A number of years ago, I found myself involved in three different conversations with parents who eagerly shared their high school seniors’ college plans. In each case, the student had significant struggles with […]
Does your teenager have you pulling out your hair? Is homework time a nightmare? You’re not sure your teenager comes from the same planet. How do you connect? Raising teenagers is very different from raising small children. Nurturing moves from protection to preparation, from holding them close to setting them free. As they grow through their teen years, finding this balance can be tricky.
When I was newly graduated from high school, I eagerly anticipated my future adulthood with marriage a high priority. My life was all mapped out and proceeding according to my […]
Two days ago I dropped my son off at the train station to return to college in a neighboring state. As I hugged Mitchell goodbye, I said to him, “I […]
When it comes to their attitudes toward school and approaches to homework, my two boys couldn’t be more different. The oldest is an introvert. He loves learning and is a […]