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Parenting my teens changed my life! I know that sounds dramatic, but it really is true. I've been in commmunications all my life (in various iterations) and when my son began middle school I couldn't believe how much he changed! Long story short....I started a parent discussion group with some friends of mine, and it profoundly changed our experiences as we raised our teens. We gained confidence, we learned together, and we developed a strong support network. In time, I wrote a book that is a guide so other parents can do the same thing. It's called Please Stop the Rollercoaster! How Parents of Teenagers Can Smooth Out the Ride. It is a parent discussion group program that is being used across the country...and now helping parents of teens is my passion and my life. My kids are now 23 and 21...and they are great. I invite you to check out my info and materials at wwwParentingTeensInfo.com
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As I just told you above, this is now my field, my profession and my passion. So I'm not just blogging for personal reasons, but hopefully to provide helpful info and valuable perspective to parents of teenagers. I don't tell parents how to parent; rather, I provide guidance, report on research and trends, and ask parents to consider key questions that will help them on their journey. I connect parents of teens in living rooms, churches, schools and synagogues thru the "Rollercoaster" program and thru tele-seminars and- very soon - thru social networking. I think parents of teens need to be connected a whole lot more...connected parents keep teens safe; it's that simple.
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Hi there from The Girlz Korner in upstate New York where you'll find light, witty and rather entertaining articles on every topic imaginable from The Little Black Dress to Making Whoopie. So if you get a chance to kick back and exhale, if only for a brief moment ... come on over and see me some time.
Felicia - what a nice welcome - thank you! I'm not sure I"m finding my way around here correctly, yet, but did I see that you are in Asheville NC? What a gorgeous spot! Hey - I may have some questions for you as a school counselor, Felicia. What age group do you work with?