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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 […]

Top 10 Reasons that We Love Our Teens!

3 Jan

Love your teen on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

What are the Top 10 reasons we love our teens?    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ 10. They are still afraid of the dark and call for us in the middle of the night.  9.  They will be leaving the nest soon and we’ll deeply miss them.  8. They can drive us around town now.  7. We get to see […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Setting Goals for the New Year

26 Dec

Goal for the new year on Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Teens need to learn how to goal set and establish patterns; it will help them throughout their lives.  Parents can help their teenagers by explaining the importance of setting goals and how they can truly help us reach what we thought was impossible. Here are six strategies to help your teenagers maximize the benefit of […]

Teen Tip Tuesday-Curb the sugar cravings

21 Dec

Curb the sugar cravings with Helicopter Mom and Just Plane Dad

Halloween kicks off the holiday season.  Holidays bring fun, family gatherings, presents, and food.  Much of the food we start to inhale at this special time of year is sweet.  Cookies, cakes and candy are found everywhere.  Help teens curb the sugar cravings. These types of foods are fine in moderation however often teens don’t […]

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