I was not prepared to hear the news I received the day I called my car insurance company to add my 18-year old to my policy. The customer service rep, politely told me that my policy would increase from $1200 to $2700 for six months! As you can imagine, I nearly passed out!
After speaking with a few people about my situation, they all suggested that it was probably because they added him as a driver of my car: a 2005 Nissan Maxima and not the car I recently got for… Continue
Added by Marquise Jackson on November 22, 2011 at 4:39pm —
Are you guilty of fear-based… Continue
Added by denny hagel on October 12, 2011 at 8:12am —
Parents, having a bit of difficulty figuring out exactly "Whatever" means when it spills from your teens mouth? Sure, we know what we think it means, but it could possibly surprise you. Well, tonight on CreateChatter™ TV, we might just be able to help you!
Tonight (September 5) at 8 pm CT (9 pm ET) on CreateChatter TV, we are chatting… Continue
Added by Dannie on September 5, 2011 at 10:27am —
Sixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is an outsider at her high school. Quiet and shy, as well as cursed with a tortuous family past, she can’t hope to attract the attention of popular Tyler Marsh, for whom she has a crush. How could a girl like her, a girl with a low social status, an alcoholic father and a mother who abandoned her, dare hope…
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 24, 2011 at 2:07pm —
If you have a kid I need to warn you about the Romeo and Juliet syndrome. Again.
Yeah, you think you already know but let me remind you of the rules because the first time your college aged daughter who is beautiful and elegant and brilliant walks in the house with a dweeby little wanna-be artist with a handshake that says "I'm a goober" you'll forget all the rules. You will drag your… Continue
Added by diana hampo on February 21, 2011 at 2:06pm —
My oldest son has always had an entrepreneurial spirit, and he’s always had a desire to make money ever since his first lemonade stand at age 8! Unfortunately, it’s impossible to find a part time job when… Continue
Added by Kristl Story on November 9, 2010 at 10:59am —
Life seems repeatitive. Life seems long and dramatic. Life seems unfair and
at times unbearable. Life seems to be a series of games. One day you're the winner and the next you're being played. Life is...
It's being what everyone else wants you to be. It's being what is acceptable. It's hiding the real and showcasing the mask. Life is...
Life is all of that…
Added by Nikki Cates Hayes on October 25, 2010 at 10:30am —
Unfortunately I was head-butted into teenagedom last weekend, when my 12 year old step-son came to visit. Like already, 12? I wasn’t ready for it! Not like anyone ever is…
Him, hubby and I were sitting in the living room taking turns playing Call of Duty. He was sitting in the recliner, hubby and I were sitting on the couch together. It was step-son’s turn to play, so hubby kind of… Continue
Added by My Momma Drama on June 23, 2010 at 11:07am —
When I was a pimply, gauche teenager, I loved reading Tiger Beat. In those days, the faces gracing the cover and every page in between was Scott Baio, Shaun Cassidy and Leif Garrett…Oh My. I was convinced that if Shaun Cassidy Continue
really had the chance to meet me, he would…
Added by Lanita Moss on May 28, 2010 at 9:03am —
Despite the fact that I spent the better part of the day looking to hunt down whatever sneaky, cowardly bastard thought it would be fun to plant the malware that took down numerous sites hosted by GoDaddy today, including mine, thanks to some incredible tech support & my amazing tweeps & peeps out there, I am getting Crazy Town back on track! So moving right along with our… Continue
Added by Tracy Warner on May 13, 2010 at 1:40am —
If you want to alienate your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am the boss and you will obey!” On the other hand, if you want a relationship with your kids, create an atmosphere that says “I am here to help you!”
Communicating with your child is what will determine the type of relationship you will share. On going communication is what will allow the relationship to deepen and strengthen.
Parents are often so busy they forget the need to consciously cultivate a… Continue
Added by denny hagel on February 15, 2010 at 2:25pm —
If asked if you are you an “awakened” parent you would probably pause to consider what that actually means. What constitutes being an awakened parent? Many equate the term “awakened” with “eyes wide-opened” or being “aware”. In terms of parenting, to be awakened means to be conscious of what your role as a parent consists of…examining your role, determining if it is working to produce the results you intend, and finally, making necessary changes to achieve those goals.
Parenting is… Continue
Added by denny hagel on January 7, 2010 at 7:00pm —
By Aurelia Williams,
Author of Understanding Your Teen
Parents spend a lot of time teaching their kids right from wrong. They show them what they think is right and hope they can keep their children from falling for negative peer pressure.… Continue
Added by TeasasTips on December 17, 2009 at 4:19pm —
This morning I dropped Keenan off at 7:15 a.m. to begin his high school career. What choo talkin’ bout Willis? Yes, somehow I am of the age to have a high schooler and my sweet baby boy has legs covered in hair, a deep voice and fears wedgies. I was specifically instructed to stay as far away from the Senior parking lot as possible when I dropped him and his friend off.
Senior parking lot? That’s your big fear? Because mine are drugs, alcohol, sex, heartbreaks, college, losing you… Continue
Added by Stefanie Mullen on September 1, 2009 at 5:27pm —
James, my 13-year old, and I are in the car on our way back from his dentist appointment that I proudly remembered and made, to the amazement of the staff and myself, to be honest. At 3:00 a.m. when I couldn’t sleep, I was sure I would not wake up in time for the 9:00 a.m. appointment.
Read More. It gets good. I promise.
Added by Amy Musing on August 5, 2009 at 6:19pm —
I only stuffed my bra once.
Not bad for someone who for all of Junior High was mercilessly teased as being a carpenter's dream
(flat as a board) in home room every day.
But growing up, these things certainly have their impact. Now, I didn't really care. I was one of those girls that was someone embarrassed of "growing… Continue
Added by KiKi Walter on April 6, 2009 at 12:49am —
I haven't been on the internet much during the last couple of months so I am trying to catch up.
I am trying to get adjusted to having a baby again. I tell people that it isn't four kids that is overwelming it...it is having a teenager and an infant at once.
Honestly, I don't know which is the bigger baby. The two month old is supposed to be a baby, but the 13 year old whines, cries, and pouts like a two year old.
Trying to adjust and create order in my… Continue
Added by Sonya on February 4, 2009 at 9:46am —
Teens being teens!
Those of you busy parenting teens know that while it's not the easiest job, it is a job full of surprises, love, lessons and usually, never boring.
At www.parententalguidancerequired.blogspot.com the series covers the importance of our communication skills, and how we interact with our kids.
Do you have a teen topic you would like to read more on? Please comment on… Continue
Added by Meglyn on December 6, 2008 at 11:30pm —