Tag Archives: parenting teens

What Is Your Last Name?

When our kids were little, they would say ” I want to do so and so, or go so and so”. If I said no, they would say that, “Susie gets to do it”. My standard response was to ask … Continue reading

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Tween the Lines

Tween.  Not quite a teen, not quite a child. As if being a teen isn’t hard enough, our culture has found a way to force a child into adolescence before many are ready. Culture even gave it a name. Tween.  … Continue reading

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Hindsight is 20-20

Hindsight is always 20-20 and I’m tempted to think ” I should have…” . My friend Toni has a great saying.  She says “I’m not gonna should on you”. You see things just happen all the time. We all make choices … Continue reading

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Almost Made It Through

A friend said something to me recently. We were discussing our teenagers and how hard parenting has been in the last couple of years. She said she thought I had made it through the worst of it.  I hope she … Continue reading

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Close the Gate!

I volunteer in our church on Sunday evenings during the high school service.  We get to watch and play with the small group leaders adorable children while they mentor our less adorable teenagers. One Sunday I was assigned the infant room. … Continue reading

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