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Parenting Rant: Teens Should Show Respect

So. Teens. They can be frustrating! The respect around here has been occasionally…lacking. I tend to have high expectations for the boys. Not everyone agrees that children should be required to be polite and respectful. I get that. I’ve even tried to talk...

Raising Teens: Turning Worries into Trust

(Editor’s note: please welcome Amanda with 7 ways to improve your relationship with your teenager. Thanks Amanda!) As adults, the most cherished memories we have is of our teenage days. But many adults also nurture horrifying memories of their teenage. Teenage...

Trusting Teens Can Be Hard

There are different kinds of trust that we offer our children over time. For example, there’s the trust that a child will do her chores responsibly, and trust that he won’t play with matches and set the house on fire. Now that the boys are older, we’re dealing with...