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This article appears in Calgary’s Child Magazine, May/June 2017 issue.
So, your teenager has the travel bug. Maybe she wants to travel abroad to study, develop a second language or volunteer with a service organization? Teen travel is becoming incredibly popular with young adults who want to spread their wings of independence and see the world.
When I worked in news, we stayed away from covering individual suicides. You might hear it on the police scanner, everyone would shake their head in sadness and then we’d carry on, listening for the next potential story.
I’m so pleased to tell you guys about a new resource to help parents navigate the ever-changing and complicated world of social media.
If your teen is earning money and doing some of their own shopping, you may want to suggest they enroll in some well-known reward and loyalty programs at their favorite stores.
As a parent, it may be difficult to watch your child enter into a romantic relationship. It’s definitely a signal they are maturing and becoming more sexually aware. It’s ok, and completely normal, if this feels a little weird to you. After all, this is your baby!!
Some of my fondest memories as a little girl are being down on the living room floor play wrestling with my father. I’m not exactly sure why we started doing this…I think we must have watched too many episodes of Atlantic Grand Prix wrestling. Anybody with me on that one??
Just recently, we had another heated family discussion about chores and money. It’s a constant source of frustration at our house because the kids seem to have a lengthy list of things they want or need, yet there’s definitely room for improvement when it comes to how much they help out around the house.