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Teen Tip Tuesday (by Kelly M)-How to Be Prepared for Emergencies (when you’re a teenager)!

4 Apr

How to prepare for emergencies on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

What is preparedness?  Why do I need to worry about being prepared when I already have so much going on in my life? Well, as a teen myself, I think about and work toward being prepared daily for emergencies. How to Be Better Prepared for Emergencies when You’re a Teen How I Grew Up Learning to […]

Mom Monday-Preventing Drug Abuse In Our Youth

30 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 […]

Teen Tip Tuesday- The Secret of Santa

13 Dec

The Secret of Santa on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Beloved was older than her peers when the secret of Santa found its way into our home.  Yes, it broke both our hearts but alas, time marches on.   I truly believe the magic of Christmas is what you make of it.  So for our family, that magic will always be present.  It’s a decision […]

10 Things To Teach Your Child Before Giving Them A Digital Device This Christmas

28 Nov

10 Things To Teach Your Child Before Giving Them A Digital Device on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

It’s that time of year again where our kids turn their attention to wish lists and presents under the tree. As visions of sugar plums dance in their heads, they are also dreaming of digital devices and gadgets a plenty. However, before we gift a digital device this holiday season, it is important to lay […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Teach teens to be thankful

22 Nov

Teaching kids to be thankful on 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 that know your expectation of manners […]