What made this kid so damn disrespectful?

What made this kid so damn disrespectful?

When she dropped the F-bomb at Target I thought, “what could make a kid so angry as to say this to her mother?” Unfortunately, it’s a common occurrence, but what drives teens to act this way?

Why I want my daughter to know I was a victim of sexual assault

Why I want my daughter to know I was a victim of sexual assault

I knew my daughter's teen years would trigger me in ways my four sons never did.  What I didn't anticipate was what exactly it would bring up for me and how I'd deal with it.

Should you have parenting regrets? No!

Should you have parenting regrets?  No!

I RECENTLY HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SPEAKING TO A GROUP OF HIGH SCHOOL BOYS.  The topic was drug and alcohol use.  When I thought about how I would talk with them I decided I didn't want to just be the mom/parent coach who walked into the room with the usual presentation they may or may not actually hear, I wanted to make an impact.

How to rebuild a sense of community at The Turquoise Table.

How to rebuild a sense of community at The Turquoise Table.

As a kid, I remember how welcomed I felt in each of our new neighborhoods.  Those days seem to be long gone, but after recently reading The Turquoise Table by Kristin Schell I decided to take it upon myself to become a conduit for community in my own neighborhood.  Who knew it would lead to meeting the author at my table?!