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Category: Parenting Teens

Quotes on Parenting – Funny, Motivating and Inspirational Quotes

 I love collecting quotes on parenting. They help to keep me just about sane and to remind me that there are millions of other parents out there just trying to do their best for their kids. And some of them just give me a good old belly laugh too! After all, parenting is said to be the hardest job…

Parenting a Teenager – Keeping Sane with Teen Bingo

Parenting a teenager is wonderful, challenging, rewarding and frustrating all bundled up together If you’re anything like me, there are days that feel weirdly like a cross between Groundhog Day and a game of Teen Bingo. If you have a teenager, you’ll know where I’m coming from. There are phrases you find yourself repeating…

Online Parenting Tips – When is it OK to leave a teen home alone?

Online Parenting Tips: Finding Work/Life Balance One of the (many) parenting challenges for the working single parent is the thorny question of ‘when is it OK to leave a teen at home alone?’  What’s reasonable? What’s legal? And most importantly, what’s safe? Like many single parents, I hold down a full-time job, to support…

Chores for Kids – Agreeing Age Appropriate Chores

I’ve had ‘that chat’ with my son about chores for kids, as he wasn’t doing regular chores at home. He has always helped out on an ad hoc basis, but life is so much easier now with an agreed schedule. Much less to argue about when he hits those awkward teen years and dividing…

Parenting Tips for Mothers – Switching from Manager to Mom on the Way Home

One of my top parenting tips for mothers is to learn to leave the office and all the stresses of the day behind and to be ready to be mum the moment I walk in the door at home. I have a fantastic but demanding job. In the same way that I need to be 100% on my game the…