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Tweens and Teens

Tweens and teens can be difficult creatures. We have some help for those tough situations that can pop up from time to time. It's best to be prepared ahead of time...they're so unpredictable. Good thing they're also so lovable and cute.

Helpful Tips for Parenting Teens

There is now a second teenager in the house.  Well, my youngest son is now 13. Like most younger siblings though there is a tendency...

10 April Fools Jokes for Any Age

There is one day a year when any joke you can think of is pardoned with one simple phrase, “April Fools!” While April first...

Why Hover When You Can Rock It With RocketSkates?

Wearable technology is all about making life easier. Getting our notifications on our wrists, keeping track of our health and fitness goals, even wearing...

Google Hangout Hidden Emojis

A Google Hangout is an instant messaging app that also acts as a text messaging app for many Android users. In true Google fashion,...

7 Avengers: Age of Ultron Easter Eggs

Superhero movies are great fun for the whole family; there’s action, drama, romance and even a dab of horror involved that makes every movie...

3 Ways we will Keep our Teen Driver Safe #SafeTires

Learning how to drive in California is a very important step in becoming an adult. Driving is how a lot of us get around,...

4 Things to Know about Teens & Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse in teens is a reality whether we admit it or not as parents.  It is so easy for us to think...

Printable Cell Phone Contract for Tweens and Teens

We got our tween a cell phone.  I wanted to avoid this moment until he was closer to 13 but realized that I really...

7 Microsoft Gift Guide Items for any Age

Looking for great gift ideas that fit ANY budget and make just about ANYONE happy? Our Microsoft Gift Guide has the hottest products and is...

3 Tips to Minimize Distracted Driving for Teens

Our oldest is ten years old and I am already starting to get nervous about both of our children driving. It seems the news...

What you Need to Know about Facebook Privacy Checkup

Facebook is officially launching their Facebook Privacy Checkup tomorrow.  At this point, Facebook will be inviting people to use this function but you can...

Lessons Learned You NEED for Parenting a Teen

It's been six months since my oldest son turned thirteen and there are some lessons learned worth imparting. For me, it truly was as if...

Tips for Preparing your Child for Summer Camp

Are your kids going to overnight camp this summer? Are you wondering what might be helpful for preparing your child for summer camp -...

How to Stay Connected to your Soon to Be Middle School...

           My youngest son Logan is in 5th grade and late this year, he will enter the big world of Middle...

5 Ways to Keep Teens Busy

Everyday, millions of parents think about how to keep teens and children busy, which most of the time helps them stay out of trouble....

Parent Guide to Talking to Girls About Beauty

Everywhere your daughter looks, she is bombarded with images of scantily-clad, overly-painted women. These are what she sees as beautiful, and combating those unrealistic...

Get your Teen and Tween Moving with a Blue Flex Scooter

Kickboard USA offers a variety of award-winning Swiss-designed scooters.  Our house is loaded with them. We started off with one of their Maxi Kick Scooters...

How to Get Your Kids Excited About Chores

When spring arrives, there are a lot of outdoor chores you'll need completed if you want your yard looking great this summer. While your...

Teach Life Skills with ThriveTime for Teens Board Game

As parents, we have a responsibility to prepare our children for the real world.  You know I am a big believer in empowering children...

James Patterson Books for Teens: The Dangerous Days of Daniel X

"I wish that I didn't sometimes, but I remember everything about that cursed, unspeakably unhappy night twelve years ago, when I was just three...