Parenting From the Passenger Seat

This piece originally appeared in the March 2018 ‘Feminism’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine.   Last month’s column advised this is not the time for parents to check out even if we feel burned out, because teen years are often when the wheels fall off the wagon. Teenagers are still assembling a picture of the Read more about Parenting From the Passenger Seat[…]

Planning Ahead: Make the Most of Time With Your Teen

This piece originally appeared in the January 2018 ‘The New Year’ issue of Fernie Fix Magazine.   A series of charts on the Internet (in an article called The Tail End) break down how much time there is within a hypothetical 90-year lifespan to spend on things that matter. The author of these charts, Tim Read more about Planning Ahead: Make the Most of Time With Your Teen[…]

Parenting ‘Out Of Control’ Teens

I have to agree with Dr. Laura Markham – “There is no such thing as a brat, only a child who is hurting.” ‘Out of control’ is an assessment or judgment that *we* are making. The teenager likely would not use that same phrase to describe themselves, their life, or their circumstances. Immediate first aid Read more about Parenting ‘Out Of Control’ Teens[…]