Why Teens Should Avoid Student Loan Debt Like the Plague

And What They Can Do Instead

With high school graduation on the horizon for so many teens, and paying for college looming just beyond, I want to revisit the topic of avoiding student loan debt like the plague that it is. It breaks my heart to hear the horror stories of young people – teens and millennials – who are burdened […]

5 Ways to Help Your Teen Become Self-Sufficient

Ah, self-sufficient teens and millennials. It seems to be a running joke in today’s world for these two groups of people to be anything but self-sufficient or self-sustaining. But upon closer observation, one can actually find and identify this small but strong demographic. The beauty of the situation is that we have control over how […]

Guiding Your Teens versus Pushing (or Shoving) Them

Have you ever known parents who push their teens to the point of stress and detriment? Of course, sometimes teens do need a little nudge in the right direction to keep them on course. And, depending on the teen and his or her tendencies, some may need more than a nudge. That doesn’t mean they […]

Raising Kids Who Don’t Hate Each Others’ Guts

7 Ways to Help Your Teens Get Along

When I was growing up, I always wished I’d had an older brother – or a twin sister. Being an only child, I had always envied people with a lot of brothers and sisters. It seemed like it would be fun to have other kids around to play with. My mother grew up with an […]

Why Your Teen Needs Driving Experience – NOW!

Sophomore year of high school. It’s that action-packed, fun-filled year when most teens become old enough to learn how to drive. And parents fear they will never sleep soundly again. You thought you lost sleep when they were babies. Welcome to the mid-teen years. But relax, Mom and Dad. It doesn’t have to be so […]