School is over and summer is finally here. Your teenagers are ready to enjoy some fun in the sun and they absolutely should. Summertime is also a great time for them to learn about money management and responsibility. Getting a summer job is one of the best ways for teens to begin to gain independence and learn important life lessons while they have you handy to advise them. … [Read more...] about Best Summer Jobs for Teens
As a parent of two teenagers, I can tell you that college is on our minds already and so are scholarships. I certainly don't want my children to saddle themselves with huge student loans. They know how important a good education is and they know that means giving their studies their full effort now. They also understand that giving their best effort will help improve their … [Read more...] about College Scholarship Strategies: How To Start Early
Talking to teens about relationships can feel a bit weird. Talking to your teen about sex can feel even more awkward. However, having open conversations with our children is so important to supporting them emotionally and to keeping them safe. Today, I am happy to share some really great conversation starters for teens and parents from renowned child psychologist Dr. Jillian … [Read more...] about Conversation Starters For Teens And Parents
Most people know cigarettes are bad for you. But many wonder how safe are e-cigarettes? The short answer is, e-cigarettes still pose health concerns and as a parent, that is something I want to get the word out about. A report from the Surgeon General says that, "E-cigarette use among U.S. youth and young adults is now a major public health concern... These products are now the … [Read more...] about Do You And Your Children Know The Juul E-Cigarette Health Facts?
If you have a tween or a teen, you have probably noticed some moody behavior. Mood swings in children get more common during puberty. I am happy to have an expert today share more about moodiness – identifying signs and ideas on how to best handle moody behavior. Puberty comes with many challenges and Dr. Suanne Kowal-Connelly's new book PARENTING THROUGH PUBERTY: Mood Swings, … [Read more...] about How To Handle Mood Swings In Children
This post was created in partnership with American Express. My daughter is a teenager and I only have a few more years before she leaves for college! There is so much I want to do with her and so many things I still need to teach her before she goes. A huge priority has been teaching her how to properly budget and creating responsible habits. She has helped me shop and look … [Read more...] about Why I Got An Additional Credit Card For My Teen from American Express
Let's face it. Teaching teens money management isn't easy but it is essential. Just like everything else, it takes a little practice. Now, I don't want my kids having to practice balancing their bank account and using credit cards for the first time when they are away at college. I plan to break them in slowly and let them get practice in the real world while they are still at … [Read more...] about The Greenlight Debit Card For Teens Builds Money Management Skills