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The Call No Parent Wants: There’s a Gun at School

I heard the principal's measured voice on a recorded message saying the words no parent ever wants to hear: there was a gun at school.
10 Things To Teach Your Kids Before College

10 Things To Teach Your Kids Before College

It's never too soon to start preparing your kids for college. Check out these 10 Things To Teach Your Kids Before College.

How to Keep the Conversation Going with Tweens and Teens

While we cannot control our kids’ thoughts or feelings, what we can do is find new approaches so that we are having a conversation versus a monologue.
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5 Obnoxious Things that Only Moms of Boys Experience

It's been a long haul to become the mother of a teen boy. These are five obnoxious things that only moms of boys have to experience.

Science Says: Early School Starts are Unhealthy

Studies have shown that early school start times are detrimental to kids health, causing issues with weight, depression, and general school performance.

7 Emotions Parents of Teens Feel Every Single Day

Raising a teen is often likened to riding a rollercoaster, but that may be an understatement. I charted the emotions that came with parenting for a few days. It was a lot.

Parenting Done Right in the Age of Social Media

After seeing social media posts a boy at school made, my daughter decided she wasn’t interested in him, and she wanted to talk to me about it.

35 Ways to Embarrass Your Teen

Warning: Do not embarrass your teen with these techniques at home. These stunts were performed by an untrained teen parent, and they did not go well.

Going the Distance

Side by side, we’ll walk home, shadowy branches swaying gently overhead, their claws finger painting the constellation of a runner darting across the sky.

How Do You Survive Teen Parenting?

I've got a tween and a teen, and I'm terrified. I asked my fellow #RealityMoms what I'm looking at over the next few years. They didn't pull any punches.