How to Handle Your Teen’s Depression

Depression can strike at any age. When it strikes your teenager, it can be difficult to deal with constructively. Your child is not a toddler anymore and you can't simply swoop in and make it all better. Parenting a teen with depression means learning to take a supportive role in your child's life while helping them maintain healthy boundaries.  Here’s how to do it: Don’t be afraid to talk to them about it In order to support your teen, you can’t treat their depression like the … [Read more...]

Taking Your Kid to Driving School? Teach Them These 7 Basics as Well

Years ago, you held your little one’s finger and taught them how to walk. A few years down the line, you made sure your kids learned how to ride a bicycle, without losing their balance. And, now, it’s finally time for you to help them learn how to drive a car.  You enroll them in a driving school, encourage them to put their practice to best use while driving and share some tips and experiences with them. At first, it is natural for them to feel nervous. However, you must help them … [Read more...]

What If Your Child Doesn’t Want To Go To College?

As a mom, preparing your kids to go to college can seem like one of your most important duties. It’s ingrained into us that we as moms make sure our kids do well in school and ultimately get into college. The recent scandals involving Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin are extreme examples of what moms will do to ensure their kids not only go to college but also that they get into the best. These are moms facing potential jail time because of what is seemingly their own desire to have their … [Read more...]

New Style Trends for Prom Dresses

Aren’t you excited enough for the prom night? Sure, you are. Many of you pretty girls start preparing in advance for a prom dress, prom makeup, hairstyles and much more. There are a lot of stylish options out there to make you look like a diva, whether you want to show your super sexy curves or just a hint of your skin. We are here to guide you about the latest style trends for the “dream prom night”. Scroll down to some of them: Illusion Gowns: Illusion gowns are the best … [Read more...]

General Information on Instagram and Children

Legal provisions relating to Facebook and Instagram Researching on the internet for legal rules, I found that they are not there. The applications themselves recommend that you use it only when you are 13 years old or older, but an investigation shows: children download it much earlier. What is so fun about Instagram? For parents who didn’t live the first moments of Instagram in 2012 and actually have no idea what the application entails, it basically sums up to: You share photos with … [Read more...]

Dealing With a Troubled Teen

Being a parent isn’t easy. Being the parent of a teen? Well, that’s even tougher. Parents of teens have to deal with the “emotional whiplash” of caring for a kid who is experiencing the confusing and scary beginnings of their own adulthood, and whose moods and personality may seem to change in a flash. And all of this gets even tougher when your teen is troubled. The teenage years are a difficult time for just about everyone, but they’re tougher for some of us than they are for others. It’s … [Read more...]

5 Things to Do When Your Recovering Teen Comes Home from Addiction Treatment

What a wonderful time it is! Your girl or boy comes home from addiction treatment. It’s easy to think that the storm has passed. That their lives are no longer in danger because of drugs. The turmoil of constantly walking on eggshells is over. Well, sad to say that the struggle has just begun. It’s now time to keep them clean – for good. Here are some things you can do to help your newly-rejuvenated teen stay on the right path after having their addiction treated. Remove … [Read more...]

Teen Gift Ideas 101: Tips to Getting the Right Gift for Your Teen

The adolescent stage is a period of transition in which most teens act and think sometimes as a young adult and sometimes as a kid. They can be difficult to understand in some ways. For this reason, it is a challenge to shop for them. Fortunately, most teens are very appreciative. The child in them is still elated to receive gifts! However, how would you know the right gift for your teen? What gifts are appropriate for their age? To help you in your search for the perfect gift, we have … [Read more...]