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Communicating with Teen Boys

“How was your day?” gets a response of “Fine” with no additional detail or expression.  “What did you do?” gets “Nothing”.  This is pretty a common conversation with a teen boy.  As a parent, it can be frustrating and as … Continue reading

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Middle School Misery

I had heard warnings about Middle school age kids and all the challenges but I was still quite unprepared as a mom.  My loving, smiling, affectionate child turned into someone I didn’t recognize on most days.  He was distant, defiant, … Continue reading

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Teenage Stress

Recently my teenage son was talking to someone and mentioned feeling stressed out and they replied ‘what’s stressful at your age?’.  He mentioned his exams but that got me thinking about how teens do have a lot of stress.  They … Continue reading

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Birthday Bonding with my Boys

Today, on my birthday, I received the best gift ever.  My boys wrote lovely and thoughtful notes in my card.  I know my boys love me and we have a great relationship but they are typical guys who don’t like … Continue reading

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Connecting with my Teen Boy

My son is in his early teens and it has been a challenge much like every other stage in his growth.  No more infant sleepless nights, no more toddler tantrums or potty training or tween rage, but now this.  Now … Continue reading

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Me and My Teen

I’ve been parenting a teen boy now for a year and it’s been quite interesting.  It’s often a challenge because the struggles seem to make no logical sense.  However, it isn’t all bad.  During the calm hormonal spells, we are … Continue reading

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