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The most important thing to do to increase your child’s success in school

30 Jan

Success in school from Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

You know how important it is for your child to read. Everything the experts say tells you that kids who read simply have more success in school.  Not only that, but they are more successful later in life. But your child refuses to pick up a book. He rolls his eyes every time you recommend it […]

How You Can Support A Gay Child in the Way They Need

23 Jan

girlfriends holding hands

When I discovered that my 13-year-old son “Alex” was gay, I went through a range of emotions: First there was Denial: “He’s just experimenting – trying on different identities.” Then Guilt: “If only I hadn’t let him play with his sister’s Barbie dolls in the bird bath to make ‘Hot Tub Barbie.’ What was I […]

Mom Monday-Preventing Drug Abuse In Our Youth

22 Jan

5 Tips for Preventing Drug Abuse in Teens at Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

As parents we have been truly blessed. Really, parenting has been the most challenging, exhausting, gratifying, worrisome, and loving experience of my life. One of the many blessings of parenting is the abundance of continuous and overflowing emotions associated with the role. As our children grow, we do our best to equip them with moral […]

What is the true cost of raising a teen?

16 Jan

Group of teens with arms around each other

What is the true cost of raising a teen? Obviously the correct answer should be that money is no object, after all this is our children we’re talking about.  While I do agree, I wanted to have a little fun adding up the normal day to day expenses that we incur as parents of a […]

Author Maria T. Lennon on “Who My Character Really Is” in Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child

9 Jan

confessions of a middle child

Today’s guest is author Maria T. Lennon with her discussion on Charlie, the lead role, in her latest book.  In Confessions of a So-Called Middle Child, turning your back on popularity and facing the mean girls head-on proves to be fun and rewarding. Charlie is a hilariously spunky recovering bully and tween hacker who gets expelled from […]

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