This post is sponsored by the Center for Parent and Teen Communication. All opinions (and memories!) are my own. Then I remember how you would greet each day with boundless energy and enthusiasm. The couch, stairway banister, and countertops were your own personal indoor gymnasium equipment. You would flip on and off, slide down, or scale anything that was in your way, shaking off bumps
Fall is filled with so many wonderful things to celebrate! Pumpkins, apples, and harvest time get everyone in the mood for some family-friendly fun. The cooler weather and flavors of the season are a perfect combination for a festival. There is so much to see and do all over the state of New York in the fall! Here are some of the best don’t-miss fall
Community service hours requirements seem to be a growing trend at many schools and extra-curricular clubs. However, it can be a challenge to find places for students to get the service hours that they need. One of the easiest ways to decide where your teen should volunteer is to consider their personality and look for opportunities that fit. When the fit is right, volunteer hours
The summer months are the most anticipated and most dreaded time of the year at the same time. Whether you’re relaxing at home over the summer months, playing personal Lyft driver to your kiddos, or working outside the home and taking a fun vacation with the family, you’ll need to set a few rules for a balanced summer vacation. Put these rules in place early
Teens and Mental Health: Is It Just Attitude or Something More? The teen years are a tumultuous time for both children and parents alike. Hormones are fluctuating, personal relationships are changing, responsibilities are increasing, and stress has suddenly become a factor in their lives. As they deal with all of the changes in their body and try to figure out exactly who they are, there
It’s important to think about and celebrate the Earth all year long. However, Earth Day is a day that the world comes together for this same purpose. You can find lots of wonderful local Earth Day activities to take part in, including volunteer opportunities and outdoor events. If you’re looking for something do to at home, this list of Earth Day activities will help!
Parents of tweens face many challenges throughout these years of transition, including when planning birthday celebrations. Many tweens have outgrown the old standard character themed parties, which made planning simple. Instead, they want something a little more grown up. If you’re struggling to find birthday theme ideas for tweens that they’ll love, but keep coming up short, we have a few fun ideas