All Blog Posts Tagged 'Teens' (27)

OMG! OMG! I just had the best corn dog of my life. I can't wait to post a picture of it on Facebook!  ~ Everyone on Facebook - @sassypiehole | You've been warned! http://bit.ly/1fmFbpE

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Unless you're a food critic for the New York Times, I really don't give a shit what you had for lunch, and I especially don't need a picture of it to prove how good it might have been. And guess what? I already know what you look like; we've been friends since high school, so please stop posting those ridicules…
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Added by Lisa René LeClair on December 12, 2013 at 6:40am — No Comments

Behavior Therapy

So now I’m seeing a therapist who sits in her chair and listens to me for an hour.  Last week during my second therapy session, I asked the question… “Why do I need behavior therapy?”  Therapist’s response, “Because we need to focus on your behavior.  Not the thoughts or feelings that cause the behavior”.

Boy, did that make any sense to you?  Surely makes no sense to me.  Why not first study my thoughts and feelings, because obviously it’s these thoughts and feelings that are causing…

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Added by Carolyn Carter on November 6, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

For teenage boys, wearing sunscreen is soooo not cool...

A few of you out there may have a teenage boy. I personally have a 14 year old boy and am constantly stunned (and puzzled) how his behavior contrasts that of his older sister. I mean, I know there is of course a difference between boys and girls but this to me seems weird: he is embarrassed to wear sunscreen. Is your son/grandson the same way?

 

My most recent blog post provides a little bit of an overview of his distain for…

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Added by Diane Reiter on July 18, 2012 at 10:42pm — No Comments

This Mom is NOT Too Old To Party!

. . . I get to forget there are kids and diapers and housework and work-work and all that other crap. I get to lose myself in the music with the man I fell in love with.

NEWSFLASH: OLD LADY GOES DANCING, FATAL



My tween: Where are you and daddy going?



Me: We're going to a club.



Tween:…

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Added by Vanita on June 4, 2011 at 2:38pm — No Comments

Boobs Are Funny

With 13 y/o and 10 y/o daughters the topic of bodies and their ever-changing state seem to be daily discussions. I don't mind. I grew up with a fantastic mom who let me ask anything and honest answers were given. (It was really up to my comfort level in what I wanted to ask.)



I'm doing my best with my answers (thank you American Girl "The Care & Keeping Of You" !) but sometimes it…

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Added by Ann Harrison on June 2, 2011 at 10:18pm — 1 Comment

Shoe, Shoe Be Do!


Okay, so I need new shoes for spring.  Not just, "Gee, I'd like to have new shoes because it's spring."  I really need new shoes because my ...  [READ MORE]  Football Widow

Added by Catherine on March 29, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

Dont Ever Grow Up

SAVED BY LOVE

 

          Time needs to freeze, it needs to stop! My little girl is growing up faster than I had ever imagined. It seems like yesterday I received the news sitting at the women's…

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Added by Heather Shaw Riggleman on January 19, 2011 at 10:08am — No Comments

What'cha doing . . . for the Dove Self-Esteem Weekend?

The Dove Self-Esteem Weekend is almost upon us.

This Friday, October 22 to Sunday, October 24th. I have four hours of girl time scheduled with the teens on Sunday. Scheduled, because we'll be baby free. :-D



Painting nails, styling hair, going through the closet and figuring out

what's needed for the winter wardrobe, what's out, what goes together

and just chatting.



It's pretty hard to get things done when there's a 2 years old running around and a… Continue

Added by Vanita on October 21, 2010 at 7:30am — No Comments

Save Money...Live Better. Since When is Bullying Living Better, Walmart?!!

Shame on Walmart!




The photo above was taken at our local Super Walmart this weekend. I spotted this shirt as we headed for…

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Added by Angela on July 26, 2010 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Teens Want A Change! Surf-and-Skate Fashions Are Declining

There has been a clear move away from Americana and surf-and-skate fashion trends to fast-fashion shopping, made accessible by H&M, Forever21 and Zara. The problem is specialty chain

retailers have yet to adapt to the idea that teens today aren’t simply wearing

the usual style. Continue Reading...…

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Added by Julia Angel on July 15, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Sweet Sixteen

Mom, can we give PRETTY GIRL a ride to the movies tomorrow?”



“Sure,” I responded absently, typing away on my computer.



I knew my son Josh had arranged for a group of friends to go see Toy Story 3 the next day and I often cart his friends around for their various social engagements, so I didn’t give his request another thought.



Until I was blow-drying my hair the next morning, that is.



You know how it goes. You’re… Continue

Added by Holly Bowne on July 1, 2010 at 11:12pm — No Comments

Lasts

Have you ever noticed that parents tend to focus a lot on "firsts"?



We celebrate the first time our baby lifts his head.

The first time she rolls over.

The first word, first tooth, first step.



Then as they grow older, it's…



His first boy-girl party.

Her first dance.

First date, first zit (devastating!), first time behind the wheel of a car.



The other day, I was cleaning out my planner pockets and… Continue

Added by Holly Bowne on May 18, 2010 at 8:20am — No Comments

Transitions

I've started going through pictures of my daughter from infancy up till now. Eighteen years worth. I’m doing this in preparation for the graduation party video I was going to create (now she is), and for the surprise scrapbook I'm making for her to take to college with her. (No longer a surprise because I accidentally mentioned it and now she keeps removing any pictures where she thinks she looks the least bit funny. Like this one: …



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Added by Holly Bowne on April 22, 2010 at 11:40am — No Comments

Driving Lessons

It sounded like a good idea at the time.



I had read an article about these super-cool magnetic bumper stickers, CAUTION NEW DRIVER, and thought to myself. What a brilliant idea! Whenever I'm having my newly permitted child practice driving skills, I'll just slap it onto the back of the ol' van. Then all the other kindly drivers will be instantaneously aware and think to themselves, "Oh, look. How sweet, a new driver. I'll give him a nice, wide berth so he has plenty of room as he…
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Added by Holly Bowne on February 27, 2010 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Welcome to Suburbia: As the Neighbors Turn (Episode 2)

If you missed "Welcome to Suburbia: As the Neighbors Turn (Episode 1)" click here.



For the rest of you, if you recall, I left off in my story with the hand model who had just moved in behind us.



Well, I noticed whenever my hubs was outside working in the yard with the kids, the hand model would always come up to the fence for a chat or bearing an invitation to a pool party she…

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Added by Holly Bowne on February 12, 2010 at 7:21pm — No Comments

The Truth about MyVidaMocha.com

Hi everyone!



I try to keep up with the postings here, but I don't get the chance to post a lot (kids, homeschool, ACTs, etc). I wanted to invite you all to my latest series of postings on my other blog at http://myvidamocha.com . This set of postings is called "The Truth Series." It's all about things we may not want to hear but are definitely the truth - things that if we take to heart, can change us or someone we know. Please stop by and take a look. Thanks and keep up the… Continue

Added by Gail on November 19, 2009 at 9:19pm — No Comments

YouTube--Learn about Bipolar Disorder!

It's an interview of me on Youtube!

Please watch it. Pass on the link. Tell Oprah. :-)

Let me know what you think.

Kate

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 24, 2008 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Teen Depression Myth #10

MYTH # 10



…parents will know if their teen is depressed…




Unlike other mental health issues, like panic attacks or mania, depression can be harder to identify.



Teens, as they seek independence and autonomy, try to disguise their troubles, especially around their parents and other adults.



Parents often minimize or ignore their kids’ symptoms, attributing them to normal adolescent angst.



It’s tough to sort it all… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 22, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #9

If a teen is depressed, everyday activities and goals can seem overwhelming and unreachable. In trying to encourage our kids to do more, we may be causing more harm than good. This leads us to our next commonly held misbelief:



MYTH #9



…resuming normal routines helps depressed kids get better faster…




Parents (and I was terribly guilty of this for a very long time) often assume that their teen is out of sorts because he stopped participating in… Continue

Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 21, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Teen Depression Myth #8

I am often asked about gender in relation to serious mental illnesses.



Here are the facts:



~ Bipolar disorder strikes males and females evenly.



~ Schizophrenia affects males 1.4 times as often as it affects females, according to a 2005 report in Schizophrenia Bulletin.



~ Depression strikes women twice as often as men.





This destroys the long-held MYTH #8



…depression affects teenage boys and girls…
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Added by Kate McLaughlin on July 20, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

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