The Importance of Conspicuously Parenting Teens

Monday morning I went for a walk with two friends who are mothers. As it often does, talk fairly quickly turned to our teenage daughters and the triumphs and challenges we are facing right now. We took turns talking about and listening to each others' unique perspectives and it felt good to be in the company of others whose values are similar and who may have fresh ideas for looking at sticky situations. I was struck by how incredibly important parents are to children as they go through the early teen years. ...more
I read this post with interest on many levels.  First, as a mother of a 12 year old daughter who ... more