How to Decide if Your Teen Should Get a Cartilage Piercing

Is your teen begging for permission to get her cartilage pierced? Maybe she is citing that all of her friends have one of these piercings. Or, maybe she wants to use the piercing as a form of self-expression. If you are hesitant to let your teen pierce any part of her body other than her earlobes, you are not alone in your concern.    You may be worried about how a cartilage piercing will affect her employment or education opportunities. Or you may be concerned about the risk … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

The Ultimate Guide on How to Tell if Your Child Is Ready for a Credit Card

Is your child ready for a credit card? Or do they need to wait awhile? Read on to learn how to tell if your child is ready for their first credit card. You may be surprised to know that nearly 20 percent of the children between the ages of 8 and 14 have credit cards. Most credit card companies only issue cards to people older than 18 years old. However, did you know that many companies are starting to permit children to gain access to their parent's credit card via authorized user status? … [Read more...]