Getting tired of the constant battles with your teenager? You are not alone! Parenting teens is one of the toughest jobs in the universe, and you often struggle with how best to create healthy relationships, enforce good boundaries, and help your teen as they navigate through this challenging growing up process. Parenting teenagers can make you question your parenting ability, push all your emotional "buttons", and create a home atmosphere of overwhelming stress.
'New Year's Eve' has an ensemble cast of some of the biggest names in Hollywood — Halle Berry, Robert De Niro, Hilary Swank and Sarah Jessica Parker, to name a few. But boy, does this movie suck.
If you’re in your 40s or 50s and you have kids in the house, you’re probably familiar with what I like to call “dueling hormones.” This is that ever-so-special time when mom is going through perimenopause and menopause, and her kids are going through puberty, all under the same roof. With all these hormonal fluctuations happening at once, things can get more than a little hectic!
I have taken a very close look at one of the biggest anxiety producers for parents these days: Getting our kids into college. In my research I have found some truths, some myths, and some different ways of looking at this issue that might decrease our own worries and increase the likelihood of success for our kids. In this article I am going to focus on the myth that it is harder than ever to get into college.
My husband and I seem to parent our children differently based on their genders, a tendency I never expected, being the enlightened and empowered woman I am. (“Roar” and all that.) Once we had both a boy and a girl, though, this tendency became obvious.
Still, like my friend, mid-life parents of teens can sometimes feel disadvantaged. They describe feeling isolated from other parents. They may lack the stamina and energy that they had when their older children were teens. Others feel out of touch with aspects of teen culture. And, maybe if they had more energy they would be more motivated to listen to the trending teen music, watch some of the teen reality shows.