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Teens
08/30/2018
It's Time to Ban These Three Words: 'Typical Teen Behavior' We use 'typical teen behavior' to refer to a broad range of things our teens do, much of it unbecoming. Whenever they appear moody, or stop talking to us, or resist our reminders about from everything from deadlines to hygiene, our go-to explanation is that they're just being typical teens. But are they... More >>

Tags: Motherhood-FatherhoodParentingSocial IssuesTeens
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07/20/2018
Salad Families I have three children and my husband has three children. We came back from a dream family vacation intended to make our newly formed 'salad' family of six children bond with each other... More >>

Tags: DivorceMarriageParentingStressTeens
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06/27/2018
The Father of a Female Teen ...I look forward to times when it's just me and her so we can talk about things from the 'dad perspective' that she wouldn't normally bring up when we're all together... More >>

Tags: ParentingTeenagersTeensTweens
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05/21/2018
The Grass Will Grow Again, But The Kids Won't As a kid, I organized a backyard baseball game. We made bases, formed teams and started playing. It wasn't long before we started to wear down the grass and make 'trails' between the bases... More >>

Tags: AttitudeParentingTeensValues
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05/18/2018
Words for Teenagers ...[T]he following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth: Always we hear the cry from teenagers 'What can we do, where can we go?' More >>

Tags: BackboneCharacter-Courage-ConsciencePersonal ResponsibilitySocial IssuesTeenagersTeensValues
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05/11/2018
First Love, Young Love I met my first love working at a fast food restaurant just after high school. She was caring and a hard worker like me. She was very beautiful and had eyes that smiled all the time. More >>

Tags: DatingFamily/Relationships - TeensRelationshipsShacking UpShacking-UpTeens
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05/04/2018
The Day I Realized My Son Had Become A Man My son is living in a different state for college but took a semester off to work full time. He called to tell me he was quitting the full-time job because he wasn't enjoying it and taking a part-time job instead. He'll be returning to school for the summer semester... More >>

Tags: Motherhood-FatherhoodParentingRaising Boys to MenTeensWomen's Point of View
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05/03/2018
Mom Is ALWAYS Needed I often hear people on your show say that they'll go to work when the kids are teenagers in high school because their kids won't need them around as much. I have a daughter who is a high school senior and last night was the first night I had total confirmation that she needs me now more than ever... More >>

Tags: AttitudeMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingStay-at-Home MomTeens
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04/18/2018
The Value Of Working Hard I am a fifth-grade teacher, with 31 students in my class, ages 10-12. At least HALF of them whine and complain at the simplest of tasks. They act as if everything is too much work... More >>

Tags: AttitudeBehaviorCharacter-Courage-ConscienceEducationJobPersonal ResponsibilityTeens
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04/10/2018
Do Your Homework! I have tried to teach my two boys the importance of 'considering the source' when someone says things that hurt their feelings... More >>

Tags: BehaviorParentingPersonal ResponsibilityRegarding Dr. LauraTeens
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