Living with teens

Let Go of Being a Helicopter Parent
“If you’re a ‘Helicopter Parent,’ hovering and rarely out of touch, think about joining the grassroots movement that advocates giving teens space.” Read More

Steps to Deal With Bullying
“Remember what it was like to be in school, afraid of the big bully in the neighborhood? The documentary Bully reignited the national dialogue about this challenge for kids, following several students and their families over…” Read More

Sexting and Parenting in the Digital Age
“Now that your teens are in school again, are you concerned they’re back to risky behaviors on the Internet – sending inappropriate sexual pictures and texts on their cell phones? If so, you’re not alone. A recent survey of parents with…” Read More

Parenting After Weinergate: Talking to Your Teens About Lying
“Anthony Weiner is no longer front-page news now that he has resigned in disgrace from public office. So what’s a parent to make of Weinergate, that perfect storm mix of politics, power, sexting and lying? The media frenzy…” Read More

Rihanna as a Positive Role Model for Teenagers
“Children today are caught in the crosshairs of modern media. Technology has become their babysitter – reality TV, nude photos on the Internet, bizarre videos on YouTube, seductive text messages. “… Read More

6 Tips for Planning Summer Staycations With Your Kids
“With the high price of gasoline, are you thinking of canceling your vacation trip? This summer more and more Sandwiched Boomers are reducing their carbon footprint by taking “staycations” with their families. Why drive to a resort when “… Read More

How to Lay Low as Helicopter Parents
“As your college student is settling into the dorm, are you discovering that letting go is more difficult than you imagined? Even with the pressures you feel as a member of the Sandwich Generation, are you ambivalent about cutting the apron strings?.”… Read More