This week at NBC Education Nation, I considered how volunteering at the holidays may not be the best way to teach long term gratitude.
In my latest post for TODAY.com I looked at ways to help your kid bridge the space between little kid and teen during the holidays. (Note: That’s not my snarky title on the TODAY article. The outlet changed it from my original title: Talking Turkey with Tweens!)
I talked with the Digital Dads about middle school and had so much fun. Lots of moms come to my talks and ask “How do I get my husband on board? He won’t sit down to read a parenting book.” Send your favorite dad this podcast!
I’m proud to be a new member of NBC Education Nation’s parenting team! Here is my first article for their Parent Toolkit.
The painful thing about being blindsided is – as the name indicates – your child didn’t see it coming. So how do you prepare for the unexpected?
Here it is: The one question you should ask your tween or teen during a friendship crisis. (And straight from the mouths of the kids I work with.)
“My daughter’s best friend has started being mean to her at school. What should I do?”
“My son is clearly upset, but he won’t tell me what happened at school. What do I say to him?”
If you’re the parent of a tween or teen, you’ve probably wrestled with a similar scenario. Parenting a young adult is difficult, in part, because as kids get older, the problems they face get harder and we feel less effective in our attempts to help them.