Why You Should Teach Your Teenager How to Use a Chainsaw

“Be careful!” How many times do we as parents say those words to our kids? A lot. A whole lot. I say it with so much frequency, the kids make jokes about it. But what if our desire to keep them safe prevents them from learning skills that will benefit them later on? During our […]

4 Advantages a Hobby Will Give Your Teen

Every fall, we make the pilgrimage to Asheville, North Carolina for the Southeastern Animal and Fiber Festival, the biggest fiber show in our region. It is becoming a tradition for us to anticipate and attend this event. We attend a couple of other shows throughout the year, but this one is the main attraction. My […]

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 […]