Social Engagement or Catastrophe?

Social Engagement or Catastrophe?

Don’t say anything online that you wouldn’t want plastered on a billboard in Time Square with your face on it. (Desiree Panlilio). That was my go-to saying with my teens. Reading the quote it seems rather dramatic, but is it? Today teens will screen-shot what one teen...
We All Want to Belong.

We All Want to Belong.

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.(Douglas Pagels) As parents we want our teen to have friends, to have someone to go to the game with or to hang out with and watch movies. However, as a parent we also want our...
We All Want to Belong.

Changing Friendships in the Teen Years.

A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. (Walter Winchell)   Our teens are likely to experience friendship shifts. Changing friendships is a normal part of teens growing up, particularly as they change from middle to high school...
We All Want to Belong.

Support your teen friendships. But How?

It takes a long time to grow an old friend. (John Leonard) We all want our teen to have friends, but can we be too involved? Can we be trying too hard to manage our teen’s friendships and who they are friends with? Here are a few thoughts on teen friendship and how we...
We All Want to Belong.

Teen Friendship

Friendship isn’t a big thing – it is a million little things (Paulo Coelho) The teenage years can be a tumultuous time, and to make sure teens stay focused, the adults in their lives often push them toward things that seem to “create” success such as doing well...