“I do not promote teen dating …our culture does.”
Teen Dating Advice to help parents teach their teens how to
"date defensively, navigate safely and steer clear of unhealthy relationships.”
25. Nov, 2014

Talking to Your Kids About Ferguson, Missouri

Fires, chaos, looting and gunshots. What happened last night after the grand jury delivered their decision not to indict Darren Wilson gives pause to what kids are experiencing in the aftermath. Whispers at the lunch table, escalated racial bullying and feelings of uncertainty and fear will permeate our schools across the nation. Social media will give kids […]

15. Nov, 2014

Happy Hour: A Recipe for Parenting Success by Lisa Jander, Teen Dating Mechanic

Happy Hour. No, not the kind at the local pub but the hour just after you see the kids when they come home from school or when you come home from work. What does that look like? How do you relax and unwind? How do your kids see the transition from school to home? Would […]

20. Oct, 2014

Kissing and Storytelling by Allyson Karnowski

Sometimes I imagine parents sitting around talking about their kids, or sharing stories over the phone. In my case, I always picture moms telling embarrassing or proud stories of their teenagers. I did both the mortifying and (sometimes) honorable things, and I’m sure my parents told their friends a fair share about me as they […]

13. Oct, 2014

Boys with Unicycles and Girls with Tricycles by Allyson Karnowski

Tomboys have another life than the pretty pink girls. I was your typically tomboy that liked to hang out with boys in elementary and middle school. I had a group of friends that were girls who liked to jam out to the boy bands of our time together, but for the most part I enjoyed […]