A lot of google ads turn me off. A really poor design. Even if their content is good, it is hard to get past design. Also, to be really honest, it is really hard to get into a personal blog of someone I don't know very well. They have to be pretty interesting for me to stick around.
- not a huge fan of music if I can't turn it off. But otherwise, no biggy
- to much text can make it hard to read and much less interesting. Pictures are usually a good thing.
- something that REALLY irks me is blogger blogs that have the comments set to use either open id or a google account, because my blog isn't either. So I don't get to leave my URL, which sucks if you are doing a carnival or meme.
Parenting teens is hard enough, but parenting a troubled teen can feel impossible. Most parents simply don’t have the training in psychotherapy techniques, communication skills, and mentoring necessary to guide a teen through the troubled years of adolescence, especially when that teen is also struggling with mental…