Parenting helps for parenting teenagers effectively. Read about hot topics for the teen years and how to handle situations that arise.

Brayden Preteen Summary: 13 Years Old

This is a summary for Brayden from 12 years 9 months old to 13 years old.     My recent post on Instagram summed it up well: Happy 13th Birthday… View Post

8 Ways to Respond to, “Everyone is Doing It!”

8 Ways to Respond to, “Everyone is Doing It!” Helpful phrases to be prepared for how to respond.      The phrase, “Everyone is doing it!” is a time-honored phrase… View Post

How to Respond to “Everyone Else is Doing It”

How to Respond to “Everyone Else is Doing It” Avoid peer pressure. We all know the classic phrase. “Everyone else is doing it!” Another variation is, “All the kids my… View Post

45 Questions to Get Your Child Talking

My twelve year old son has a super talent. He can answer any open-ended question with one word, and do it well. He has sharpened my skills as a question-asker.… View Post

What Age Should Kids Have Social Media Accounts?

As your child comes out of the preteen years and approaches the teen years, you will likely start to get inquiries about when he/she can open up various social media… View Post

9 Ways to Be Happy

Life as a teen and life before getting married can be tumultuous, for many reasons. For me, one of those reasons was the unknown. I didn’t know who I would… View Post

Fighting the Body Image Battle for Our Daughters

  My mom hated her birthdays. She did not like to have birthdays and didn’t like to be celebrated. I remember her crying many years. Why, you may wonder? Did… View Post