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Teen Tip Tuesday-Back to School as a Freshman

21 Aug

Kids walking back to school with backpacks.

Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad 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 most important thing to increase your kid’s success in school

17 Aug

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 our kids who like to 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 […]

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 […]

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