A gap year is when students decide to delay their entry to college to either catch their breath after high school, or to gather some life or work experiences before embarking on their college career.
In favor of understanding my teens a bit better, I took a stroll down memory lane and wrote a letter to my younger self. Here’s what I came up with.
Are you strapped for ideas of things to place in your teen's Easter basket? Here are more than 100 things they'll love.
When you think of Easter baskets, you probably think of young toddlers running out to see what the Easter Bunny has left for them. But what about teenagers?
When you have rules, you have rule breakers. And friends, I am definitely a rule breaker.
Trust. It's a hard word to swallow when your daughter is 15.
My 14-year-old daughter, DQ, is moving out. It’s weird, I never thought I’d type these words before she turned 18. But here I am, standing by as she packs up her bags and prepares to leave the nest. My nest. The one I have padded with protection and comfort since the day she was born, through a messy divorce, during financially tight times, and in her tumultuous teen years. She is flying the coop with my assistance when I drive her a full three hours away to live with her father. And this might just be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life.
When teens are fighting you for their freedom, they're also testing to see if you care enough to set boundaries.
While working at bringing our families together, it was suggested that we try a family meeting. We were pleasantly surprised at the results.
Turmoil of these 'angry years' tests parenting skills and patience