The Constant Vigilance Factor – Why You Can Be a Great Parent to Your Teen

You know that feeling. “Can I really do this?” We all ask ourselves this daunting question when we first learn we are going to become parents. Will I be able to handle the responsibility of nurturing another human being for the next roughly two decades? When our first child, Jacquelyn, was born, we were ridiculously […]

Why We Should Stop Putting Negative Labels On Teens

It always amazes and saddens me when I hear anyone, especially parents, bad-mouthing teenagers as a group. We are so hypersensitive to stereotyping groups of people in our society, but we think nothing of stereotyping teenagers as “bad.” We describe them as rebellious, stubborn, bratty, ungrateful, head-strong, and even worthless, among other dreadful adjectives. And […]