenage Suicide

By Guest Blogger Gina McCarn I became a mother again when we welcomed two more children into our family through foster care. You can read about our journey here. We welcomed Antony home only a few days after he had been discharged from the hospital. Uninhibited, we...
Social Distancing Fun for Your Teens & Tweens

Social Distancing Fun for Your Teens & Tweens

By Guest Blogger Ashley McNeill  So what’s been more difficult? Entertaining a toddler during COVID-19, or listening to the grumblings from your teens as they complain about how bored they are? Tough call. They’ve each got their own emotional and physical...