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Teen Tip Tuesday-Teach teens to be thankful

20 Nov

Teaching kids to be thankful on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad Saying thank you has always been an important part of our family’s culture. It’s a pet peeve when I don’t hear those two little words in the appropriate setting. It’s so easy to teach good manners when your kids are young that will carry over into their teens. Teenagers […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Show Them You Are Thankful

13 Nov

Love your teen on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Teens often feel like we are always nagging and looking to catch them acting out.  They are so used to their harried mom responding with a curt statement or short “no”.  It’s not that we want to answer this way, it’s just that we often do so without thinking of the impact our words have. […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Hold a Family Interview on Thanksgiving!

6 Nov

Thanksgiving with family at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Thanksgiving is the perfect time for teens to get to know their family better. The holidays bring us closer together and since most family members are hanging out in intimate settings, it’s a great time to hold a family interview of each other. So while you are waiting for that lovely turkey to be ready […]

Tips for Helping Your Kids Balance School and Sports

19 Sep

Balance School and Sports Schedule on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Are you looking for a way to teach your child the value of hard work? If so, allowing them to participate in a team sport is a great idea. Studies show that children who are active are 15 percent more likely to attend college and perform 40 percent better on standardized tests. Once you child has […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Back to School as a Freshman

21 Aug

Kids walking back to school with backpacks.

Back to school means changes for all of our kids.  Switching schools can be one of those scary times in a teen’s life.  Don’t you remember going back to school as a freshman?   I remember dropping Beloved off at the car line and thinking she was one of the tiniest people on the planet. […]

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