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Seven Reasons I’m Singing the Back-to-School Blues

As happy as I am that school is back in session, it does bring its share of hassles that drive me crazy.

Five Time-Savers for Busy Teens

For many teens, summer is just as busy as the school year. Jobs, athletic activities and social events can keep that so-called “break” jam-packed with action.

Tween ‘Tudes: What Are They Really Saying?

So how do you read between the very angst-filled lines and decipher what your tween means when she’s saying something completely different out loud? We’re here to help.

Teen Parent, Private Eye

Teens by nature crave independence and privacy. As parents, how far should we go to respect their privacy while still ensuring they’re making sound decisions?

Spend the Summer Giving Back

Discover amazing ways your family can give back and volunteer in the Kansas City area.

Unplug: How Unstructured Time Fosters Better Connection

Whether you want to become a stronger, more intuitive communicator or you’re trying to raise one, free time spent unplugged can make a big difference.

THE 10 LAWS FOR PARENTING TEENS

You've reached that ever-looming reality that your strong-willed firstborn daughter, the one you named with purpose and depth, the one for whom you've had such dreams and high standards, the one whose schedule, eating habits, activities and friendships you've been able to keep in a relatively controlled box, has become a TEENAGER.

Why Social Media Behavior Matters

For our digital natives, online interaction is part of the new order. But that doesn’t mean our kids don’t require old-fashioned parental guidance.

Surprising Teen Conversation Starters

Your teen is a growing, independent soul. Sometimes parents get so worried about their teens that they forget they are separate individuals who process the world differently because of being in a different stage of life and having a different social position than their parents.

Mom & Daughter Time: Great Ways to Build the Bond

It’s not easy being a ’tween or a teen girl; nor is it easy being the mother to one. We see our daughters spend more time in their bedrooms, on the phone, computer and hanging out with friends. Many don’t want us around because we embarrass them. So, what’s a mom to do—or not do? Definitely don’t bail out! They need us now more than ever. As our daughters enter some of the most difficult stages of adolescence, learning to adapt and bond with them becomes increasingly important.
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