Depression and Your Teen

Parenting teens can be challenging, but when you add in the ups and downs of their emotions and hormones, it can be downright confusing. Several years ago, I found myself in the midst of this difficult and scary season. My oldest daughter was struggling in school and with her peers, and she was battling depression […]

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Practical Suggestions for Parenting Through the Teen Years

Does this sound familiar? Yesterday morning went something like this: Me: Liv. Liv! Olivia! Olivia Marie! (at the top of my lungs) Liv: Crickets. Me: Stomping up the stairs, muttering under my breath, Disrespectful!  She’s ignoring me!?  I bet she’s just hoping I’ll give up.  I’m not giving up!  In fact, I’m the opposite of giving up. […]

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Giving the Gifts of Technology This Christmas?

Are you introducing new technology to your home this holiday season? Whether you are giving a new smart phone, tablet, computer, or gaming system, these decisions can be a little scary. At times, it seems like you are inviting the world into your home—and into the hearts of your children. If you are anything like me, […]

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