My teenager is constantly on the lookout for the best way to get from point A to point B. When asked what he wanted for his birthday, he could think of one thing — transportation. Since a driver’s license is still a few years away (thank goodness), we had to look at other options. ACTON sent us their Blink Lite electric skateboard and after a few
Learning to play an instrument is an amazing skill but it is often expensive and time consuming to take lessons. Fender has an amazing new platform that allows your teen (or you) to learn how to play the guitar on your own schedule and from the comfort of your own home. This amazing resource is like having a guitar teacher available 24/7 and is the perfect way to help teens learn how to play the guitar.
Does your child have the life skills he needs to be successful when he leaves home for college?
With such a strong focus on academics for high school students, sometimes we miss teaching our kids some basic skills that will help them thrive. I had a college roommate who told me she didn’t know how to do dishes.
As I found out, the issue went way beyond dishes. After we had been living together for about 6 months she came and asked me where the cleaning supplies were kept. She had her own bathroom and apparently had not cleaned it during the entire time we had been living in that apartment.
I was shocked.
Are you getting ready to send your new college freshman off to college for the first time? As a mom, that is a huge (and emotional) milestone. We are so excited to have Julia share her thoughts on sending her second daughter off to college with us.
She has some great tips if you are getting ready to make the drive to orientation with your college freshman!
Parenting a tween boy is an interesting experience. Suddenly my talkative little boys turned into grunting, one-word speaking, tweens with moods that are all over the board. I never thought I’d say this but sometimes I miss the days when they would cry their eyes out over something silly because at least I knew what they were thinking.
Tween boys need a little help expressing themselves sometimes. I love how just a little bit of direction can help move kids into something that may become their new favorite hobby. My boys tend to default to electronics whenever they don’t know what to do. That doesn’t do much for helping them find new interests, so I guide them a bit.