5 Ways to Get Teen Boys Talking

Communicating with teen boys is tricky. Somewhere in adolescence, they may retreat from you and you lose access to their inner world. You struggle to understand their grunts in reply to simple questions, or they tell you to "Chill." Or, in the...

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Is Screen Addiction This Generation’s Vietnam?

I want to talk about a problem that a lot of parents have.  In a recent workshop, it took about 2 minutes for a group of strangers to find common ground: Screen addiction, specifically video games, that are ruining their sons. As...

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Teach Kids How To Fail Better

If you want to provoke a room full of high school parents, tell them: Let your kids fail more. And then teach them how to fail better.   Say what? You mean actually fail, like get an F? How will they get into college...

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9 Practical, Do-able Screen Time Tips

  Our relationship with technology is complex and layered. This is especially true for teens immersed in the digital world, and their parents, who struggle to answer "How much screen time is too much?" If this is something you've wondered lately, you are not...

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An Easy Way To Get Along With Your Tween or Teen

Unlike the early parenting years full of gear and books about sleep training, the teen years can feel crazy. You want to get along, but it's a challenge. Overnight, kids go from being extensions of us into the muddy waters of figuring...

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