By: Cheryl Maguire As I watched a local theater production of the musical “13,” I smiled listening to the catchy tune. Then the teenagers on stage sang the lyrics in a mocking tone, “No, you’re not ready! No, it’s not time yet! No, it’s not right now! Wait until you’re older! Homework. Laundry. Dishes. Courses. … More How To Stop Nagging Your Teenager
By: Guest Blogger – Marie Gross Several months ago, I took the opportunity to share with my favorite Mommy Bloggers and their audience a video illustrating the hazards of distracted drivers. Messages addressing “driving while intexticated” abound on roadside signs (in Massachusetts where teen texting and driving is prohibited and carries a $100 fine), in … More Texting While Driving
By: Carolyn Coleman Now that my son is 15 years old, he has this idea that he will be driving himself to school as of next school year. The thought of this sends chills through my body. Over the past few months I’ve taken a special interest in watching drivers and the things they do … More Texting and Driving
By: Janice Johnson-Plumer As I read time and time again how many of our youth are being bullied, feel isolated, and commit suicide, I wonder how that can be prevented. As I was researching this topic, I came across an organization called The Jason Foundation, which was born out of a father’s loss after his son … More Protecting Our Children
By: Alison Puzia, Guest Contributor With spring comes prom, for many high schoolers. Moms, this thought may have you cringing as you flashback to your own prom experience. If you’re concerned about your teen’s safety at prom, read on! We have compiled a list of tips to help you help your teen have a safe, … More Prom Safety Tips
By: Janice Johnson-Plumer About a week ago I happened to stop at a carwash to clean out my car. It was a beautiful day and the sun was shining. The sound of loud music filled the air, as I saw kids having fun, listening to music in their car. My mind flashed to a similar … More How Safe Are Our Children?