Over the past couple of months, the media has rampantly reported on a recent court case in the US regarding a young man that committed suicide at the urging of his girlfriend. She was found guilty for convincing him to carry out his suicide plan via a series of text messages. While this young man … [Read more...]
Your Teen’s Messy Bedroom Isn’t A Problem. It’s Art.
"I'll do it later." "I'm doing homework." "I like it this way." By now you've probably heard every excuse under the sun for why your kid couldn't possibly tidy their bedroom. Even though you daren't set foot inside it for fear you might find something a) growing (those bowls of cereal never … [Read more...]
What The Heck Is Snapchat And Why Are Our Kids Always On It?
If you’ve got a teenager, you can probably look over at any time of the day or night and find them snapping selfie after selfie. I'd estimate that it happens about every 10 seconds. But what are they actually doing? Chances are, your kid is sending photo-type-texts to their friends via an App … [Read more...]
Bra Shopping With Your Daughter: Tips For Being A ‘Supportive’ Mom
Possibly one of the most embarrassing, brave, and daunting questions a preteen girl can ask her mother is to go bra shopping. The other day, my 12-year-old daughter asked me to take her bra shopping. “I need to get fitted,” she said, all-knowingly. I was taken aback. Not because she needed bigger … [Read more...]
A Very Teen Halloween: Handmade Vs Store Bought Costumes
In the coming weeks, social media will be abuzz with celebrity Halloween incarnations—and don’t think your daughter hasn’t noticed too. While Hollywood’s finest are running around L.A in sexy, skimpy outfits (unless you’re Katy Perry and prefer a Cheetos costume), your tweens and teens will be … [Read more...]
Talking To Your Son About Personal Grooming: A How To
There are those conversations that every parent eventually has to have with their kids that can sometimes feel cringe-worthy. The birds and the bees, personal hygiene… we know they are 100% necessary but that doesn’t mean we aren’t going to squirm through the whole thing. And let’s be realistic, if … [Read more...]
Bedtime for high schoolers?
Ask me anything about babies, toddlers and school-aged children and I am your expert. We've pretty much encountered it all with those age groups. My oldest continues to be my test child. This week, she starts high school. She is the most awesome of teenagers. I am constantly awed by how she lives … [Read more...]