teenagers

I Want To Be Like My 12-Year-Old Daughter When I Grow Up​

My daughter moves unabashedly through this world taking up as much space as she damn well pleases.

My daughter moves unabashedly through this world taking up as much space as she damn well pleases. I want to be like my 12-year-old daughter!

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Weight Watchers Offering Free Memberships To Teens (AKA Future Of Yo-Yo Dieting)

I mean, it can’t be real, right? Weight Watchers offering free memberships to teens - come on! Wrong. It’s real.

I actually thought this was a joke. I mean, it can’t be real, right? Weight Watchers offering free memberships to teens - come on! Wrong. It’s real.

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How To Talk To Your Kids About Consent (At Any Age)

Talking to your kids about consent is important at any age.

Wondering how to talk to your kids about consent? It's not hard as you’d think — the conversation changes over the years, but it’s all the same framework.

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Dear Mommabare: A Video Column For Young People Who Have Questions

Dear Mommabare,

Welcome to Dear Mommabare. The place young people go when they need answers they just can't get from other adults. 

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When Your Child Is Abusive

Even now, I hesitate to call my child’s behavior abusive. But it’s impossible to avoid the parallels between my situation now and how I felt when I was being abused by my partner.

Yelling. Throwing things. Name-calling. The only thing that holds me back from calling my teenager’s behavior abuse is that they are my child.

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I Gave My Son Bipolar Disorder

When I look into his eyes, I see my own. And in them, I see the disease we share reflected, bipolar disorder.

I look in his eyes and I see my own. I see pain and confusion; I see the boy I loved so dearly and the man I love even more. I gave my son bipolar disorder.

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Should You Buy Your Teenager A Car?

There are some advantages to giving your child that automotive freedom and responsibility.

Are there any good reasons to buy your teenager a car, other than making them happy?

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Teenage Girl Pimps Out Other Teenage Girls (You Won't Believe Where)

image credit: Kings County Sheriff's Department

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The Trials And Tribulations Of Raising Teenagers

An important factor for surviving the teen years is keeping a sense of humor.

There's a popular saying that "Raising teens is like trying to nail jello to a wall" — and this is a perfect metaphor for parenting teenagers.

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If I Go To Hell, I Know My Message Tees Are Waiting For Me There

The author can neither confirm nor deny the validity of this tee.

Air pollution, noise pollution, water pollution. The list goes on. And of all the environmentally unsound ways to poison the atmosphere, I’m probably most guilty of committing “t-shirt pollution.”

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