Several years ago I learned a Mommy Secret from my girlfriend about kids' chores that I've never forgot.
Do your kids think money grows on trees, or that you can simply go to the bank and the money magically appears? We all know it isn't that simple so why shouldn't they? Here are some tips to teaching your teens the value of money and how they can learn to budget their own.
As summertime approaches and parents pack the last lunches
and await the final report cards, they face a familiar worry:
What to do with the kids during the summer? Finding quality
childcare is time consuming and expensive, but leaving teens home
for the whole day can be worrisome for parents. How do you know
when it's time to let your teenagers and preteens stay by
themselves while you're at work?
If you are a typical family, your kids probably know more
about computers than you! You can't look over their shoulder at
all times, but you can do a number of very smart things. Here are
seven ways to keep your kids safe when they use the
The battle of words over the danger or safety of video games continues to rage.
In part two of this article, read
how girls entering puberty often face a "crisis in confidence"
which makes them vulnerable to risky behavior, and these bad
choices can have devastating lifelong consequences.
Find out how mentors can help teenage girls survive the risky years and how you can find a mentor for your teenage daughter or become a mentor yourself.
The parenting path isn't always smooth. But these tips to take on your teen might help even out the rough parts.
Journal of the American Medical Association reported
that one out of every three students in grades six through 10
is the victim of bullies.
Every day, it seems, someone says teenagers are so
different than they used to be. We hear about drug and alcohol
use, violence, disrespect, and a myriad of other ills that are
affecting our adolescents, including low self-esteem, anger,
depression, and family problems. But it seems that little is said
about how to create a positive transition from adolescence to
adulthood. Here are some ideas for parents.